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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

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
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 science to alienate the reader. But at its core is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2017
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 in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and Lovecraftian horror.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/04/2017
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 alike and desperate for answers, they will do anything to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017
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 critically acclaimed film starring Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays
Elan Mastai
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...

Keeping it Real by Justina Robson

Keeping it Real
Justina Robson
A heroine who's half robot and all attitude, a world of quantum strangeness; SF that has remembered how to have fun from the UK's most successful female SF writer. Special...

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...

The End of the Day by Claire North

The End of the Day
Claire North
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Charlie just happens to be the harbinger of death. He never wanted the job, but he had no choice in the...

The Master of Time by David Wingrove

The Master of Time
David Wingrove
As the German and Russian forces seek to destroy a third, seemingly-unstoppable faction, Otto Behr reluctantly finds himself at the centre of all timelines, his very existence the catalyst by...

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

New York 2140
Kim Stanley Robinson
Cli-fi (climate-fiction) has come into it’s own in the last 15 years or so, but with Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, 'New York 2140', it really has hit a peak....

The Month Before's Featured Books

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...

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...

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....

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)....

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...

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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.

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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.

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

 

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

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