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This Month's Featured Books

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 much). Night Vale is like any small town in America....
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2017
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 to ‘the long silence’ that is overtaking the land, where...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/11/2016
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 Terry Pratchett so far). This time around he dares...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/01/2017
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 that has politically fragmented and is at odds with a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2016
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 atomic menace horror movies, this is both lurid and captivating...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
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 rich but none are working and if anything are making...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2017
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 Brown is an ex-con who has been given one last...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
A Monster Calls: Special Collector's Edition by Patrick Ness
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 idea by Siobhan Dowd and beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
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 should be admitted that some of the dustier clichés about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
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 continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition Boxed Set by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition Boxed Set
J. R. R. Tolkien
This sumptuous gift set includes a replica of the very rare first edition of The Hobbit, the only edition where one can now read the original version of the story...

The Vagrant by Peter Newman

The Vagrant
Peter Newman
Winner of the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. His purpose is to reach the...

The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar's Key
Mark Lawrence
Winner of the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. As all wait for the ice to unlock its jaws, the Dead King plots to...

Horror Stories by E. Nesbit

Horror Stories
E. Nesbit
The first surprise for me with this book was that E. Nesbit, author of The Railway Children and Five Children and It, had even written adult horror stories....

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

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...

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...

Wolfhound Empire by Peter Higgins

Wolfhound Empire
Peter Higgins
This is an omnibus volume of three short but quite spectacular SF thrillers. I would also guarantee that they are quite unlike anything else you have read before. Striding along...

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin
A breathtaking and compelling novel, penned by a master Storyteller. A Game of Thrones feels so authentic, it’s as though it is a written record, based on historical facts. If...

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 Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson
From the title you might imagine that this novel would be the most conventional of haunted house stories, but a line on page one suggests the true flavour of the...

Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan

Occupy Me
Tricia Sullivan
Set in our not-so-distant future, award-winning Tricia Sullivan’s new novel is, at one level, an engaging and exciting man-hunt that takes us on a pell-mell race across the world in...

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