Book Releases 17 Killer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reads for 2016

Book releases are a big deal from where we stand. We thought 2015 was a memorable year for Book Authors; we saw Harper Lee returning to the limelight with her once hidden novel ‘Go Set a Watchman’ whilst Terry Pratchet’s final novel ‘ The Shepherd Crown’ became front-page news following his death. Erotic Romance may have risen in popularity thanks to E.L. James and self-publishing but 2015 became known as the year of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Perhaps fiction writers decided to jump on the Star Wars bandwagon? Perhaps it was the death of a prominent fantasy writer that led to others wanting to honour this genre. Whatever the reasoning, many readers struggled to fulfill their ‘To Be Read’ pile.


2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases

So what does 2016 hold in store for us?

In true Fairytale Traveler style, we have taken the time to explore the top fantasy and sci-fi book releases in 2016. In keeping with our passion for all things mythical and somewhat quirky I have compiled a list of must-reads for all fantasy and sci-fi lovers out there.

Our Top Picks of Book Releases for 2016

1. Fantasy of Fire (The Tainted Accords #3) by Kelly St. Clare

Fantasy of Fire, 2016 book release, Fantasy Novel, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases

Publication date: 14th Jan 2016


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An army is half way to Glacium. And not just any army – it belongs to my mother.

Time is running out as I rush to prevent a war which will kill thousands; The Solati people, my brothers, and the many Bruma I’ve come to care for.

Yet it appears preventing this interworld war is just one snowball in an avalanche of problems as the situation in Glacium becomes volatile and destructive. My various identities hover on the edge of discovery forcing me to consider drastic actions, and questions I’ve had since the abrupt end of the peace delegation are answered.

The two halves of me tug in opposite directions. The Tatuma of Osolis knows what she should do, and the Olina of Nowhere Special finally knows what feels right.

2. Night Study by Maria V. Synder

Night Study by M.V. Synder, Book release 2016,SciFi, Fantasy novel, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases

Publication Date: 26th January 2016


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Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear.

Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he’s quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he’s been keeping secrets from Valek…secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander’s mysterious plans, they realize it’s far more sinister that they could have ever imagined.

3. Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow

Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows, book release1 2016, Fantasy novel, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases

Publication Date: 26th January 2016


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Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!


When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her home room is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers—and, to her dismay, by Blake—the school’s notorious bad-boy.


Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.


When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their home room are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect—it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town … and possibly the world.


4. Cruel Crown and Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2 & #3) by Victoria Aveyard

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Publication Date: January 6, 2016


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Two women on either side of the Silver-Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.

Discover the truth of Norta’s bloody past in these two revealing prequels to #1 New York Times bestseller Red Queen.

Also includes an exclusive excerpt of the hotly anticipated second book in the Red Queen series! Glass Sword transports readers to the world of Silver tyranny, a Red dawn rising, and one girl’s resolve to break down the system that will hold her back no longer.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, released 2016, Fantasy, Sci Fi Novel, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases

Publication Date: 9th February 2016


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Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

5. The Last Immortal by Alex Marlowe

The Last immortal by Alex Marlowe, Book release 2016, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases

Publication Date: 11th February 2016


Gothic action-adventure transported to twenty-first-century London

The first installment of a brand new adventure series, The Last Immortal combines the action of Percy Jackson with the mystery-solving of Sherlock, and a superhero cast reminiscent of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

In Victorian London, 13-year-old Luke dreams of joining the Immortals, a supernatural crime-fighting squad, founded by his father, the infamous Victor Frankenstein. But when Luke secretly follows the Immortals on a mission against the resurrected Dark Pharaoh Sanakhte, he is killed.

Luke is preserved for 160 years before he is reanimated in the modern day by his childhood friend Evelyn and her father, Jonathan Harker—both vampires. His reconstructed body is fitted with cybernetic upgrades that make him an incredible athlete and fighter. And he’ll need them, because Sanakhte and his followers have returned.

Now Luke and his friends must reunite the scattered Immortals: Raziel, a living gargoyle; Aurora Cage, a werewolf bounty hunter; and Dodger, a Victorian pickpocket cursed with eternal life. But to destroy the Dark Pharaoh, Luke must first uncover a terrible secret hidden in his past . . .

6. A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

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Publication Date: 23rd February 2016


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Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.


7. The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by C. M. Valente

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Publication Date: 1st March 2016


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Quite by accident, September has been crowned as Queen of Fairyland – but she inherits a Kingdom in chaos. The magic of a Dodo’s egg has brought every King, Queen, or Marquess of Fairyland back to life, each with a fair and good claim on the throne, each with their own schemes and plots and horrible, hilarious, hungry histories.

In order to make sense of it all, and to save their friend from a job she doesn’t want, A-Through-L and Saturday devise a Royal Race, a Monarckical Marathon, in which every outlandish would-be ruler of Fairyland will chase the Stoat of Arms across the whole of the nation – and the first to seize the poor beast will seize the crown.

Caught up in the madness are the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the combat wombat Blunderbuss, the gramophone Scratch, the Green Wind, and September’s parents, who have crossed the universe to find their daughter…

8. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, fantasy sci-fi, book release 2016, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases Publication Date: 8th March 2016


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Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.


Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.


The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.


9. The Edge of Worlds (The Books of the Raksura, #4) by Martha Wells

The Edge of Worlds by Martha Wells, book release in 2016, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases Publication Date: 5th April 2016


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An expedition of groundlings from the Empire of Kish have traveled through the Three Worlds to the Indigo Cloud court of the Raksura, shape-shifting creatures of flight that live in large family groups. The groundlings have found a sealed ancient city at the edge of the shallow seas, near the deeps of the impassable Ocean. They believe it to be the last home of their ancestors and ask for help getting inside. But the Raksura fear it was built by their own distant ancestors, the Forerunners, and the last sealed Forerunner city they encountered was a prison for an unstoppable evil.


Prior to the groundlings’ arrival, the Indigo Cloud court had been plagued by visions of a disaster that could destroy all the courts in the Reaches. Now, the court’s mentors believe the ancient city is connected to the foretold danger. A small group of warriors, including consort Moon, an orphan new to the colony and the Raksura’s idea of family, and sister queen Jade, agree to go with the groundling expedition to investigate. But the predatory Fell have found the city too, and in the race to keep the danger contained, the Raksura may be the ones who inadvertently release it.


10. The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2) by Jodi Meadows

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows book release 2016, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases Publication Date: 5th April 2016


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Wilhelmina has a hundred enemies.

HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right.

HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.


HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to rule.


In this stunning conclusion to THE ORPHAN QUEEN, Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen.


11. The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #2) by M. Salisbury

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury, sci-fi, fantasy novel, release 2016, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases Publication Date: 26th April 2016


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Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won’t reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.


12. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Publication Date: 26th April 2016


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The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

There’s no doubt this book will be on many ‘Good Reads’ must read lists for 2016.

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death.

She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.


13. Age of Myth (The First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of Myth by Michael J.Sullivan, ci-Fi, Fantasy novel, book released in 2016, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases

Publication Date: 28th June 2016


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Michael J. Sullivan’s trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and Tolkien himself. Now, Sullivan’s stunning hardcover debut, Age of Myth, inaugurates an original five-book series—and one of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground.

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between men and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now, only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

The Age of Myth is over; the time of rebellion has begun.


14. The Dragon Round by Stephen S. Power

The Dragon Round by S.S. Power, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Novel, book release 2016, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases

Publication Date: 5th July 2016


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For fans of Scott Lynch and Naomi Novik comes a high fantasy epic that blends swashbuckling adventure with a dark tale of vengeance–when a ship captain is stranded on a deserted island by his mutinous crew, he finds a rare dragon egg that just might be the key to his salvation and his revenge.

He only wanted justice. Instead he got revenge.

Jeryon has been the captain of the Comber for over a decade. He knows the rules. He follows the rules. He likes the rules. But not everyone on his ship agrees. When a monstrous dragon attacks the Comber, his surviving crew, vengeful and battle-worn, decide to take the ship for themselves and give Jeryon and his self-righteous apothecary “the captain’s chance:” a small boat with no rudder, no sails, and nothing but the shirts on their backs to survive.

Marooned and fighting for their lives against the elements, Jeryon and his companion discover that the island they’ve landed on isn’t quite as deserted as they originally thought. They find a rare baby dragon that, if trained, just might be their ticket off the island. But as Jeryon and the dragon grow closer, he begins to realize that even if he makes it off the island, his life will never be the same again. In order for justice to be served, he’ll have to take it for himself.


15. The Story of Kullervo by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Publication Date: 27th August 2016


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The world first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who swears revenge on the magician who killed his father.

Kullervo son of Kalervo is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters. ‘Hapless Kullervo’, as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny.

Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and who tries three times to kill him when still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and guarded by the magical powers of the black dog, Musti. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruellest of fates.

Tolkien himself said that The Story of Kullervo was ‘the germ of my attempt to write legends of my own’, and was ‘a major matter in the legends of the First Age’. Tolkien’s Kullervo is the clear ancestor of Túrin Turambar, tragic incestuous hero of The Silmarillion. In addition to it being a powerful story in its own right, The Story of Kullervo – published here for the first time with the author’s drafts, notes and lecture-essays on its source-work, The Kalevala – is a foundation stone in the structure of Tolkien’s invented world.


16. Dead Man’s Steel (The Grim Company, #3) by Luke Scull

Dead Man's Steel by Luke Scull, sci-fi, fantasy novel, book release in 2016, 2016 sci-fi and fantasy book releases

Expected Publication Date: 6th Dec 2016


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In the City of Towers, former rebel Sasha and her comrade Davarus Cole struggle to keep the peace between the warring mages who vie for dominion. But when the White Lady sends Davarus south to the Shattered Realms to seek allies among the fallen kingdoms, he finds that his hardest battle may be one fought within. The godly essence now residing within him offers power that could be used against the Fade—but with every death that feeds It, Cole risks losing a part of himself.

An association with a Fade officer grants the Halfmage Eremul a position of privilege among Dorminia’s new masters. He witnesses firsthand the fate that awaits humanity. But with his magic pitiful in the face of the Fade’s advanced technology, the Halfmage must rely on his wits alone to save whom he can…

And in the frozen north, the legendary warrior Brodar Kayne fights a desperate battle for his people. He is running out of time: an ancient evil sealed beneath the mountains is about to break free, an evil that is older than humanity, older than the Fade, older even than the gods—and it will not stop until the entire world is drowned in blood…


17. The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6) by G. R. R. Martin

Publication Date: UNKNOWN


The Winds of Winter is the forthcoming sixth novel in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

The previous installment, A Dance with Dragons, covered less story than Martin intended, omitting at least one planned large battle sequence and leaving several character threads ending in cliffhangers. Martin intends to resolve these cliffhangers “very early” in The Winds of Winter, saying “I’m going to open with the two big battles that I was building up to, the battle in the ice and the battle at Meereen—the battle of Slaver’s Bay. And then take it from there.”

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So there you have it, our favorite 2016 book releases, and there are quite a few of them. Personally, I cannot wait to get my hands on that J.R.R. Tolkien or the new Game of Thrones installment as soon as they hit the bookshops but until then I have plenty to keep me occupied.


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Based in London, England, Tamason is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler specializing in literary trails and all things related to books. She has her own blog called Travelling Book Junkie where she writes as a book-loving traveler and writer who spends her time visiting locations that all bookworms would love. After completing her English degree her aim was pass her love of literature onto others, and well, she has!

154 Comments on this post

  1. It’s been so long – I remember one where they got trapped in a HUGE spiderweb. It was scary!

    Jaime Nicole / Reply
  2. It creeped mecwith the roaches under skin

    BlackRoze37 / Reply
  3. Im a orginal files gal…I chatted in chat rooms during xfiles..I have remain friends with alot of the ppl

    BlackRoze37 / Reply
  4. It has been so long since I have watched the series, but I was 13 when the show debuted and the first episode was disturbing and equally intriguing to me. I was hooked ☺

    Lori Ginn Reed / Reply
  5. My favorite episode is Squeeze, mostly because Tooms is an incredibly creepy character!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Amber Terry / Reply
  6. Can’t wait to watch the new series

    Nate B / Reply
  7. I’ve actually only ever seen the first episode. I want to watch the whole series though!

    Julie / Reply
  8. Always though Xfiles was a cool and spooky show like the twilight zone I heard it was made by the same guy who did breaking bad so that’s amazing still need to watch the whole series but if anything it’s also on netflix! also the youtube page is good

    Dalemoquete / Reply
  9. These books look great, and the X Files Set looks amazing!

    Axmak / Reply
  10. I hope they bring this back

    Stamp_MCfury / Reply
  11. The person in charge of creating the Blu-ray edition was recently interviewed, and mentioned being unable to duplicate the original type font used on the TV series. Other than that, seems like a great upgrade from the DVD set version.

    R. Vail / Reply
  12. It’s either Dreamland (because we find out about Mulder’s bedroom!) or Arcadia (because Mulder & Scully play married!)

    Becca Nieto Christy / Reply
  13. i can’t recall a particular episode, all I remember is catching an episode and being hooked. I had to watch mulder

    my villa / Reply
  14. Love, Love, Love the X-files! Still remember the first time I saw and completely entertained 🙂

    Mona Martinez / Reply
  15. Home. It’s set in Pennsylvania, and its super creepy!! Defiantly a must watch.

    Koapoorpeople / Reply
  16. The days before streaming and DVR. I remember watching almost every new episode when it aired.

    JakeP / Reply
  17. the very first episode is my favorite, that brought all the others

    Mikey / Reply
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  19. Definitely the house one with the creepy family hiding the mom under the bed

    Mike / Reply
  20. not sure the title, but its the episode about the family that has inbred so much that they seem to be living under the bed….it was so freaky it only aired once.

    bill norris / Reply
  21. I really want to read The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home. March isn’t too far away.

    Tammy Shelton / Reply
  22. One one where the get a house in a whirly-gig neighborhood where people were being murdered.

    Sara Duff / Reply
  23. thanks!

    Chris / Reply
  24. It’s really been so long sense i’ve watched X-files! I need to catch up! I’m sorry… I just cant remember much to say what my favorite is. Thank you so much for the giveaway though! I want to read pretty much EVERY book you talked about above! To many books… not enough time!

    Emilee Bond / Reply
  25. I love the X-files. It was one of my favorite series. I wish they would bring it back.

    Debra Holloway / Reply
  26. I can’t remember a specific episode, but I would love to watch the whole series from beginning to end again!

    Gina G / Reply
  27. I haven’t seen it in forever. I do remember one episode where they find this house out in the country, and the sons are keeping the mother tied to a rolling board under a shelf or cabinet in the basement.

    Brooke / Reply
  28. I can’t even recall one. My husband was/is the big X-file fan. I’d love to win this for him.

    clickclickmycat / Reply
  29. I like anything by Stuart Woods

    Randy Parks / Reply
  30. I have lots of favorite episodes, but Cerulean Blue #2 remains one of my favorite since I went into labor during it…and waited until it was over to go to the hospital. Ah, memories…. 😉

  31. I LOVE the X-Files!!! Amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance.

    Louanne Baelde / Reply
  32. Arcadia is my favourite.

    Wendy Wagar / Reply
  33. It’s been too long and I can’t remember the episodes! I do recall one with the guys eyes going black, I think it was the one guy they were chasing for awhile, it was good.

    Isabel Topps / Reply
  34. All! I don’t even remember them? LOL I remember I loved the show!

    Deana / Reply
  35. I have not seen any ,I have antenna tv. but would love to watch.

    Pat Drouillard / Reply
  36. I can’t recall, my boyfriend is the big x-files fan, I would love to win this for him.

    Kelly I / Reply
  37. Clyde Bruckamn’s Final Repose was just one of the best examples of writing I’ve seen and it got the Emmys it deserved. That episode was absolutely incredible and is a shining example of what makes the X-Files so great as a television show, striking the right balance between horror, humor, drama and philosophy.

    burrito (@bagelburrito) / Reply
  38. I can’t say that I have a favorite episode. And although I really liked the series, I’m trying to win this for my sister. Of course, she’d let me borrow them if I were to win. LOL

    VanillaOrchids / Reply
  39. travelers – because it guest starred darren mcgavin from kolchak the night stalker

    christopher h / Reply
  40. The one with the Brady Bunch house, I didn’t watch a lot of them when it was on but that one stuck out.

    Jonathan (@schryke) / Reply
  41. “Home” creeped me out the most!

    Corry L. / Reply
  42. I cant even remember the episodes even though i watched them a lot

    truckerofbc / Reply
  43. It has been so long since I’ve seen the X-Files but I would say that any of the episodes that were filmed in Vancouver would be my favourite. The series tone changed when they moved the filming to LA. I remember waiting and waiting for the first episode of season 2 after what felt like a really long hiatus (back in the fall of ’94) just after I gave birth to my oldest son. This was my favourite show back then! I don’t watch TV much anymore, but will absolutely be checking out the X-Files! Thanks for the chance.

    andrea amy / Reply
  44. I don’t have any one favourite, I like them all.

    Catherine R. / Reply
  45. There’s a lot of great X-Files episodes during the course of the series run. But my favorite is ‘Home’, because of the intense graphic sequences throughout the episode! Definitely raised the bar in terms of creepiness! I loved it!

    Ronald Oliver / Reply
  46. I love the episode from the first season, was so creepy!!!

    Tracy Shafer / Reply
  47. I’ve always been a huge Morgan/Wong fan so definitely “Home”. But another out the MANY I’ve loved was “X-Cops”!

    Kevin / Reply
  48. My fave episode is the pilot. It’s what sucked me in! 🙂

    Vanessa Madrigal / Reply
  49. “Detour” – Season 5, Episode 4 That was a twisted one. It was like Deliverance. Eek.

    Allyson Becker / Reply
  50. lots of cool books here, thanks for the post 🙂

    Autumn / Reply
  51. its been a long time since I watched it – hubby is the real fan – 🙂

    beewbedard / Reply
  52. So amazing, huge x-files fan!

    George / Reply
  53. My daughter loves the show. I’ve seen a few episodes with her, but don’t know the names of them.

    Vicki Wheeler / Reply
  54. My girlfriend loves the show. I’d love to win this for her.

    Rodney T. / Reply
  55. I’m not sure of the episode name, but when Scully is in the hospital and they find implant in her neck. I like it because it validates Mulduros life.

    Charlene Drake / Reply
  56. Beyond the Sea… even years later, it still creeps me out!

    superdumbsupervillain / Reply
  57. Jose Chung’s “From Outer Space”

    Dana Pugsley / Reply
  58. I remember that Detour Episode. It WAS twisted. One of my faves! Haha what does that say for me?

    Ami B / Reply
  59. I really don’t have a fav episode.. I enjoyed all of them and could watch all over and over!

    Mary B / Reply
  60. Looking forward to the new series

    Angela / Reply
  61. my fav is ‘arcadia’!

    dear detective / Reply
  62. Season 3 episode 1 -The Blessing Way , when Mulder is in desert and is given a navaho ceremony to save his ass. I like navahos, aliens & I think Krycek was a hottie back then.

    Kimberly Miller / Reply
  63. First episode. Hooked from there.

    Bill Ryan / Reply
  64. My fave episode is when Dana is in the wharehouse with the file cabinets and dossiers on all Americans and blood samples. I do not remember title of episode but it was creepy good!

    2kasmom / Reply
  65. Awesome contest!

    Adam Silva / Reply
  66. I always think of “Ice” from Season 1 as being a favorite because it reminds me of the movie The Thing but almost more interesting!

    Chelsea Woodring / Reply
  67. The Host…That sewer monster gave me NIGHTMARES as a kid…ughhhhhh 🙁

    hestar69 / Reply
  68. My favorite episode is Bad Blood, I thought Luke Wilson was great in it and it was a nice change from the heavier episodes.

    Erin M / Reply
  69. X-Files episode Existence is my favorite with scully being pregnant and they thing she was impregnated by aliens.

    Diana Smith Hill / Reply
  70. I tweeted the book releases – 27 awesome books and the sci fi giveaway X Files!

    Diana Smith Hill / Reply
  71. Been so long since I’ve seen any X-Files, so I cant remember the names of the episodes. My favorite episode though was the one with the circus freaks.

    dethaven / Reply
  72. I don’t remember any favorite episode, too many good ones

    jason whitaker / Reply
  73. The first episode is my favorite!

    Darlene Wright / Reply
  74. Episode “Home” because it is in Pennsylvania which is my home state

    Shawn Stover / Reply
  75. The Winds of Winter!

    Heather Way / Reply
  76. I really don’t have a favorite episode, as I’ve only seen a couple of them and it was years ago. But I’m really eager to get caught up before the next series launches!

    MJ Moore (@butterflyrouge) / Reply
  77. It’s been so long it’s hard to remember specific episodes, but I know I was hooked from the beginning.

    Brittany Irish / Reply
  78. The very last episode was my favorite, I cannot wait for it to come on Sunday!

    Cathy Bradford / Reply
  79. Jose Chung’s From Outer Space because it is so funny as well as Sci-Fi

    Ryan R / Reply
  80. Home!

    carl / Reply
  81. My favorite episode would be “Bad Blood” for sure! That is an amazing episode!

    Jess / Reply
  82. Looking forward to seeing the now episodes of X-Files. It’s too bad that it’s only going to be for a few episodes. Perhaps the producers will phase it back in with new characters. Great recommended reads too!

    Ron Crowley / Reply
  83. “Eve” – so creepy!
    Good luck everyone.

    Natasha K / Reply
  84. I am an avid follower of the series and my fave is the Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose. I think this is in the 3rd season which I think is where the best stories are.

    Maritess S / Reply
  85. Squeeze

    Elaine Beierbach / Reply
  86. I like Sunshine Days with the references to the 70’s sitcom.

    Janet M / Reply
  87. I like eve

    Marla / Reply
  88. I can’t really remember them very well. It was a great show though!

    Josh S / Reply
  89. Nice prize!

    Mark Martin / Reply
  90. Wow, I would enjoy winning the X-Files.

    Martha Martin / Reply
  91. Great contest, great prize.

    Lauren Martin / Reply
  92. Any episode with the smoking man is my favorite.

    Paul Barber / Reply
  93. can’t wait for the new x files episode

    Yodel Haan / Reply
  94. The Pilot Episode set the tone perfect for the rest of it.

    Raz (@RazHawk) / Reply
  95. I didn’t really watch it when it was on tv. Now is a good time to remedy the situation.

    Tim / Reply
  96. I don’t have a favorite my boyfriend and I started rewatching the series and when I was younger I used to watch them with my dad on tv all the time they are great. Thanks for the awesome giveaway

    tallin17 / Reply
  97. ep 1 of season 1, because usually it takes me a few EPs of a show to get hooked. this one was so good right away, lots of memorable characters introduced too like the smoking man.

    Bobbyb / Reply
  98. Ice or darkness falls.

    Mickey_truelove / Reply
  99. Home for sure. It was messed up in such a fantastic way 🙂

  100. I love the episode with the Peacocks, so creepy!

    Barry Wilson / Reply
  101. Humbug because it was creepy.

    gbamber / Reply
  102. Any episode with the Cigarette Smoking Man! He knows…

    Martin Albert / Reply
  103. Arcadia is such a fun episode! Plus, any episode with the Lone Gunmen was always fun.

    Aeicha @ Word Spelunking / Reply
  104. I love the first episode, it’s the beginning of an epic show!

    Gina bergman / Reply
  105. It’s been a lifetime since I’ve seen files, but I always enjoyed the sub-storyline about Mulders sister getting abducted

    mike bourne / Reply
  106. Squeeze because it is extreme and has a few twists!

    Jeffrey Rossnagel / Reply
  107. The Squeeze episode always gets me

    Marc Noel / Reply
  108. Can’t wait to re-watch the old X-Files! It’s been so long.. was my favorite show as a kid.

    Roberto83 / Reply
  109. “Clyde Bruckamn’s Final Repose” (Thank you, IMDb!) I liked the humour because many of the episodes had been so serious and tense.

    nancy2880 / Reply
  110. Favourite x-files episode would probably have to be “Pusher”, brilliant storyline and great villian

    Thuy / Reply
  111. The one that creeped me out the most was 2Shy – where the guy kills fat women he meets online so he can digest their fat…..eeew…..

    ladyb / Reply
  112. Thanks for the chance. Hoping to win for my granddaughter. She loves all the episodes

    Winnie K / Reply
  113. I am looking forward to Joe Hills new book, “The Fireman” in May 2016, I loved N0S4A2 and can’t wait for a new book

    david pyle / Reply
  114. I have many favorites – Bad Blood, Small Potatoes, Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose.

    Chris / Reply
  115. My favorite X-Files episode is Home. That is just a sick episode, extremely disturbing.

    Adrian Thompson / Reply
  116. I like any episode with Alvin in it.

    Holly Caulfield / Reply
  117. I loved the first one since it is what started it all. I love the series!

    Jenny Q. / Reply
  118. I’ll never forget the weird X-Files/Cops cross-over episode. I know it’s probably not in X-Files canon, but I was a kid and it was way scarier to see a monster filmed in a reality show style.

    kleathers23 / Reply
  119. i liked the episode with the psychedelic spores the best. a role reversal between mulder and scully.

    thomas bigford / Reply
  120. The first episode as it was the start of this interesting TV show!

    Ross Sundelin / Reply
  121. Love the X Files

    William Evans / Reply
  122. My favorite episode was “Pusher”: guy with brain tumor realizes he can has psychic ability to “push” people to do his will, oh, and he is also a hit man. The actor who played the character was really creepy. Fans will remember the opening scene where he talks about the color “cerulean blue” to escape from the FBI.

    Brian E. / Reply
  123. My favorite episode was “Bad Blood”

    Michael / Reply
  124. I liked many of the creepier episodes but “Eve” was probably my favorite.

    Ron Croswell / Reply
  125. Final Repose was really good because of the writing.

    Andrew Croswell / Reply
  126. Oh, so many good espisodes!! must be when Scully was prego I can’t wait for this new series!!!

    Space Nut / Reply
  127. Field Trip, it shows the difference between the two so well.

    Brad Kinchen / Reply
  128. Season 1, Eve. I wasn’t allowed to watch it as a kid, but everytime I managed to it was this episode. It terrified me. Which was probably why I wasn’t allowed to watch it. It remains my favorite episode.

    Jennifer D / Reply
  129. Was probably the first one I ever saw with the plane chasing the UFO and then crashing. I also liked the one with the vampire town that disappeared at the end of the episode. Fun days now long gone…

    dougo13 / Reply
  130. Home _ the inbred family had to be the most controversial and creepiest show ever – it was banned from tv for 3 years

    tazerandbaz / Reply
  131. Bad blood!

    Ariel C / Reply
  132. Ice is awesome. Home is awesome. I love this show so much. Gonna go watch the premiere now, brought to me by the good folks at watching-it-for-free-online!

    dougathan / Reply
  133. I love them all because there all awesome.

    Brandon Sparks / Reply
  134. I’ve never seen X Files.

    Elaine Lund / Reply
  135. where Scully was abducted, she has to believe now!

    winemama / Reply
  136. Too long ago to remember!

    Kim Millholen / Reply
  137. I don’t see it but the newest Mistborn novel from Brandon Sanderson!

    Jaime / Reply
  138. I don’t know what it was called, but the one with the inbred folks – that seriously creeped me out.

    skullaria / Reply
  139. I’ve never seen this show but I’m anxious to watch them all!

    Kel B Jordan / Reply
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