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
All Our Wrong Todays
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
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
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
The Thing Itself
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
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
Invisible Planets Collected Fiction
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
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
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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.
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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