Happy Publication Day 17th December 2015!

We’d like to wish a very happy publication day to two brilliant new tales. Looking for an early Christmas present for yourself or family and friends? Look no further. Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson A superb stand-alone novella from acclaimed author Brandon Sanderson, available as a hardback for the first time. From the bestselling author of the Mistborn Trilogy and co-author of the final three books of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series comes the tale of a heretic thief who may be an Empire’s only hope for survival. Shai is a Forger: a foreigner who can flawlessly re-create any…

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Congratulations to our BSFA shortlisted titles!

We’re thrilled to see the superb Wolves by Simon Ings feature twice on the BSFA Award shortlist. Once for best novel (congratulations Simon!) and once for Best Cover (congratulations to Jeffrey Alan Love for his frankly inspired artwork and to Nick May for his elegant design). And with Bete shortlisted for Best Cover as well it’s time to congratulate Blacksheep again for only the latest in their excellent run of Adam Roberts covers. You can see a the full awards shortlist here. Congratulations and good luck to everyone shortlisted!

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Imagining the Truth with Adam Roberts, Jasper Fforde and Mike Figgis

Can imagination lead us to truths hidden from the rational mind, or is this romantic hogswash? Check out this debate on fantasy to see Gollanz author Adam Roberts waging war against Jasper Fforde and director Mike Figgis. From the Institute of Art and Ideas.   Watch more videos on iai.tv Follow the Institute of Ideas on Twitter @iai_tv or visit their Facebook.  Adam Roberts’ latest book, Bête, is published in hardback and eBook 25th September 2014.

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2014: The New Fiction Selection

Continuing our peek into 2014, today we’re talking about some brilliant new fiction, and whether it’s a stunning stand alone or the beginning of an epic new series there’s something for everyone … If its a stand-alone story you’re looking for, this is the place! So watch out for the superb Jules Verne sequel Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea by Adam Roberts charting the story of a submarine which goes on an astonishing underwater journey. Brought to added life by the most astonishing illustrations, this is a wonderful stand-alone adventure. John Scalzi also releases a new stand-alone novel in 2014…

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Cover Reveal: BETE

When Adam first told me about his new novel he described it as being ‘the one with the talking cat’. Now this may ring alarm bells with you and a few years ago it would have done with me as well. But I have since learned not to take Adam’s pitches at face value: whatever he says his new book is about it rarely is. Well it is, but just not in the way you thought (or feared) it might be. So Bete is about talking animals. But this is no Aristocats, no Madagascar. This is a novel about the…

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