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This Month's Featured Books

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
All Our Wrong Todays
Elan Mastai
March 2017 Debut of the Month. This brain-twisting, heart-flipping, wryly funny time-travel debut about the shifting sands of personal identity seems set to become one of those zeitgeisty novels that captures readers in the way Matt...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2017
Waking Hell by Al Robertson
Waking Hell
Al Robertson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Robertson's debut science fiction thriller CRASHING HEAVEN introduced us to one of the most bizarre and well-constructed visions of the future: a deep space universe where the dead live on,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2016
Gilded Cage by Vic James
Gilded Cage
Vic James
Vic James’ magical yet chilling debut novel describes an alternate contemporary world in which, since the 1640s, Britain has been divided between the Equals, a ruling Aristocracy who have magical skills at their fingertips, and the commoners, the vast majority...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Pantomime by Laura Lam
Pantomime
Laura Lam
This is a welcome reissue for Pantomime, the first volume of Laura Lam’s sparkling and original fantasy trilogy. Set in a world not unlike our own 19th century it tells the story of Gene a teenager who runs away to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/11/2016
China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh
China Mountain Zhang
Maureen F. McHugh
This is a rich but quiet SF novel that tells the story of ordinary people making their way in a future for our world that is culturally and politically dominated by China. We’ve colonised some of the solar system and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2016
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
Swordspoint
Ellen Kushner
This is a welcome UK outing for Kushner’s 1987 novel that launched her acclaimed Swords of Riverside series. Fans of Scott Lynch’s Locke Lamora novels will adore Kushner’s artful, witty and richly told tales of swords and rogues and gallants...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts
The Thing Itself
Adam Roberts
It begins like a modern version of John Carpenter's sinister SF horror movie THE THING when two research scientists isolated in an Antarctic station stumble across unholy matters hitherto unknown to man and the ensuing catastrophe sees one fall into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2016
Nemesis by Alex Lamb
Nemesis
Alex Lamb
British scientist Lamb's debut last year with 'Roboteer' was a striking one (and a book I was sad to have initially missed and not been unable to review in time). His follow-up is set in the same, complex SF universe...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn
Emperor of the Eight Islands
Lian Hearn
Set in a mythical medieval Japan inhabited by warriors and assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits, Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of drama and intrigue - the beginning of an enthralling, epic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Invisible Planets Collected Fiction by Hannu Rajaniemi
Invisible Planets Collected Fiction
Hannu Rajaniemi
Mindblowingly inventive and beautifully written short stories from the most exciting new name in SF. Drawn from antholgies, magazines and online publications and brought together in book form for the first time in this collection here is a collection of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
South by Frank Owen
South
Frank Owen
A stunning high-concept post-apocalyptic debut novel in the vein of The Passage by Justin Cronin and Wool by Hugh Howey. This is the story of Dyce and Vida. This is the story of end-time. This is the story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2017
Empress of the Fall by David Hair
Empress of the Fall
David Hair
Desperate for the next Game of Thrones? Pick up Empress of the Fall for your full-on fix of epic fantasy drama and adventure, politicking and romance, blood and guts and power struggles ... The Emperor is dead - long live...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

A Monster Calls: Special Collector's Edition by Patrick Ness

Reader Reviewed A Monster Calls: Special Collector's Edition
Patrick Ness
This is a gorgeous illustrated hardback of the award-winning novel complete with added interviews with author, illustrator director and cast and photos from the production. Grown from an original...

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch
Susan Dennard
The first in the Witchlands series, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard is a brilliantly imagined coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Sarah J. Maas and Trudi Canavan. In a...

Europe in Winter by Dave Hutchinson

Europe in Winter
Dave Hutchinson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The third instalment in Hutchinson's brilliant Fractured Europe futuristic series confirms the appeal and strength of his vision of a continent...

The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter

The Massacre of Mankind
Stephen Baxter
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Baxter is one of the most prolific British science fiction writers and a serial collaborator (with Arthur C Clarke and...

The Veil (Testaments I and II) by Joseph D'Lacey

The Veil (Testaments I and II)
Joseph D'Lacey
A provocative, gut-wrenching and oh so readable pair of tales. Two novellas, testaments I and II, are included in this book of ‘The Veil’, both very different stories, yet linked...

Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor

Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
This is a novel that grew from a cult Podcast; Welcome to Night Vale. You don’t need to know the Podcast (I didn’t) to enjoy the book (I did, very...

Complete Ghost Stories by M. R. James

Complete Ghost Stories
M. R. James
What is there to say about M.R. James, the effective father of the modern ghost story , that hasn’t been said already? What might entice the curious? Well, first it...

The Arbitrator by Max Nowaz

The Arbitrator
Max Nowaz
Sci-fi, political intrigue and all-out action adventure combine in Max Nowaz’s novel The Arbitrator. Set more than 500 years in the future, when humankind has colonised multiple solar systems, Jim...

Get Rich or Get Lucky by Max Nowaz

Get Rich or Get Lucky
Max Nowaz
Get Rich or Get Lucky by Max Nowaz is a darkly comical fantasy thriller that will appeal to fans of Terry Pratchett. Adam has had plenty of plans to get...

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

The Hatching
Ezekiel Boone
An old-fashioned and high concept novel, the first in a new series, this is destined for the bestseller lists and the screen in sheer overdrive. Like a throwback to 1950s...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Box Nine by Jack O'Connell

Box Nine
Jack O'Connell
Quinsigamond, an imaginary industrial city in New England, has been the setting for the handful of deeply fascinating novels by US author O'Connell, a sadly far from prolific writer who...

Crashing Heaven by Al Robertson

Crashing Heaven
Al Robertson
A spectacular British SF debut that brings William Gibson’s cyberpunk genre to new heights and another dimension. It’s the first in a two-part series with Waking Hell to follow....

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...

Smoke by Dan Vyleta

Smoke
Dan Vyleta
Darker than dark but tonally lighter than light, this is a keeper and a bolt from nowhere, almost like an adult version of the Harry Potter books with a touch...

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...

Night Music by John Connolly

Night Music
John Connolly
If you are an intrepid reader and delight in the creatively eerie, startling and spine-chilling, then some distinctive and perfectly crafted short stories await. Of course there are 13 tales,...

The Medusa Chronicles by Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter

The Medusa Chronicles
Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter
The much-lamented Arthur C. Clarke wrote the classic A Meeting with Medusa, award-winning short story in 1971 in which an alien creature is found on Jupiter. Years later, two of...

The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North

The Sudden Appearance of Hope
Claire North
Claire North has made a quick and special reputation as an author who writes speculative thrillers that, via the experience of a sympathetically and closely drawn central character, examine an...

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