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Science Fiction

Stranger Things 3 – Review

Stranger Things has always worn its ‘80s influences on its sleeve, so what better way to scale up the action than to throw in one of the staples of any other respectable ‘80s action sequel: evil Russians! Move aside Ivan Drago, we’ve got a new Russian threat in town. And with this third season released […]

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Cover Reveal: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

We are thrilled to reveal the beautiful cover of Becky Chamber’s incredible new standalone novella To Be Taught, If Fortunate, coming in August 2019. (Isn’t it a beauty??) A special thank you to the cover illustrator, Alyssa Winans, and cover designer, Natalie Chen from the Hodder Art department (you can see more of Natalie’s work […]

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Acquisition Announcement: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal!

John Jarrold has concluded a three-book World Rights deal for Australian debut science fiction novelist Jeremy Szal with Gillian Redfearn, Publishing Director of Gollancz. The first book is Stormblood: Vakov Fukasawa used to be a Reaper, a bio-enhanced soldier fighting for the intergalactic governing body of Harmony against a brutal invading empire. Now, he fights against […]

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Cover Reveal: Shadow Captain

Hi all, Feast your eyes on the cover for Shadow Captain, the next in Alastair Reynolds’ fantastic series which started with Revenger. Expertly designed by Blacksheep, I think you’ll agree it’s come out looking absolutely stunning! Returning to the universe of Revenger, award-winning author Alastair Reynolds delivers another thrilling tale set among the stars. Two sisters ran away […]

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Wiffle Lever to Full!: what does it even mean?

  I think the phrase ‘Wiffle Lever to Full!’ epitomises everything I’ve ever loved about British science fiction. Which is odd, because it’s a phrase that has never passed the lips of any lantern-jawed hero, scheming villainess, clanking robot or hulking, slime-encrusted alien in any film or TV show that I’ve ever seen. It’s a […]

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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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Cover Reveal: SJ Morden’s No Way

Hi everyone,   A cover reveal post for you all! Aren’t you lucky. Just look at the colours — so vibrant and red! We absolutely love it over here, Blacksheep has done an absolutely remarkable job on the design, and has set things up for SJ Morden to have the freshest looking book on the […]

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Stephen Baxter Tour!

Stephen Baxter is coming to a bookshop near you, joined by a number of recognisable faces!   Stephen Baxter will be touring the UK at the start of September to celebrate the release of XEELEE: REDEMPTION and will be joined by another titan of science fiction, Peter F. Hamilton! Along the way, they will also […]

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Space is for Everyone Week: You’re Never Alone in Space…

Continuing our series of space-themed blogs for Space is for Everyone Week, Hodderscape publisher Oliver Johnson thinks about the characters he’d most like to travel the galaxy with, because in the Wayfarers, you’re never alone in space. Space: a dark, noiseless, freezing void… no one can even hear you scream. So how are you going to […]

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Cover Reveal: Ancestral Night

Hi everyone, We are delighted to reveal the fantastic cover for Elizabeth Bear’s upcoming novel, Ancestral Night. It’s an absolute beauty! We have Orion’s own Tomas Almeida to thank for this stunning design – he’s done justice to what is an outstanding book. Read on for a taster:   Cutting edge ideas and amazing characters in […]

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Read an exclusive extract from Hannu Rajaniemi’s SUMMERLAND

Are you ready for Summerland? We are thrilled to share with you an exclusive extract from Hannu Rajaniemi’s brand new SF spy thriller, Summerland available in bookshops and online on the 28th June 2018.  Enter the world of Summerland . . . Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just […]

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Cover Reveal: Thin Air and Thirteen by Richard Morgan

Hello everyone! A double-whammy of cover reveals for you today – the first of which is a fresh new look for an old favourite of Richard’s, and the second of which is for his long awaited return to science fiction. Can you believe it’s been eight years? Scroll down, take a look, take it all […]

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Happy Publication Day! 26th April 2018

It’s mmp publication day, and today we have one of the Financial Times’ best books of 2017 for your delight, entertainment, and enjoyment, by none other than C. Robert Cargill, acclaimed screenwriter of Marvel’s Doctor Strange!   Sea of Rust – C. Robert Cargill   An action-packed post-apocalyptic thriller from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, […]

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Happy Publication Day: 19th April 2018!

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s another publication day where we release two SF gems into the wild! Read on below for a taste of these new fantastic reads . . .   Before Mars – Emma Newman   Acclaimed author Emma Newman returns to the captivating Planetfall universe with a standalone dark tale of a […]

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