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Extract and Preorder Giveaway: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

‘It’s been fifty years since we left Earth. If you read nothing else we’ve sent home, please at least read this.’ Hello space travellers! We have two special treats for you today, in celebration of the fact that To Be Taught, If Fortunate, the brilliant new novella from Becky Chambers is released in LESS THAN A WEEK! […]

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Extract: Dark Age by Pierce Brown (Red Rising 5)

He broke the chains. Then broke the world… There’s less than two weeks to go before Pierce Brown’s explosive fifth novel in the Red Rising series is published. We can’t wait to read the next thrilling adventure, and we’re bloodydamn delighted to have a sneak-peek extract for all the Howlers out there… Click here to […]

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Becky Chambers on the contents of the Voyager Golden Record

Two of my favorite extant objects are ones I will never see. But then, their lack of proximity is rather the point. As I write this, they are respectively about eleven billion and thirteen-and-a-half billion miles from Earth (these figures grow by the second). It is quite possible — likely, even — that no one […]

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Read an extract from The Spider by Leo Carew

  A battle has been won, but the war still wages on . . . Roper, the Black Lord of the northern people, may have vanquished the Suthern army at the Battle of Harstathur. But the greatest threat to his people lies in the hands of more shadowy forces. In the south, the disgraced Bellamus […]

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Tad Williams: which book to start with?

Where it all began: The Dragonbone Chair (Book One in the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series)   The inspiration of George RR Martin’s later, multi-character, relationship-based epic fantasy is the starting place for many, maybe the majority of Tad fans. As at the beginning of any journey, there’s a bit of familiarisation before we can […]

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EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT: FINALE BY STEPHANIE GARBER

In almost two weeks’ time,  Finale, the epic conclusion to the series, will be published and we are desperate to find out what will happen next. We’re thrilled to be able to share an exclusive sneak-peek extract here to whet your appetite . . .     Every story has four parts: the beginning, the […]

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Extract: Emily Eternal

Meet Emily – she can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind’s deepest secrets and even fix your truck’s air con, but unfortunately, she can’t restart the Sun. We’re so excited to get our hands on Emily Eternal, the ‘visionary work of science fiction’, by M.G Wheaton. There’s not much longer to wait, but until […]

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Pet Sematary – Stephen King’s Most Frightening Novel?

Contains spoilers With a new film about to be released, it’s time to re-examine the book Stephen King personally deems his most frightening – Pet Sematary – a book in which he felt he had ‘gone too far’, one he literally put away in a drawer ‘thinking it would never be published’. It’s terrifying not […]

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Cover Reveal: Nocturna by Maya Motayne

Nocturna is coming . . . (and isn’t the cover beautiful!?) We’re completely obsessed with this magical YA fantasy by Maya Motayne, which will be published in May 2019. An incredibly lush and gorgeously written Latinx-inspired adventure bursting with vivid characters and inventive magic. We can’t wait for you all to read it! Fates collide […]

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Announcing the new novel from Stephen King: The Institute

We’re delighted to announce the new novel from Stephen King: The Institute. It will be released in September 2019. Combining the suspense of The Outsider with the childhood camaraderie in IT, The Institute is a powerful new novel which is destined to become the No. 1 blockbuster of Autumn 2019. Here’s what we know so […]

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Our Favourite Books of 2018

Best books 2018 An Absolutely Remarkable Thing – Hank Green I have long been aware of John and Hank Green for their youtube channel and online presence, but I’m ashamed to admit that I had never picked up one of John’s book. I decided the remedy this problem by reading his brother, Hank’s book, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing instead. […]

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Hodderscape Reading Challenge 2019

It’s the mooost wonderful time of the year!   No, not Christmas. It’s that glorious time in between Christmas and New Year’s Day when you get to look back on the year just past, make plans for the year to come… AND your house may just be full of leftover tasty things that need polishing […]

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12 new sci-fi and fantasy books to look forward to in 2019

It’s the time of year again when we gaze into our crystal ball, and look at all the new books we’re publishing in 2019. We’ve got something for everyone, from some stunning debuts, sequels that we’ve been dying to read, plus some old time favourites who you’re about to fall in love with all over […]

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Writing Your Truth, Even if it Hurts

Natasha Ngan, author of Girls of Paper and Fire, talks about the power of words and how writing helped her release unspoken and repressed truths.   Writing Your Truth, Even if it Hurts Words, we know by now, are powerful. They have the ability to break hearts and destroy whole worlds in the blink of […]

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Extract: Light Years by Kass Morgan

Light Years is the first book in a thrilling new sci-fi series by Kass Morgan, bestselling author of The 100 series. It follows a group of teenage cadets who attend an interstellar military academy in a galaxy far away. From very different planets and circumstances, these cadets have to learn to work together, all the while harbouring […]

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