Science fiction

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  • 1984.1

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    1984.1

    A much-needed rectification of 1984 offers an all-you-can-eat quinoa buffet of wrongthink.

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    £18.99
  • A Strange and Brilliant Light

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    A Strange and Brilliant Light

    Lal, Janetta and Rose are living in a time of flux. Technological advance has brought huge financial rewards to those with power, but large swathes of the population are losing their jobs to artificial intelligence, or auts, as they’re called. Unemployment is high, discontent is rife and rumours are swirling. Many feel robbed – not just of their livelihoods, but of their hopes for the future. Lal is languishing in her role at a coffee shop and feeling overshadowed by her quietly brilliant sister, Janetta, whose Ph.D. is focused on making auts empathetic. Even Rose, Lal’s best friend, has found a sense of purpose in charismatic up-and-coming politician Alek. When vigilantes break in to the coffee shop and destroy their new coffee-making aut, it sets in motion a chain of events that will pull the three young women in very different directions.

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  • A Strange and Brilliant Light

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    A Strange and Brilliant Light

    A riveting, thought-provoking speculative literary novel exploring the impact of the AI revolution through the eyes of three very different young women – Lal, Janetta and Rose.

    £16.99
  • Beneath the World, A Sea

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    Beneath the World, A Sea

    South America, 1990. Ben Ronson, a British police officer, arrives in a mysterious forest to investigate a spate of killings of a local species called the Duendes. They are silent, vaguely humanoid creatures – with long limbs and black button eyes – that have a strange psychic effect on people, exposing them to their suppressed thoughts and fears. The crimes have taken place in a landscape known as the Delta and to reach it Ben has crossed the Zone, a territory which wipes the memories of all who pass through. He remembers nothing of the preceding days; what he did or felt or saw. Ben is uneasy about what he may have done in the Zone and avoids opening the diaries he kept whilst there, busying himself with the investigation instead. He becomes fascinated by the Duendes, but the closer he gets, the more he begins to unravel.

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  • Bluebird

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    Bluebird

    Lesbian gunslinger fights spies in space!

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    £9.99
  • Demain les chats

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    Demain les chats

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  • Extinction

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    Extinction

    In a lonely valley, deep in the mountains, a ranger watches over the last surviving grizzly bear.

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  • Fantasy

    £20.00

    Fantasy

    Fantasy has become a dominant mode of storytelling and it mirrors our experiences and anxieties better than any representation of the merely real. This book poses two central questions about fantastic storytelling: how can it be meaningful if it doesn’t claim to represent things as they are, and what kind of change can it make in the world?

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  • Far from the Light of Heaven

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    Far from the Light of Heaven

    The colony ship Ragtime docks in the Lagos system, having travelled light years from home to bring 1000 sleeping souls to safety among the stars. Some of the sleepers, however, will never wake – and a profound and sinister mystery unfolds aboard the gigantic vessel. Its skeleton crew are forced to make decisions that will have repercussions for all of humanity’s settlements – from the scheming politicians of Lagos station, to the colony planet of Bloodroot, to other far flung systems and indeed Earth itself. Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Tade Thompson makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this unforgettable vision of humanity’s future in the chilling emptiness of space.

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    £8.99
  • Good Omens

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    Good Omens

    According to the ‘Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter’ – the world’s only totally reliable guide to the future – the world will end on Saturday.

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  • Kraken Calling

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    Kraken Calling

    Political activist and anarchist author Aric McBay toggles between the years 2028 and 2051 to give us the experience, with breath-taking realism, of what might happen in the span of just one generation to a society that is already on the brink of collapse.

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  • Last One At the Party

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    Last One At the Party

    It’s December 2023 and the world as we know it has ended. The human race has been wiped out by a virus called 6DM (‘Six Days Maximum’ – the longest you’ve got before your body destroys itself). But somehow, in London, one woman is still alive. A woman who has spent her whole life compromising what she wants, hiding how she feels and desperately trying to fit in. A woman who is entirely unprepared to face a future on her own. Now, with only an abandoned golden retriever for company, she must travel through burning cities, avoiding rotting corpses and ravenous rats on a final journey to discover if she really is the last surviving person on Earth. And with no one else to live for, who will she become now that she’s completely alone?

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  • Life

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    Life

    Anna Senoz is a brilliant young scientist, working towards her PhD and a bright career when she makes a discovery that could change the world of genetics forever. The ‘Transferred Y’ chromosome, however, isn’t as welcomed by her peers, or the wider society. Anna is forced to choose between her dedication to her discovery, the progress of her career, and her responsibilities to her family. Does scientific integrity mean speaking out against the naysayers? Are the potential ramifications of her discovery too wide-reaching for her to risk pursuing it?

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  • Notes from the Burning Age

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    Notes from the Burning Age

    There was a time when the world burned. Now some want to set the fire again. Once, the spirits of the mountain, sea and sky rose against humankind. They punished us for the heresies of the Burning Age – the time when we cared so little for the world that it went up in flames. We learned to fear them, honour them, and in the centuries of peace which followed, the spirits slept. Ven used to be a holy man, studying texts from the ashes of the past, sorting secrets from heresies. But when he gets caught up in the political scheming of the Brotherhood, he finds himself in the middle of a war, fuelled by old knowledge and forbidden ambition. And as the land burns again, the great spirits stir.

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  • Rabbits

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    Rabbits

    Rabbits is a dangerous underground game, and rumours tell of incredible rewards for its elusive winners. Based on the hit podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, Rabbits by Terry Miles is perfect for fans of Stranger Things, Black Mirror and Ready Player One.

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    £9.99
  • Seven Devils

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    Seven Devils

    When Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as the heir to the galaxy’s most ruthless empire behind. But her recruitment by the Novantaen Resistance, an organization opposed to the empire’s voracious expansion, throws her right back into the fray. Eris has been assigned a new mission: to infiltrate a spaceship ferrying deadly cargo and return the intelligence gathered to the Resistance. But her partner for the mission, mechanic and hotshot pilot Cloelia, bears an old grudge against Eris, making an already difficult infiltration even more complicated. When they find the ship, they discover more than they bargained for: three fugitives with firsthand knowledge of the corrupt empire’s inner workings. Together, these women possess the knowledge and capabilities to bring the empire to its knees. But the clock is ticking!

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    £8.99