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Books of the Month


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
     

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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
     

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
Catherynne M. Valente
The third story in this best-selling series about September and her magical adventures in Fairyland. Back from her second adventure, September finds keeping the secret of the enchanting world of Fairyland almost impossible. She longs to return and to see...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
     

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
     


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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


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...
 
 
 


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 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,...
 
 
 


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 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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Acolytes of Cthulhu
Neil Gaiman, S. T. Joshi
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...
 
 
 


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
Jane Lovering
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
Hugh Howey
This is the incredible new novel and brand new world from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged...
 
 
 


A Clockwork Heart Chronicles of Light and Shadow
Liesel Schwarz
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
Liesel Schwarz
For Eleanor 'Elle' Chance, the last year has been hard. Her husband is lost. Her duty as the Oracle is a blessing and a curse. If it wasn't for her...
 
 
 


The Thousand Names The Shadow Campaign
Django Wexler
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
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...
 
 
 


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