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This Month's Featured Books

From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters
From Darkest Skies
Sam Peters
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Both a spy story and a splendid space opera, this strong science fiction debut by a young British author is mighty impressive. Highly praised by no other than Joanne Harris it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2017
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
Borne
Jeff VanderMeer
Finch, the last VanderMeer that I read, was referred to as ‘fungal noir’, a wonderful phrase. With that in mind Borne could be described as a post-apocalyptic thriller with squishy bits, or possible human drama with tentacles. Scavenger Rachel...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017
The Fireman by Joe Hill
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 months have witnessed, among others, the Cronin trilogy reach its...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
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 The Twelve. Set many years after the heartwrenching battle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017
Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords by Steve Tribe
Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords
Steve Tribe
A Brief History of Time Lords unlocks the secrets of this ancient, legendary alien race - a civilisation that inflicted some of its most notorious renegades and criminals on the universe, but was also the benevolent power that rid the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
The Nightmare Stacks A Laundry Files Novel by Charles Stross
The Nightmare Stacks A Laundry Files Novel
Charles Stross
James Bond meets H. P. Lovecraft in the latest occult thriller from Hugo Award winner Charles Stross, in a series where British spies take on the supernatural.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017
Orsinia Malafrena, Orsinian Tales by Ursula K. Le Guin
Orsinia Malafrena, Orsinian Tales
Ursula K. Le Guin
All of the stories set in award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin's fictional European nation of Orsinia, gathered together for the first time. Tales of love, of life and of death and - amidst the great 19th-century rise of liberalism...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/06/2017
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 evidence that Tad Williams is the greatest living writer of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods
Neil Gaiman
Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.

The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells

The Shape of Things to Come
H. G. Wells
This fictional 'account of the future' (similar to Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon) proved prescient in many ways, as Wells predicts events such as the Second World...

The Passenger by F. R. Tallis

The Passenger
F. R. Tallis
Award-winning thriller and historical crime writer F.R. Tallis heads into supernatural waters with his new novel. The Passenger is an atmospheric and highly worrying tale set in and around a...

Beren and Luthien by J. R. R. Tolkien

Beren and Luthien
J. R. R. Tolkien
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Luthien will reunite fans of

The White Road by Sarah Lotz

The White Road
Sarah Lotz
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. South Africa author Lotz has a devious talent for claustrophobic tales that balance precariously between thriller and sheer horror and her...

The One by John Marrs

The One
John Marrs
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An ingenious and quite gripping psychological thriller based on the use of DNA matching for a new style of dating, this...

A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

A Storm of Swords
George R. R. Martin
A beautifully presented slipcased edition of A Storm of Swords, the third novel in the epic A Song of Ice and Fire series; the first part continues to reinforce the...

The Never King by James Abbott

The Never King
James Abbott
A new legend begins ...Xavir Argentum is rotting in gaol. Sentenced to life in the squalor of Hell's Keep, punishment for an atrocity he didn't commit, the once legendary commander...

Heart of Granite by James Barclay

Heart of Granite
James Barclay
Fantasy readers will likely be familiar with Barclay’s engaging bunch of bickering heroes The Raven. Rightly praised by David Gemmell, The Raven novels brought a welcome humour to the...

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist
Renee Ahdieh
A sweeping, action-packed tale of murder, betrayal and one girl's courage set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan from the author of The Wrath and the Dawn.

The Switch by Justina Robson

The Switch
Justina Robson
This groundbreaking new novel from one of the genre's most respected authors is a thrilling mix of science, magic and politics.

Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

Revenger
Alastair Reynolds
Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future - a tale of space pirates, buried treasure and phantom...

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

Raven Stratagem
Yoon Ha Lee
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A follow-up to the Korean-American author's noted SF debut Ninefox Gambit which has since been shortlisted for various awards and...

The Burning World by Isaac Marion

The Burning World
Isaac Marion
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The much-anticipated sequel to young adult zombie love story Warm Bodies (which was the object of a fairly decent adaptation...

The Month Before's Featured Books

False Hearts by Laura Lam

False Hearts
Laura Lam
This is an intensely personal and affecting SF novel. Set in San Francisco in the near future there is much to recognise here and little in the way of outlandish...

Night of Sorrows by Graham Hancock

Night of Sorrows
Graham Hancock
Graham Hancock, an expert in ancient civilisations and author of the 9 million selling Fingerprints of the Gods, and expert too, on the use of hallucinogens to achieve higher states...

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

Children of Earth and Sky
Guy Gavriel Kay
Guy Gavriel Kay, bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, once again visits a world that evokes one that existed in our own past, this...

The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington

The Shadow of What Was Lost
James Islington
From the publisher of the Wheel of Time comes a debut fantasy blockbuster in that same grand tradition, from a bright new talent set to become a major force in...

The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

The Boy on the Bridge
M. R. Carey
In The Boy on the Bridge, M. R. Carey returns to the world of The Girl With All the Gifts, the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller which was made into a...

Take Back the Sky by Greg Bear

Take Back the Sky
Greg Bear
Same war. Different enemy... The soldiers must forget their training, forget what they know, and journey to Planet X - infamous home of the Antagonists. Hunted by friend and foe...

Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

Walkaway
Cory Doctorow
A multi-generational SF thriller about the momentous changes coming in the next hundred years: an epic tale of revolution, love, war, and the end of death.

Wild Cards: High Stakes by George R. R. Martin

Wild Cards: High Stakes
George R. R. Martin
Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High Stakes delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct...

End of Watch by Stephen King

End of Watch
Stephen King
A wonderfully sinister and mind-bending end to the ‘Hodges trilogy’. Yes, ‘End of Watch’ can easily be read as a standalone novel, however I really do recommend starting with ‘

A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly

A Game of Ghosts
John Connolly
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. How time flies: already the fifteenth Charlie Parker novel from Irish author John Connolly! And they keep on getting better and...

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