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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
     

The Chickens of Atlantis and Other Foul and Filthy Fiends
Robert Rankin
Robert Rankin, the master of far-fetched fiction, presents, for the first time, a book written in 'the first monkey'. Sure to be taken up as the newest of literary fads, Darwin, the Educated Ape here tells his life story to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2014
     

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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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
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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
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The Ace of Skulls
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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...
 
 
 


Acolytes of Cthulhu
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These are twenty-eight works in the vein of the master, H. P. Lovecraft, by some of his greatest disciples. It is a volume of treasures from modern masters such as...
 
 
 


A Kill in the Morning
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'I don't like killing, but I'm good at it. Murder isn't so bad from a distance, just shapes popping up in my scope. Close-up work though - a garrotte around...
 
 
 


Long Mars (Long Earth 3)
Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
2040-2045: In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all...
 
 
 


Falling Apart
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In the mean streets of York, the stakes just got higher - and even pointier. Jessica Grant liaises with Otherworlders for York Council so she knows that falling in love...
 
 
 


Sand
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A Clockwork Heart Chronicles of Light and Shadow
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The honeymoon is over...A plague of clockwork zombies is afflicting London, and as more people mysteriously disappear, so grows the panic. For Eleanor Chance, she is still figuring out her...
 
 
 


Reckoning The Silver Blackthorn Trilogy Book 1
Kerry Wilkinson
The first in a bewitching and gripping trilogy set in the future after a war that began 25 years previously when the oil ran out. England, our setting, is divided...
 
 
 


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 Sky Pirates Chronicles of Light and Shadow
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The Thousand Names The Shadow Campaign
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In the desert colony of Khandar, a dark and mysterious magic, hidden for centuries, is about to emerge from darkness. Marcus d'Ivoire, senior captain of the Vordanai Colonials, is resigned...
 
 
 


The Troop
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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
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In Dark Service
Stephen Hunt
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Barricade
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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...
 
 
 

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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
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The Quickening
Julie Myerson
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Magician's End
Raymond E. Feist
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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
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Thief's Magic
Trudi Canavan
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Finches of Mars
Brian W. Aldiss
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Burning Dawn
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Memory of Water
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The Oversight
Charlie Fletcher
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The Three
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Poison
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Ancillary Justice
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