The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien’s enchanting tale became an instant success when it was first published. More

C.S. Lewis and Christianity

Born in 1898 in Belfast, Clive Staples Lewis lost his faith in Christianity at a young age after his mother died and he was sent away to boarding school. More

Sabriel

A revolutionary story that made Nix a rising star in the fantasy genre. More

The Dispossessed

The classic utopian science fiction; winner of the Hugo, Locus, and Nebula Awards. More

Howl’s Moving Castle

This popular novel stars one of the most beloved and charismatic characters in children’s literature. More

Emma Donoghue

Like many teenagers, I spent more of my summer holidays than I probably should have immersed in the world of The Lord of the Rings. More

American Gods

An instant classic and winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. More

The Hobbit

In October 1936, Stanley Unwin, chairman of British publishers George Allen & Unwin (later acquired by HarperCollins), received a children’s book submission. More

The Alchemist

An inspirational phenomenon; one of the bestselling books in history. More

Divergent

First book in the Divergent trilogy, which has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide. More

Science Fiction & Fantasy

HarperCollins’s connections to nascent science fiction and fantasy worlds began with works such as Edward Lytton Bulwer’s The Coming Race (1871), and H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1898) and The Invisible Man (1898). More

A Game of Thrones

First volume in the internationally bestselling series that has sold upward of 70 million copies. More

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Trilogy

Sir Stanley Unwin, chairman of British publishers George Allen & Unwin (later acquired by HarperCollins), originally rejected the 9,250-page manuscript of The Lord of the Rings, the sequel to J. R. R. Tolkien’s moderately successful (at the time) The Hobbit, as it was too long, and the author would make a deal with the publisher only if they also agreed to take another of his unfinished books. More

I, Robot

Asimov’s science fiction masterpiece that influenced a legion of future authors. More

Wicked

Bestseller that is the basis for the hit Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. More