For many Star Wars fans, Christmas comes a week early when The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18. Feed their desire to experience the film and the full movie franchise with a range of works.
Judging by the upcoming fall publishing season, there will be plenty of speculative fiction titles to sharpen readers’ minds, but no one particular trend is leading the charge. Sf and fantasy has attracted a far more diverse readership than ever before, and publishing success can be found by exploring that diversity. Military sf and space opera stage a revival, fantasy goes dark, and digital publishing is here to stay.