August's science fiction and fantasy is full of wonders and revelations. There are no fewer than 10 new genre movies coming out this month — including the acclaimed Robot and Frank! There's a new Ringworld novel co-written by Larry Niven, plus new books by Neal Stephenson and Sherwood Smith. There are a ton of conventions, including Dragon*Con and Star Wars Celebration!

And much, much more. Here's our complete guide to everything science fiction and fantasy in August!

Top image: Ringworld by ~Guitfiddle on Deviant Art.

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Amazing design and layout by Stephanie Fox, and research/reporting by David Reinecke.