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Hideous Creatures S. E. Lister
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
A compelling debut by a new young British writer in the tradition of Audrey Niffenegger and Neil Gaiman, on the imperceptible borderlines of fantasy and fable. On the... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
The Book of Life Deborah E. Harkness
The arrival of this book on my desk made me extraordinarily happy. It allowed me to reconnect with characters I have come to love, yet it also made me sad as I really do not want this amazing series to... Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2014
Channel Blue Jay Martel
'Skip the blurbs and just start reading this very funny book' MICHAEL MOORE Earth used to be Galaxy Entertainment's most lucrative show. The inhabitants of the Western Galaxy - the saviest, richest demographic in the Milky Way - just couldn't... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Wild Cards: Aces Abroad George R. R. Martin
Return to the early days of the Wild Cards series, as a group of super-powered Aces set off on a fact-finding tour of the world. Ever since the Wild Card virus spread across New York, people have changed - some... Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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 their bondage to the Empire. However, it seems that that... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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 of wild future and deep conjecture on the nature of... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
Aces High George R. R. Martin, Richard Glyn Jones
30 years after the world changed, the victims of the gene-altering 'Wild Cards' virus face a new nightmare. The place is New York City, home of Aces High - the glamourous lounge for superheroes, high atop the Empire State Building... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/12/2012
Wild Cards George R. R. Martin, Richard Glyn Jones
There is a secret history of the world - a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called Aces - those... Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2012
Wild Cards: Down and Dirty George R. R. Martin
When an alien virus struck the Earth decades ago, it spawned a new breed of superhuman men and women. Those with useful mutations were known as Aces, those with deformities as Jokers. Now, in New York's Jokertown, a savage street... Format: Paperback - Released: 12/06/2014
Wild Cards: Ace in the Hole George R. R. Martin
Decades have passed since the first victims of the Wild Card virus appeared in public life. Transformed into Aces - with useful and remarkable powers - or Jokers - deformed and twisted - the virus has changed lives. But not... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2014
The Seventh Miss Hatfield Anna Caltabiano
Rebecca, a 15-year-old American, isn't entirely happy with her life, comfortable though it is. Still, even she knows that she shouldn't talk to strangers. So when her mysterious neighbour Miss Hatfield asked her in for a chat and a drink,... Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
The Republic of Thieves Scott Lynch
After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins, the... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
The Queen of the Tearling Erika Johansen
It is so good to find a strong female fantasy, not that boys won’t like this book but it has a little more feminine insight than the usual “hit it with swords” story. A great deal of fuss is... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
The Last Kiss Goodbye Karen Robards
Dr Charlotte 'Charlie' Stone is a psychiatrist who explores the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It's a job she's uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge -... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
The High Druid's Blade Terry Brooks
Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once waged war with magical weapons. But those heroes are long gone now, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's... Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2014
Half a King Joe Abercrombie
A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly-imagined world from Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie. 'A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page one and refused to let go' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN Prince... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Girl with All the Gifts M. R. Carey
NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
Foxglove Summer Ben Aaronovitch
.....to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
The Falconer Elizabeth May
Now it's the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She's... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2014
The Clown Service Guy Adams
Toby Greene has been reassigned. The Department: Section 37 Station Office, Wood Green. The Boss: August Shining, an ex-Cambridge, Cold War-era spy. The Mission: Charged with protecting Great Britain and its interests from paranormal terrorism. The Threat: An old enemy... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Charm Sarah Pinborough
This is fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more. This edition contains 15 original pen and ink illustrations by Les Edwards. You can learn more about Sarah... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2014
Assail Ian Cameron Esslemont
Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and inaccessibility, is at last yielding its secrets. Tales of gold discovered in the region's north circulate in every waterfront dive... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 didn't even realise existed until the very second you read... Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2014
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131 Julian Cope
Welcome to Sardinia: my hell, my home, my prison, my meditation these past sixteen years. What a place to die. But that's precisely why I was back. When drugged-up Time...
A Discovery of Witches Deborah E. Harkness
The first in the All Souls trilogy, it’s 640 pages of pure pleasure. Involving, intriguing and compelling, this book may look long but, trust me, it’s well worth it. The...
The Oath of the Vayuputras Amish
Today, Shiva is a god. But four thousand years ago, he was just a man - until he brought his people to Meluha, a near-perfect empire founded by the great...
The Ace of Skulls Chris Wooding
All good things come to an end. And this is it: the last stand of the Ketty Jay and her intrepid crew. They've been shot down, set up, double-crossed and...
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...
The Troop Nick Cutter
He felt something touch his hand...which is when he looked down...For the scouts of Troop 52, three days of camping, hiking and survival lessons on the remote shores of Falstaff...
Shadow of Night Deborah E. Harkness
Have you ever fallen irrefutably in love, been transported to another existence and then felt thoroughly dazed when you've turned the last page and realised with a wrench you're back...
In Dark Service Stephen Hunt
Jacob Carnehan has settled down. He's living a comfortable, quiet life, obeying the law and minding his own business while raising his son Carter ...on those occasions when he isn't...
Barricade Jon Wallace
Kenstibec was genetically engineered to build a new world, but the apocalypse forced a career change. These days he drives a taxi instead. A fast-paced, droll and disturbing novel, BARRICADE...
The Month Before's Featured Books
Shovel Ready Adam Sternbergh
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
Dystopias come and go, but some hit you in the gut with a vengeance. This is one of...
The Quickening Julie Myerson
Rachel and Dan want to go somewhere hot in January. Recently married and expecting their first baby, they decide on an island in the Caribbean. Why not turn it into...
Magician's End Raymond E. Feist
Discover the fate of the original black Magician, Pug, as prophecy becomes truth in the last book of the Riftwar Cycle. THE FINAL VOLUME IN THE EPIC RIFTWAR CYCLE. The...
Broken Homes Ben Aaronovitch
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
The blurry lines between crime and fantasy writing keep on getting ever more fluid, and Ben Aaronovitch's 'Rivers...
Anarchy James Treadwell
This is the second in a magical trilogy that started with Advent and you should certainly read that one first. Set in our world but a world in which much...
The Bone Season Samantha Shannon
Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and,...
Doctor Sleep Stephen King
King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting...
Apocalypse Next Tuesday David Safier
Bridget Jones meets Life of Brian When 30-something Marie jilts her boring boyfriend at the altar she wonders if life can get any worse. So when a handsome carpenter comes...
She Who Waits Daniel Polansky
Low Town: the worst ghetto in the worst city in the Thirteen Lands. Good only for depravity and death. And Warden, long ago a respected agent in the formidable Black...
Thief's Magic Trudi Canavan
In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into...
Finches of Mars Brian W. Aldiss
An overpopulated Earth of the near future seems bent on self-destruction. Colonising Mars is perhaps the only answer for the human race to survive. A select group of volunteers go...
Burning Dawn Gena Showalter
An Angel Renowned For Ruthlessness and the Woman Who Became His Obsession A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin...
Memory of Water Emmi Itaranta
With the lyricism of Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, and the world building brilliance of Atwood, Emmi Itaranta's effortless and poignant debut novel is a coming of age story full...
The Oversight Charlie Fletcher
Only five still guard the borders between the worlds. Only five hold back what waits on the other side. Once the Oversight, the secret society that polices the lines between...
The Three Sarah Lotz
They're here ...The boy. The boy watch the boy watch the dead people oh Lordy there's so many ...They're coming for me now. We're all going soon. All of us....
Games Creatures Play Charlaine Harris
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
The short story is still one of the most pleasurable platforms for storytelling, a tasty bite of fiction...
Poison Sarah Pinborough
POISON is a beautifully illustrated re-telling of the Snow White story which takes all the elements of the classic fairytale that we love (the handsome prince, the jealous queen, the...
Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie
Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014.
They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now. The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll...