Happy Publication Day 10th August!

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It’s publication day! And it’s a paperback publication day, so that means you gotta grab them all! We’ve got bloody, visceral knightly combat, a heart-warming near-future sf novel, a new masterwork of alien gods and new worlds, a poetic speculative masterpiece from one of the genre greats and a fascinating and exciting cyberpunk-esque exploration of space and the digital afterlife! Go on, dig in, you know you want to! Crosstalk by Connie Willis Crosstalk is a smart, brilliant and endearing romantic comedy comparable to Sliding Doors Briddey is about to get exactly what she thinks she wants . . .…

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RIP Sheri S. Tepper

We were saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Sheri S. Tepper. Born in 1929, her career followed an unusual path; after publishing several SF poems including ‘Lullaby, 1990’ in Galaxy in 1963, she published nothing else until the 1980s, when her literary output suddenly exploded. Her first novel, King’s Blood Four, was published in 1983, beginning her signature The True Game series, and she had published an extraordinary seventeen separate volumes by the end of 1987. Sheri S. Tepper’s writing often had a strong feminist and ecological bent, and she was among the most celebrated ecofeminist authors of…

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Happy Publication Day 10th September 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we have a plethora of incredible paperbacks to fill up your to be read shelves. Get ready for out of this world adventures, classic SF and fantasy and some epic new heroes. Wishlists at the ready, start plotting your visit to your local bookshop, library or favourite eTailer now. The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes– The mighty Sam Sykes is back, with the first of a new adventure: The City Stained Red will have you on the edge…

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The Fantasy Masterworks

Following on from the well-received list of SF Masterworks, we’re delighted to present – for your fantastical reading pleasure – a similar list of the recently-restyled Fantasy Masterworks. 10/10/2013 Aegypt John Crowley PB 10/10/2013 The Dragon Griaule Lucius Shepard PB 10/10/2013 Last Call Tim Powers PB 14/11/2013 The Falling Woman Pat Murphy PB 12/12/2013 The Phoenix and the Mirror Avram Davidson PB 13/03/2014 Lord Darcy Randall Garrett PB 12/06/2014 Votan and Other Novels John James PB 14/08/2014 The Broken Sword Poul Anderson PB 11/09/2014 Ombria in Shadow Patricia A. Mckillip PB 30/10/2014 Beauty Sheri S. Tepper PB 27/11/2014 Mythago Wood…

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Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist

It’s that time of year again! The Arthur C. Clarke Shortlist has been announced and, love it or hate it, the magic of the shortlist is always the debate it sparks. So are your favourites of the year on it? . . . and who do you tip to be the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award winner? Huge congratulations to all six of the shortlisted authors: Greg Bear, Hull Zero Three (Gollancz) Drew Magary, The End Specialist (Harper Voyager) China Miéville, Embassytown (Macmillan) Jane Rogers, The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press) Charles Stross, Rule 34 (Orbit) Sheri S.Tepper, The…

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