Long before sci-fi films and TV commanded our attention, sci-fi novels were king, and for many of us there's still nothing that compares to a thumping good genre novel. So for this installment in our series of holiday gift guides, we opted to highlight a dozen acclaimed sci-fi and fantasy books from the last year.
For nearly 30 years, Terry Pratchett has built his magical land of Discworld through a series of more than three dozen novels. It's one of the most popular fantasy series of all time, but Pratchett's declining health has left fans uncertain about its future. Well, don't worry, because Pratchett has a plan.