Back from Eastercon with big news!

We would like to congratulate Aliette de Bodard on her double win at the British Science Fiction Awards. Aliette won for best novel: The House of Shattered Wings and best short fiction: ‘Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight’. This is the first time a single author has won both best novel and best short fiction in the same year. Please join us in congratulating Aliette de Bodard. We’d also like to congratulate Adam Roberts for winning the best non-fiction award for Rave and Let Die! Each year there are three author Guests of Honour in attendance. For the first time…

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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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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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