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This Month's Featured Books

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
May 2016 Debut of the Month. Winner of Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2015. Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall continuously...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Nemesis by Alex Lamb
Nemesis
Alex Lamb
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. British scientist Lamb's debut last year with 'Roboteer' was a striking one (and a book I was sad to have initially missed and not been unable to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Horror by Joyce Carol Oates
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Horror
Joyce Carol Oates
Highly Recommended. Horror is about taking us to scary places, and this collection of six tales from one of the key names...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
Regeneration by Stephanie Saulter
Regeneration
Stephanie Saulter
Highly Recommended. Stephanie Saulter’s Revolution series (previously Gemsigns, Binary and now this novel) has generated much excitement within the genre...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
Mongrels
Stephen Graham Jones
Highly Recommended. Mongrels is a gripping and unsettling novel and a fresh and contemporary take on the Werewolf myth that is rooted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
The Medusa Chronicles by Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter
The Medusa Chronicles
Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter
The much-lamented Arthur C. Clarke wrote the classic A Meeting with Medusa, award-winning short story in 1971 in which an alien creature is found on Jupiter. Years later, two of the best British SF writers of today have combined their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Hex
Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Highly Recommended. This is a cunning and genuinely creepy horror novel. That it is a debut makes its imagination and control all...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2016
Sharp Ends Stories from the World of the First Law by Joe Abercrombie
Sharp Ends Stories from the World of the First Law
Joe Abercrombie
Highly Recommended. Fans of Joe Abercombie will be delighted to hear that this is a collection of tales set in the world...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/04/2016
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Sleeping Giants
Sylvain Neuvel
Highly Recommended. Billed as Book One of the Themis Files this exciting and confident debut novel is a gripping mix of techno-thriller...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016
Battlemage by Stephen Aryan
Battlemage
Stephen Aryan
Highly Recommended. Stephen Aryan’s ambitious and very adept debut launches a new series that should appeal to fans of Brandon Sanderson and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015
Tales from the Kingdoms Poison, Charm, Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
Tales from the Kingdoms Poison, Charm, Beauty
Sarah Pinborough
Highly Recommended. This richly adult book weaves together the fairy stories of Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. You will also meet...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/04/2016
Speak by Louisa Hall
Speak
Louisa Hall
Highly Recommended. You might imagine that a novel about the development of an Artificial Intelligence might be dry or technical. Louisa Hall’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2016
Crashing Heaven by Al Robertson
Crashing Heaven
Al Robertson
A spectacular British SF debut that brings William Gibson’s cyberpunk genre to new heights and another dimension. It’s the first in a two-part series, with RAISING HELL coming later this year. Jack Forster is an involuntary space mercenary who’s survived...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2016
The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks
The Darkling Child
Terry Brooks
From New York Times bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks comes the second stand-alone novel in his legendary Shannara series - a perfect place for new readers to begin.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Outlander: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander: Dragonfly in Amber
Diana Gabaldon
This is the Second Novel in the Bestselling Outlander Series - now a major new TV series. For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is...

The Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell

The Immortal Throne
Stella Gemmell
With this new novel, Stella Gemmell brings the astonishing story of the City to a spectacular climax and confirms her place as a master of the genre...The emperor is dead......

Invisible Streets by Toby Ball

Invisible Streets
Toby Ball
US author Ball is slowly building an intriguing body of work that stands head and shoulders apart from much of what his contemporaries in the noir field are doing, having...

Day Four by Sarah Lotz

Reader Reviewed Day Four
Sarah Lotz
Walking in the footsteps of Stephen King, Lotz follows up on her impressive horror breakthrough The Three with yet another literal descent into unimaginable dread with this gripping...

The Stealers' War by Stephen Hunt

The Stealers' War
Stephen Hunt
Weyland has been at war. Invaded by a technologically advanced enemy, the cities sacked, and what fragile peace remained torn apart by a civil war. A future Empress is fighting...

Down Station by Simon Morden

Down Station
Simon Morden
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Modern...

Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

Radiance
Catherynne M. Valente
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. One of the most original books of the year so far, this tale of the romance of silent film movie-making and...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2015. Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall continuously on The Loney, that " wild and useless length of English coastline", a...

Broken Sky by L. A. Weatherly

Broken Sky
L. A. Weatherly
March 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Broken Sky is the stunning start to ‘The Broken Trilogy’, an intriguing and wonderful mix...

Acts of the Assassins by Richard Beard

Acts of the Assassins
Richard Beard
Sequel to Lazarus is Dead but it easily stands alone. It is a wonderful piece of speculative fiction, a ‘what if’ story. Here it asks ‘what if the Roman Empire...

Rook Song by Naomi Foyle

Rook Song
Naomi Foyle
The second instalment in The Gaia Chronicles (following debut volume Astra) by young British science fiction author Foyle. Astra Ordott, first initially encountered as a seven-year old in the...

Box Nine by Jack O'Connell

Box Nine
Jack O'Connell
Maxim Jakubowski's March 2016 Book of the Month. Quinsigamond, an imaginary industrial city in New England, has been the setting for the...

Jonathan Dark or the Evidence of Ghosts by A. K. Benedict

Jonathan Dark or the Evidence of Ghosts
A. K. Benedict
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. THE BEAUTY OF MURDER, the debut novel by Hastings-based performer Alexandra Benedict, was a memorable cross-time...

The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts

The Thing Itself
Adam Roberts
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. It begins like a modern version of John Carpenter's sinister SF horror movie THE THING when two...

Harvest by William Horwood

Harvest
William Horwood
Winter has been unleashed upon the Hyddenworld by an angry Earth. And Judith, now the Earth's unwilling ally and shield maiden, is powerless to intervene. Then while both human and...

Snakewood by Adrian Selby

Snakewood
Adrian Selby
'A lifetime of enemies has its own price.' This debut epic fantasy from a British writer of incredible talent tells the tale of the Twenty, a band of mercenaries hunted...

The Devil's Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth

The Devil's Detective
Simon Kurt Unsworth
Welcome To Hell. When an unidentified, brutalised body is discovered, the case is assigned to Thomas Fool. But how do you investigate a murder where death is commonplace and everyone...

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Water Knife
Paolo Bacigalupi
From the international bestselling author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning The Windup Girl, comes an electrifying thriller set in a world on the edge of collapse. With Phoenix...

Steeple by Jon Wallace

Steeple
Jon Wallace
The follow-up to the acclaimed Barricade this another short, sharp and kinetic SF thriller. The Steeple is a one thousand storey tower that looms over the wreckage of London....

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