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Fantasy Fantasy

Outrageous flights of imagination, bloody tales of war and magic, sweeping epic adventure, strange other worlds or just the wonderful at the bottom of the garden; fantasy is the genre where there really are no limits.

This Month's Featured Books

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
A very special book indeed, magical in all its senses, which won the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award for best book. Slow to get into and long, it is written in the style of the period in which...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017
Coldmaker by Daniel A. Cohen
Coldmaker
Daniel A. Cohen
A warmly-written crossover fantasy adventure from Daniel A. Cohen
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017
The Colour Illustrated Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Colour Illustrated Hobbit
J. R. R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

A Dance With Dragons
George R. R. Martin
Magnificently descriptive and eloquent, Dreams and Dust continues to bring to life a realm and characters so real, you feel you can reach out and touch them. Martins ability to...

The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle

The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief
Lisa Tuttle
From one of the SF and fantasy & horror field's most urbane - and much under-appreciated- writers, the first in a series of lightweight and terribly witty Victorian adventures to...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams

The Witchwood Crown
Tad Williams
With a cast of hundreds - humans, giants, dragons, trolls, Sithi and Norn - The Witchwood Crown is epic fantasy as it used to be: classic, grand and sweeping and...

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Reader Reviewed The Fireman
Joe Hill
Tales of overwhelming pandemics striking our world are like buses: you wait for ages and all of a sudden, like a plague, they all emerge at the same time. Recent...

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

How to Stop Time
Matt Haig
How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn...

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

The City of Mirrors
Justin Cronin
The epic doomsday scenario trilogy comes to a triumphant conclusion after ten years or so with this final and much-expected volume, following the visceral impact of The Passage and...

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Simon Spanton, formerly Associate Publisher of Gollancz, the oldest specialist SF & Fantasy publisher in the UK, joined the editorial team of Lovereading in 2016 with a brief to select and review the very best titles in the fields of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror including those he believes may become the stars of tomorrow.

Whether you want to join Jonathan Strange on the magic-haunted streets of London or Jon Snow and the rest of the Night’s Watch on the wall Fantasy is the genre for you. Authors from Joe Abercrombie to Zen Cho have turned the modern fantasy genre into one of the most exciting and imaginative genres around. They’ve brought magic and wonder, heroes, heroines and people like you and me, together in stories that will delight, scare and mystify you. Whether you want the romance and deceit of court, the shadows of a great city’s alleyways, the clear air of a mountain range, the terrors of a bloody field let fantasy take you to new realities.

There are characters for everyone; Scott Lynch’s charming conmen, Liz William’s artful magicians. Fantasy has worlds for all; Ursula le Guin’s Earthsea, George RR Martin’s brutal Westeros, Ben Aaronovitch’s contemporary London, Naomi Novik’s dragon haunted version of our 19th century. And the genre has a style for each and every reader; whether the playful literary trickery of Angela Carter or the imaginative epic adventures of Peter Brett. Somewhere here there is a story for everyone, so follow us and let your imagination run wild.

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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

 

Scott Lynch
Liz William
Ursula le Guin
George R.R. Martin
Ben Aaronovitch
Naomi Novik
Angela Carter
Peter Brett

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