John Bunyan dies 1688. He is recognized as a master of allegorical prose. Although he wrote nearly fifty works, Bunyan is chiefly remembered for The Pilgrim's Progress (1678), a record in allegorical form of the author's religious awakening and growth. Read The Pilgrim's Progress
Read the opening extract of the brand new Susan Lanigan book before its publication on 01/09/2014
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 a world where dragons walk upright but have also been... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
Other Featured Books this Month
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 future noir hits all the right buttons and demonstrates that... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Broken Monsters Lauren Beukes
August 2014 eBook of the Month.
A truly sensational thriller; intelligent, pacey and unusually beautiful. It borders on the supernatural, taking you just as far... Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
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 feature high school porn rings, zombies, pan dimensional octopi and... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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. There is now a Cold War between the two countries,... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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 world to the artificial implants that have become the answer... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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 Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and... Format: Hardback - Released: 26/08/2014
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 Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favourite... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 - Jay Ackroyd, the Ace private detective who discovered her ruined... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 at least they were, until they stood aside while the... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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, to take possession of the mysterious Axton House. A. is... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 razing Steelhaven to the ground ...or the city will fall... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 after the liberation. What I saw there I saw only... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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 in history. And 1% find themselves 'locked in' - fully... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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 protect it - from raiders, bandits and, most of all,... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 protect it - from raiders, bandits and, most of all,... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 estate a reward to his family for loyal service... Format: Hardback - Released: 12/08/2014
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: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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 turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an... Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2013
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
For those of you who like ‘to boldly go’, or enjoy the terror of dark horror, or to contemplate future existence in this and other worlds, this is the Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy section.
There are zombies, ghosts, murderers, robots, aliens, space ships, goblins, wizards and magic. This section is simply huge, so why not let us guide you through the unknown and discover these brave new worlds? Whether it’s the Science Fiction of Asimov and Ballard, the Fantasy Horror of Peter Straub, Bram Stoker and Richard Laymon, or the ghostly worlds of Kate Mosse and Alan Howard, this section has something to thrill, terrify and excite everyone.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
The Month Before's Featured Books
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...