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Pakiwaitara - Fiction

Here you'll find information about our Fiction collections - new titles, guides and resources.

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eBook Collections

Wellington City Libraries has two primary fiction eBook collections: Libby (previously known as Overdrive) and BorrowBox.

New Titles

For new eBook titles in our Libby collection, select a link from the following options:
New Fiction | Mysteries & Thrillers | Romance | Science Fiction & Fantasy

Unlimited Fiction Titles in Libby

We regularly change the selection of over 100 specially chosen, always available, eBook fiction titles, ready for book groups, community reads and discussion without limit.

Selection of eBook titles in the Always Available collection

Online Resources

Book Review Sites

  • Guardian Books
    An excellent site for books published in Britain, fiction and non-fiction. Links to Authors, top 10s, and London Review of Books essays
  • Literary Hub
    If you're looking for an easy way to get all of your daily literary news, look no further than Literary Hub
  • Radio New Zealand — Books & Authors
    Book reviews and related news.
  • Goodreads
    Goodreads is a website and community for readers - record what you're reading and follow other members to see what they're reading. It's a great source of book recommendations with more than 9,200,000 members who have added more than 330,000,000 books to their shelves
  • LibraryThing
    LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth
  • Book Riot
    A blog covering book news, reviews, advice, fun lists, and more
  • Electric Literature
    Interviews, reviews and more

Book Awards

Bestseller Lists

Science Fiction websites

  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database
    This is a complex site holding 68,000 items covering science fiction, fantasy, horror supernatural and weird fiction. The site includes history, criticism, commentary, fan writings and some reviews. It is a very good tool for tracing short story publications. There is an extensive Thesaurus to enhance search options.
  • Science Fiction book reviews
    This site covers Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Games. There are extensive reviews, award lists, interviews and serial sequencing.
  • The Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy
    This is the ultimate site for reviews of new and past material. All the Science Fiction and Fantasy awards are reviewed, with book covers included. The site includes fiction excerpts, author list that includes Philip K. Dick, Paul J McAuley, Terry Pratchett, Kim Stanley Robinson and Dan Simmons and a Discussion Forum. There is a long list of links which includes Author and Fan sites, Conventions, Magazines and Interviews. The site will ensure many hours of enjoyment.
  • Science Fiction and fantasy world
    This interactive site covers just about everything related to this genre. It includes, all reviews, from official to author’s reviews, articles, interviews, and news. There is series information and games, DVD and comic links, and also reader's reviews.
  • ASFA : Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists
    Although this site is still in the early stages of development it is worth checking out. Included are gallery portfolios, new additions and recently updated art work, index of artists, articles and FAQ(s). For anyone interested in the art work that usually accompanies the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre, will find this site very informative.