About Us

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"Discover the Magic of Stories"

Risingshadow is a comprehensive and well-regarded resource for fans of speculative fiction, offering a wealth of information and resources for readers, reviewers, and industry professionals alike. We are mainly focused on science fiction, fantasy and horror books, but other fiction genres like dark romance and thriller are also well known to us. If you are looking for the latest releases, we have you covered.

Risingshadow is the perfect place to start your journey into these exciting and imaginative worlds. So, if you're a fan of these genres, be sure to stay with us and discover a world of possibilities. Run by dedicated speculative fiction fans for other bookworms!

  • Stay Up-to-Date: The Latest Releases and Upcoming Books lists are constantly updated with the latest information on the newest releases in the science fiction and fantasy genres. This means you'll always be in the loop about the latest books and never miss a new release.
  • Discover Hidden Gems: With so many new books being released, it can be difficult to keep up with everything. The upcoming books list on Risingshadow offers an easy way to discover hidden gems that you might not have heard about otherwise.
  • Get Early Access: By checking the upcoming books list, you can get early access to information about new books before they are released. This gives you the opportunity to add them to your to-read list, pre-order them, or simply get excited about their release.

PS. Our most powerful tool is an Advanced Search. The advanced search tool allows users to filter results based on specific criteria, such as genre, release year, and popularity. This means that users can quickly and easily find books that match their preferences without having to sift through numerous irrelevant search results.


Risingshadow was founded by Mika Salovaara, also known as Darkki, in 1996. Initially, the content focused on listing newly translated fantasy books. As a discussion section was introduced, the user base expanded. The current address, Risingshadow.net, was established in 2001.

The site's maintenance is facilitated by volunteers, including administrators and moderators. Administrators oversee the overall functioning of the site, while moderators monitor discussions and update content. The tasks are distributed seamlessly, and everyone contributes to the development and operation of Risingshadow.

Additionally, members have the opportunity to actively participate in site maintenance by suggesting missing books. This collaborative approach enhances the platform's comprehensiveness, allowing the community to contribute to the continuous improvement of Risingshadow.

Contact Us

To get in touch with us, please feel free to reach out via email at support(at)risingshadow.net.