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 Read reviewHighfire

Highfire

Eoin Colfer

From the internationally bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series: Eoin Colfer's first adult fantasy novel is a hilarious, high-octane adventure about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who's been hiding out from the...

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Gods of Jade and Shadow

Gods of Jade and Shadow

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Mayan God of Death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. A vivid, wildly imaginative historical fantasy for fans of Katherine Arden and Naomi...

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I, Robot

I, Robot

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov's ROBOT series - from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels - contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they...

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 Read reviewThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1

Becky Chambers

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while,...

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 Read reviewGingerbread

Gingerbread

Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi, the prize-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What is Not Yours is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel about motherhood, family legacy and... gingerbread.

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Dark Star Trilogy Book 1)

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Dark Star Trilogy Book 1)

Marlon James

A spectacular, genre-redefining literary fantasy novel from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings. 

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The Power

The Power

Naomi Alderman

The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality while exposing our own world.

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Bloomsbury Modern Classics)

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Bloomsbury Modern Classics)

Susanna Clarke

A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list

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The Magicians

The Magicians

Lev Grossman

Quentin Coldwater's life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton he finds his interviewer dead - but a strange envelope bearing Quentin's name leads him down a...

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 Read reviewTerra Nullius

Terra Nullius

Claire G. Coleman

In the near future Australia is about to experience colonisation once more. What have we learned from our past? A daring debut novel from the winner of the 2016 black&write! writing fellowship.

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 Read reviewThe Raven Tower

The Raven Tower

Ann Leckie

A breathtaking fantasy of epic scope, from the multi-award-winning Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice.

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

The Priory of the Orange Tree

Samantha Shannon

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A Superior Spectre

A Superior Spectre

Angela Meyer

A Superior Spectre is a highly accomplished debut novel about our capacity for curiosity, and our dangerous entitlement to it, and reminds us the scariest ghosts aren't those that go bump in the night, but those that are born and...

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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Volume 1

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Volume 1

Philip K. Dick

The ten short stories which inspired the hit TV series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, from the author of BLADE RUNNER and MINORITY REPORT, with new material by the producers and directors of the show!

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Assassin's Apprentice

Assassin’s Apprentice

Robin Hobb

'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin

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Snow Crash

Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson

The Metaverse is cyberspace home to avatars and software daemons, where anything and just about everything goes. Newly available on the Street - the Metaverse's main drag - is Snow Crash, a cyberdrug. Trouble is Snow Crash is also...

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Outlander: (Outlander 1)

Outlander: (Outlander 1)

Diana Gabaldon

1946, and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. It's a second honeymoon, a chance to learn how war has changed them and to re-establish their loving marriage. But one afternoon, Claire walks through...

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 Read reviewCaptive Prince (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 1)

Captive Prince (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 1)

C.S. Pacat

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a...

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Uprooted

Uprooted

Naomi Novik

From the author of the Temeraire series comes this hugely imaginative, engrossing and vivid fantasy novel, inspired by folk and fairy tales. It is perfect reading for fans of Robin Hobb and Trudi Canavan.  

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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)

Patrick Rothfuss

Stunning fantasy debut

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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1)

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1)

N. K. Jemisin

This is the stunning first instalment in a fantasy trilogy set in a world of volcanoes and earthquakes, where the power to control the earth is the most dangerous of all.  

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Dune

Dune

Frank Herbert

The most famous, widely acclaimed and popular of all sf novels

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Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

In one of the most acclaimed and original novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England.

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Who Fears Death

Who Fears Death

Nnedi Okorafor

An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George...

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American Gods

American Gods

Neil Gaiman

The extraordinary, highly acclaimed novel from a storytelling genius

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 Read reviewThe Night Circus

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads: Opens at Nightfall, Closes at Dawn.

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Oryx And Crake

Oryx And Crake

Margaret Atwood

The outrageous imagination of Margaret Atwood has never been better. Dark, witty, scary and very credible, this is a mystery, an adventure story, a page-turner and a brilliant novel. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the...

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The Three-Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem

Cixin Liu, Ken Liu

After a spate of apparent suicides among elite scientists, nanotech engineer Wang Miao is asked to infiltrate a secretive cabal. During his investigation, Wang is inducted into a mysterious online game that is the key to...

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Kindred

Kindred

Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler's masterpiece and ground-breaking exploration of power and responsibility, for fans of The Handmaid's Tale.

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Rosewater (Wormwood, Book 1)

Rosewater (Wormwood, Book 1)

Tade Thompson

Rosewater is the start of a vibrant and compellingly told trilogy by one of science fiction's most engaging new voices - perfect for fans of N. K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice and Jeff Vandermeer's...

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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration behind Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration behind Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick's classic SF novel, which was adapted as the film BLADE RUNNER.

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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin

A literary masterpiece from one of the great writers of our time: 'Ursula Le Guin is a chemist of the heart' David Mitchell

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The Last Wish (Witcher, Book 1)

The Last Wish (Witcher, Book 1)

Andrzej Sapkowski, Danusia Stok

The TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestseller that introduces Geralt the Witcher, who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this first book in the award-winning Witcher series.   

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