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Reach for the stars, get dropped into strange worlds, or shut your eyes and dive into the darkest recesses of the imagination of horror. Enjoy!

Books of the Month

Black Feathers
Joseph D'Lacey
December 2015 Book of the Month. A darkly rich and foreboding fantasy which hovers on the frightening edge of a believable future....
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/03/2013

Other Featured Books this Month

Night Music: Nocturnes 2
John Connolly
November 2015 Book of the Month. If you are an intrepid reader and delight in the creatively eerie, startling and spine-chilling, then...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2015
Library of Souls The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
Maxim Jakubowski November 2015 Highly Recommended. The final volume in the gripping saga of MISS PEREGRINE'S PECULIAR CHILDREN both defies expectations and satisfies...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2015
The Mysteries
Lisa Tuttle
A Texan writer who has lived in Britain for many years, Lisa Tuttle is a secret treasure. Her work has for years skirted the tenuous, poetic reaches of horror and fantasy (and she once collaborated with Game of Thrones'
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/12/2015
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Stephen King
The ominously significant title of ‘The Bazaar of Bad Dreams’ slashes through the delicate vibrancy of the cover, summing up the contents beautifully. 18 short stories and two poems, steaming with life, death, passion, regret and the occasional gnashing of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2015
Stephen Jones
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Another striking volume from the doyen of horror editors, this collection, illustrated by none other than Clive Barker, imagines a Library of the Damned and the all-new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
Dream Paris
Tony Ballantyne
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A sequel to the fascinating DREAM LONDON in which Ballantyne conjured a sparkling version of a city in fuzzy, constant transformation where things change overnight and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2015
Slade House
David Mitchell
Slade House, Slade Alley. We enter it with different narrators from 1979 to the present in nine yearly intervals. Initially each section is like a separate short story with the mysterious house the link but it soon becomes clear that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2015
The Book of the Crowman
Joseph D'Lacey
‘The Book of the Crowman' the second and last volume of ‘The Black Dawn’, is stirring, provocative and compelling. You most definitely need to start this journey with ‘Black Feathers’, this story needs to be told, to be heard...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is one of my all-time favourite authors. His books are varied; comedy, supernatural thriller, children’s fable, graphic novel; but one thing is certain, the content will be beautiful, exciting and surprising. This latest takes the form of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus
Mary Shelley
A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle. This Penguin Classics edition is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2003
Dead Funny: Encore
Robin Ince
This Christmas, the world turns on its head again. What happens when the light gives way to the dark? When mirth turns to murder? When the howls are not from joy? Dead Funny: Encore, a further selection of horror stories...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
The Discworld Atlas
Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium
This stunning work brings to life the lands and locations of the Discworld stories in a way never seen before. Accompanied by lavish full-colour illustrations and a detailed world map, this is a must-have for any Discworld fan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Rawblood
Catriona Ward
October 2015 Debut of the Month. A ghostly, achingly sad, yet excruciatingly beautiful debut....

The House on Cold Hill
Peter James
I have been an enormous fan of this author right from the beginning of his career. His early books were thrillers, ghost stories, science fiction and paranormal tales, all rather...

The Sand Men
Christopher Fowler
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Fowler is one of the hidden treasures of popular fiction, equally at ease writing horror, idiosyncratic cop...

Lost Girl
Adam Nevill
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Post apocalypse worlds are very much in vogue and in danger of engulfing the bookshelves, but Neville's...

If Then
Matthew De Abaitua
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A challenging British dystopia in which, in a near post economic catastrophe Lewes, a small British town...

Zero World
Jason M. Hough
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Pure entertainment in fifth gear, if not in hyper-spatial overdrive, in this SF thriller where future spies...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This...

Crashing Heaven
Al Robertson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. This hard as nails science fiction thriller redefines cyberpunk for the 21st century in the way that...

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Mieville
Ranging from portraits of childhood to chilling ghost stories, from dystopian visions to poignant evocations of uncanny love, with beautiful prose and melancholy wit, this breath-taking collection poses searching questions...

The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Peter F. Hamilton
This book is huge in all senses: seven hundred pages of history, politics, science, relationships, conflict, deception and even a little bit of time travel; with the kinds of twists...

Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2015....

Tailchaser's Song
Tad Williams
A wonderful fantasy adventure, Tailchaser’s Song is the debut of Tad Williams, first published in 1985. Fritti Tailchaser is a young cat who embarks on an epic quest in search...

Stephen King
Those who know how good Stephen King’s works are do not need to be told any more than “the next one’s here – eat it up!” To those who do...

Willful Child
Steven Erikson
Hadrian Sawback is a dangerously gung-ho captain who makes James Bond look like a tender conservationist. His crew! Well … his chief engineer is claustrophobic, his security chief is drunk...

The Dead Lands
Benjamin Percy
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In RED MOON, Percy reinvented the werewolf and made the monster both terrifying and sympathetic in...

The Immortals
S. E. Lister
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A touching romance, a time travel extravaganza, baroque and moving, S.E. Lister's second novel, following the gothic...

Killing Pretty
Richard Kadrey
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Already the seventh volume in the blood and guts-strewn Sandman Slim series and Kadrey's imagination is still...

The House of Shattered Wings
Aliette de Bodard
Maxim Jakubowski September 2015 Highly Recommended. A major new writer comes of age with this splendid, sprawling fantasy novel quite unlike much...

The Martian
Andy Weir
Due to a freak accident astronaut Mark Watney is left on Mars when the rest of his crew depart. He keeps a log of his experiences which forms the bulk...
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