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A Man Lies Dreaming
Lavie Tidhar
Maxim Jakubowski's October 2014 Book of the Month. There have been many alternate histories with a crime setting before but this new novel by a young Israeli author writing in English is one...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

A Vision of Fire
Gillian Anderson
The first in a series, A Vision of Fire is the thrilling science fiction debut of actress Gillian Anderson, best known for her role as Scully on The X-Files with David Duchovny and for The Fall. Renowned child psychologist Caitlin...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel
Maxim Jakubowski October 2014 Highly Recommended. Following four wonderful literary crime novels (to be issued in the UK later), Canadian author Mandel breaks through with a beautifully modulated post-apocalypse tale, where a virus...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2014
     

City of Stairs
Robert Jackson Bennett
Although still relatively unsung, Robert Jackson Bennett is, in my view, one of imaginative literature's great new talents and no new book of his is alike. Beginning with horror with Mr Shivers, he transcended cyberpunk with the teeming
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

The Monster's Wife
Kate Horsley
A sprightly, well overdue first novel by a young British author better known until now for her short stories and academic work, this gripping gothic thriller manages to put an imaginative new spin on the Frankenstein story. The doomed and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/07/2014
     

Monsters in the Heart
Stephen Volk
A giant ape... A heartless priest... A descent into depravity under London... An immortal hound... A baby thrown up by the sea... A Voodoo prayer... A legend made flesh in the eyes of a terrified child... Monsters come in all...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2013
     

End of the Road
Philip Reeve, Adam Neville, S. L. Grey, Sarah Lotz
An incredible anthology of orginal short stories by an exciting list of writers, including the best-selling author Philip Reeve and the World Fantasy Award-winning Lavie Tidhar. Each step will lead you closer to your destination, but who, or what, can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2013
     

Spark
John Twelve Hawks
Jacob Underwood is not like other people. He has Cotard's Syndrome. He believes he is dead. Which makes his job as a hired assassin neutralising 'problems' for DBG, a massive multinational corporation, very simple. He carries out the task -...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Rogues
George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois
This thrilling collection of twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2014
     

Beauty
Sarah Pinborough
BEAUTY is a beautifully illustrated re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty story which takes all the elements of the classic fairytale that we love (the handsome prince, the ancient curse, the sleeping girl and, of course, the haunting castle) and puts...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Shining Girls
Lauren Beukes
Winner of the Best Horror Novel at the British Fantasy Awards 2014. Breathtakingly chilling, this is written so convincingly the fact that there is a time-travelling serial killer seems completely plausible. Each chapter is headed with either the killer or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2013
     

Midnight Crossroad
Charlaine Harris
From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it? Welcome to Midnight, Texas,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2014
     

Night After Night
Phil Rickman
Contains scenes some viewers may find disturbing...Leo Defford doesn't believe in ghosts. But, as the head of an independent production company, he does believe in high-impact TV. Defford hires journalist Grayle Underhill to research the history of Knap Hall, a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
     

The Winter Ghosts
Kate Mosse
The Great War took much more than lives. It robbed a generation of friends, lovers and futures. In Freddie Watson's case, it took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. Unable to cope with his grief, Freddie...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

Timebomb
Scott K. Andrews
Perfect for fans of Alex Scarrow and Michael Grant, this is the first in an incredible new time-travel trilogy by the author of The Afterblight Chronicles: School's Out Forever. New York City, 2141: Yojana Patel throws herself off a skyscraper,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Sand
Hugh Howey
This is the new novel from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

Raising Steam (Discworld Novel 40)
Terry Pratchett
It's all change for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office. A steaming, clanging new invention, driven by Dick Simnel, the man with t'flat cap and t'sliding rule, is drawing astonished crowds...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook
Terry Pratchett
Authorised by Mr Lipwig of the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway himself, Mrs Georgina Bradshaw's invaluable guide to the destinations and diversions of the railway deserves a place in the luggage of any traveller, or indeed armchair traveller, upon...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Peter F. Hamilton
TO SAVE THEIR CIVILISATION HE MUST DESTROY IT ...When images of a lost civilization are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate. Especially...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Discovering Scarfolk
Richard Littler
Scarfolk is a town in north-west England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. In Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science, children must not be seen or heard, and everyone...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2014
     

A Shiver of Light Book 9
Laurell K. Hamilton
I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because Princess looks so pretentious on a driver's license. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but I wouldn't be the only one for much longer...Merry Gentry, ex-private...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/06/2014
     


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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


The Best British Fantasy 2014
Steve Haynes
A gem of a book, with a hoard of treasure waiting to be unearthed. Some of these exquisite stories will quite literally transport you to another world, one that you...
 
 
 


The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. In her recent and rightly praised Life After Life, Kate Atkinson revisited the eternal theme of 'what would...
 
 
 


Moth and Spark
Anne Leonard
He's cursed with an impossible task. She's blessed with magical visions. Together they can save a divided Empire. Prince Corin has been given the task of freeing the dragons from...
 
 
 


Dead Ever After A True Blood Novel
Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store. Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte's Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of...
 
 
 


The Falcon Throne
Karen Miller
In a divided Kingdom, some will do anything to seize the crown. A BASTARD LORD, rising up against his tyrant cousin, sheds more blood than he bargained for. A ROYAL...
 
 
 


The Last Dark
Stephen Donaldson
The bestselling fantasy series from one of the biggest names in the genre comes to an unforgettable conclusion. This is the final volume of the epic Chronicles of Thomas Covenant...
 
 
 


Printer's Devil Court
Susan Hill
One murky November evening after a satisfying meal in their Fleet Street lodgings, a conversation between four medical students takes a curious turn and Hugh is initiated into a dark...
 
 
 


The Relic Guild
Edward Cox
Magic caused the war. Magic is forbidden. Magic will save us. It was said the Labyrinth had once been the great meeting place, a sprawling city at the heart of...
 
 
 


Sleeping Late on Judgement Day
Tad Williams
Bobby Dollar thinks he's seen it all - after all, he's been to Hell and back again. Literally. But he has another think coming. Sleeping Late on Judgement Day will...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Hive Construct
Alexander Maskill
Situated deep in the Sahara Desert, New Cairo is a city built on technology - from the huge, life-giving solar panels that keep it functioning in a radically changed, resource-scarce...
 
 
 


A Kill in the Morning
Graeme Shimmin
A riotous ride through alternate history where Churchill died in 1941 and the world followed a very different path to our own after England and Germany sign a peace treaty....
 
 
 


Broken Monsters
Lauren Beukes
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A truly sensational thriller; intelligent, pacey and unusually beautiful....
 
 
 


After Dead What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse
Charlaine Harris
It also stoked a hunger that will never die...A hunger to know what happened next. With characters arranged alphabetically - from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli - bestselling author...
 
 
 


The Causal Angel
Hannu Rajaniemi
Influenced as much by the fin de siecle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions...
 
 
 


Fool's Assassin
Robin Hobb
'Fantasy as it ought to be written' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years,...
 
 
 


The Incorruptibles
John Hornor Jacobs
In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to...
 
 
 


The Incorruptibles
John Hornor Jacobs
In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to...
 
 
 


Lock in
John Scalzi
Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. 4% suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis...
 
 
 


A Love Like Blood
Marcus Sedgwick
If life has taught me one thing, it is this: that the worst monsters are entirely human. It began in a hole in the ground, in Paris, in the days...
 
 
 


The Shattered Crown
Richard Ford
Heroes must rise ...The King is dead. His daughter, untested and alone, now wears the Steel Crown. And a vast horde is steadily carving a bloody road south, hell-bent on...
 
 
 


The Supernatural Enhancements
Edgar Cantero
Two months after the last of the Wells jumped out of his bedroom window (incidentally forgetting to open it first), a strange couple of Europeans arrive at Point Bless, Virginia,...
 
 
 


Traitor's Blade
Sebastien de Castell
Falcio is the first Cantor of the Greatcoats. Trained in the fighting arts and the laws of Tristia, the Greatcoats are travelling Magisters upholding King's Law. They are heroes. Or...
 
 
 


Wild Cards: Dead Man's Hand
George R. R. Martin
Chrysalis, the glass-skinned queen of the Joker underworld, has been found brutally murdered in her popular restaurant, the Crystal Palace. Now two men are out to find her killer -...
 
 
 


Dreamwalker
J.D. Oswald
August 2014 Book of the Month. The first in a new fantasy series. Our hero Sir Benfro is a dragon and this is...
 
 
 


The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
Catherynne M. Valente
The third story in this best-selling series about September and her magical adventures in Fairyland. Back from her second adventure, September finds keeping the secret of the enchanting world of...
 
 
 


The Broken Eye
Brent Weeks
As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But...
 
 
 


Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Thomas Sweterlitsch
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. Heralded as a mix of Philip K. Dick, William Burroughs and Raymond Chandler, this splendid slice of...
 
 
 


Kill Baxter
Charlie Human
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Teenage involuntary super hero, Baxter Zevcenko was first introduced in the manic Apocalypse Now Now, which managed to...
 
 
 


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