"Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens is a valuable resource for librarians serving teens, and is recommended for libraries looking for high quality and easy to use print guides."—VOYA

This book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published 2006-2015.

Speculative fiction continues to be of consuming interest to teens, so if you work with that age group, keeping up with the explosion of new titles in this category is critical. Likewise, understanding the many genres and subgenres into which these titles fall—wizard fantasy, alternate worlds, fantasy mystery, dystopian fiction, science fantasy, and more—is also key if you want to motivate young readers and direct them to books they'll enjoy. Written to help you master a complex array of genres and titles, this guide includes more than 1,500 books, most published since 2006, organizing them by genre, subgenre, and theme.                             

                                           ~Libraries Unlimited

When I was twelve years old, I fell in love with J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.  I never imagined this would lead, not only to a life time of reading fantasy and science fiction, but also to writing the two editions of Encountering Enchantment:  A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, published by Libraries Unlimited.

~Susan Fichtelberg


Encountering Enchantment