make the most of Lovereading
Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Science Fiction Science Fiction

Whether the inspiration for Hollywood blockbusters or the home of mind-bending speculation, SF is one area of fiction where you’ll always find excitement and fresh ideas jumping off the page.

This Month's Featured Books

Planetfall by Emma Newman
Emma Newman
From Emma Newman, the award-nominated author of Between Two Thorns, comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity's future might be its undoing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018
Dreams Must Explain Themselves The Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin by Ursula K. Le Guin
Dreams Must Explain Themselves The Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin
An essential collection of the astute and powerful non-fiction writing of the great Ursula K. Le Guin.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018
Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles by Cavan Scott, Jacqueline Rayner, Paul Magrs, James Goss
Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles
Cavan Scott, Jacqueline Rayner, Paul Magrs, James Goss
My whole life doesn't revolve around you, you know.'When she's not busy amassing armies of Cybermen, or manipulating the Doctor and his companions, Missy has plenty of time to kill (literally).
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2018
The Heart of Mars by Paul Magrs
The Heart of Mars
Paul Magrs
In a Nutshell: Martian odyssey meets classic quest Ingeniously inventive, involving and wildly witty, this thrilling finale of the Lora Trilogy is sci-fi, but not as you know it… Having suffered and survived the perils of the inhospitable Martian...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Reader Reviewed Annihilation
Jeff VanderMeer
I am an absolute sucker both for quest-through-the-wilderness tales, and for post-apocalyptic landscapes. Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation delivers both, in creepily brilliant and utterly unforgettable style. Narrated by an unnamed female...

I Still Dream by James Smythe

I Still Dream
James Smythe
What happens when all the personal information held by tech companies is no longer private? What happens when this code of ethics is broken? When everyone in your world -...

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
A special collector's edition 10th anniversary edition | In a Nutshell: “Knowledge is dangerous” | A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the...

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Monsters of Men
Patrick Ness
A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. This is a spine-tingling, page turning read. Heaped with well-deserved awards,...

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

The Ask and the Answer
Patrick Ness
A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. Prize-winning author Patrick Ness follows up The Knife of Never Letting...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings

Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings
YA Sci-Fi featuring an all-girl spaceship crew taking control and showing the boy's how it's done, with romance, tragedy and ray-guns. Lovereading Review to follow.

Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen by Douglas Adams, James Goss

Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen
Douglas Adams, James Goss
From Earth to Gallifrey, from Bethselamin to Devalin, from Krikkit to Mareeve II to the far edge of infinity, the Doctor and Romana are tugged into a pan-galactic conga with...

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

Iron Gold
Pierce Brown
In a brand new tale of revolution and betrayal among the stars, Pierce Brown catapults the adventure that began in his #1 New York Times Bestselling Red Rising Trilogy to...

Shatter the Darkness by Ingrid Seymour

Shatter the Darkness
Ingrid Seymour
The electrifying conclusion to the Ignite the Shadows series.

See ALL Authors in this category
See ALL Featured Books (with opening extracts) in this category

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper
Add to favourites

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.


If you’ve ever dreamed about the world our grandchildren will live in, thought about how life could be different, looked at a star and wondered if there’s someone or something there looking at our sun you’ve been wondering about the same things as the great writers of SF. Or perhaps you’ve simply wanted to share the excitement and danger of life on an alien world or in the harsh expanses of space? Maybe you’re so busy you wish you had a clone of yourself to do the work while you had the fun of exploring new places and experiences – how would that feel? For both of you?

SF is all about these questions and thoughts. And it’s about things we can never experience, perhaps not even thought about yet. It’s about putting you at the centre of wonder and excitement. Whether the wide-screen excitements from the likes of Peter Hamilton and Suzanne Collins, or the noir thrills of cyberpunk by authors such as Pat Cadigan and William Gibson or the intricate speculations of authors like Ian McDonald and Nnedi Okorafor SF really does have something for everyone and you’ll find the very best of it here.


Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’re never too far away from your next great read, great events, competitions and discounts? Sign up for our free emails and let the passion of our experts guide you to some wonderful new reading.


That book you loved has finally come to an end. Where do you go next? With our unique Author Like for Like tool, you’ll discover other authors guaranteed to be right up your street. Login, sit back, put your feet up and enjoy.


Reading Groups! Let us help you find your next hot topic. Visit our Special Section bursting with thought provoking titles and get an extra 5% discount if you buy 5 or more copies.

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


Peter Hamilton
Suzanne Collins
Pat Cadigan
William Gibson
Ian McDonald
Nnedi Okorafor