Fantasy reads recommended by Hannah Catterall
Naomi Novik8,99 € 8,36 €
An intricate, wintry novel set in a fantasy version of Poland. It follows the lives of a money-lender's daughter, a princess married to a terrifying prince, and a servant-woman who goes to desperate lengths.
Tamsyn Muir13,99 € 13,01 €
Gideon the Ninth is the coolest book I've ever read in my life & isn't easily summarised, so here's the cover blurb: "Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons!"
Ann Leckie8,99 € 8,36 €
Based on the story of Hamlet - but it's written from the perspective of Strength and Patience of the Hill, an ancient god in the form of a giant rock that rests on a tall hill.
Yoon Ha Lee7,99 € 7,43 €
A mathematical military space opera. Captain Cheris is tasked with breaking a blockade - and so she requests the aid of the greatest tactician ever known. Only problem? She has to host his malevolent ghost in her own body.
N. K. Jemisin16,98 € 15,79 €
The City We Became follows five heroic New Yorkers as they seek to save their city from the eldritch nightmare infecting its inhabitants. This deserves to win all the awards, and tackles the racism embedded in Lovecraft's writing.
This is How You Lose the Time War: An epic time-travelling love story, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella
Amal El-Mohtar y Max Gladstone10,00 € 9,30 €
This is This is How You Lose the Time War is a gorgeously poetic epistolary novella documenting the relationship between two agents on different sides of the time war.
Caitlin Starling9,99 € 9,29 €
A horror novel following a caver on a distant planet. She is tasked with mapping the mineral deposits in a tunnel system that has already killed everyone who came before her - and there's something in there with her.
Kameron Hurley10,99 € 10,22 €
The Light Brigade is a mind-melting thriller about a futuristic war between corrupt capitalist corporations, in which soldiers are broken down into light in order to get them to the front lines on Mars.
Ann Leckie8,99 € 8,36 €
Ancillary Justice is a space opera told from the perspective of the AI of a military spaceship. It tackles the atrocities of empire on an intergalactic scale - and all of the characters are referred to with female pronouns.
Seanan McGuire8,99 € 8,36 €
A Local Habitation is part of a series of detective novels following a grouchy faerie knight. In this installment, she sets out to solve a series of murders at a faerie-run IT company (where a dryad lives in the server network).
A. K. Larkwood16,98 € 15,79 €
Martha Wells11,99 € 11,15 €
Zen Cho15,99 € 14,87 €
Natalie Zina Walschots20,00 € 18,60 €
Yoon Ha Lee16,98 € 15,79 €
Julia Ember14,99 € 13,94 €
Arkady Martine8,99 € 8,36 €