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Reach for the stars, get dropped into strange worlds, or shut your eyes and dive into the darkest recesses of the imagination of horror. Enjoy!

Books of the Month

Night Music: Nocturnes 2
John Connolly
October 2015 Book of the Month. From the bestselling author of the Charlie Parker mystery series comes a new anthology of chilling short fiction. Fans of The Book of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2015

Other Featured Books this Month

Reader Reviewed Rawblood
Catriona Ward
October 2015 Debut of the Month. A ghostly, achingly sad, yet excruciatingly beautiful debut. This is effectively one story, however there are a number...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Zero World
Jason M. Hough
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Pure entertainment in fifth gear, if not in hyper-spatial overdrive, in this SF thriller where future spies are thrown into a world of the future beyond the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2015
If Then
Matthew De Abaitua
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A challenging British dystopia in which, in a near post economic catastrophe Lewes, a small British town in the South Downs, is ruled by the Process, an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
Lost Girl
Adam Nevill
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Post apocalypse worlds are very much in vogue and in danger of engulfing the bookshelves, but Neville's approach is innovative and seriously scary, which comes as no...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
The Sand Men
Christopher Fowler
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Fowler is one of the hidden treasures of popular fiction, equally at ease writing horror, idiosyncratic cop investigations with his increasingly popular Bryant and May series...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2015
The House on Cold Hill
Peter James
They said the dead can't hurt you ...They were wrong. The House on Cold Hill is a chilling and suspenseful ghost story from the multi-million copy bestselling author of Dead Simple, Peter James.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Dead Funny: Encore
Robin Ince
This Christmas, the world turns on its head again. What happens when the light gives way to the dark? When mirth turns to murder? When the howls are not from joy? Dead Funny: Encore, a further selection of horror stories...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This...

Crashing Heaven
Al Robertson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. This hard as nails science fiction thriller redefines cyberpunk for the 21st century in the way that...

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Mieville
Ranging from portraits of childhood to chilling ghost stories, from dystopian visions to poignant evocations of uncanny love, with beautiful prose and melancholy wit, this breath-taking collection poses searching questions...

The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Peter F. Hamilton
This book is huge in all senses: seven hundred pages of history, politics, science, relationships, conflict, deception and even a little bit of time travel; with the kinds of twists...

Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall...

Tailchaser's Song
Tad Williams
A wonderful fantasy adventure, Tailchaser’s Song is the debut of Tad Williams, first published in 1985. Fritti Tailchaser is a young cat who embarks on an epic quest in search...

Stephen King
Those who know how good Stephen King’s works are do not need to be told any more than “the next one’s here – eat it up!” To those who do...

Willful Child
Steven Erikson
Hadrian Sawback is a dangerously gung-ho captain who makes James Bond look like a tender conservationist. His crew! Well … his chief engineer is claustrophobic, his security chief is drunk...

The Dead Lands
Benjamin Percy
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In RED MOON, Percy reinvented the werewolf and made the monster both terrifying and sympathetic in...

The Immortals
S. E. Lister
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A touching romance, a time travel extravaganza, baroque and moving, S.E. Lister's second novel, following the gothic...

Killing Pretty
Richard Kadrey
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Already the seventh volume in the blood and guts-strewn Sandman Slim series and Kadrey's imagination is still...

The House of Shattered Wings
Aliette de Bodard
Maxim Jakubowski September 2015 Highly Recommended. A major new writer comes of age with this splendid, sprawling fantasy novel quite unlike much...

The Martian
Andy Weir
Due to a freak accident astronaut Mark Watney is left on Mars when the rest of his crew depart. He keeps a log of his experiences which forms the bulk...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Half a War
Joe Abercrombie
With a harsh simplicity, ’Half a War’, the last in the ‘Shattered Sea’ trilogy, offers plenty of mystery and mayhem. While each successive book focuses on new main characters,...

George R. R. Martin
Rogues is a meaty feast of a book, stuffed full of fabulous stories from some of the best authors around (George RR Martin and Neil Gaiman to name...

The Fire Sermon
Francesca Haig
A futuristic tale set some 400 years after a global nuclear war where conditions have reverted back to a sort of medieval state. Births are always twins, one alpha, healthy...

Reader Reviewed Annihilation
Jeff VanderMeer
August 2015 Series of the Month. I am an absolute sucker both for quest-through-the-wilderness tales, and for post-apocalyptic landscapes. Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation...

Reader Reviewed Authority
Jeff VanderMeer
August 2015 Series of the Month. In this the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised,...

Reader Reviewed Acceptance
Jeff VanderMeer
August 2015 Series of the Month. The highly anticipated third volume of the haunting, disturbing and evocative Southern Reach trilogy. In this...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J. K. Rowling
'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of...

The Broken Eye
Brent Weeks
Sadly this is one of those epic fantasy novels that you really can’t pick up on its own, you do have to have read the first two books, The Black...

The Hive Construct
Alexander Maskill
In the dystopian city of New Cairo, in a worryingly possible future, rebellion is brewing. This highly readable book might be a good place to start for those unsure whether...

Stefan Spjut
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Following the disappearance of a young boy from a remote cabin in a Swedish forest, his mother...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J. K. Rowling
The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J. K. Rowling
It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's evil forces gather it becomes more and more clear to Harry that he will soon...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is desperate to get back to school and find out why his friends...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J. K. Rowling
In Book 3 of the series, Harry Potter is a wizard in his third year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With an escaped mass murderer on the loose,...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling
This stunning gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled cloth slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, is the perfect introduction to Harry Potter. This is...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J. K. Rowling
In Book 2 of this phenomenal series Harry Potter, a boy wizard, is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this...
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Clive Barker 
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Stephen Leather 
Richard Laymon 
Laurell K Hamilton 
Alastair Reynolds 
Philip K Dick