Tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, who plunders graveyards to create a new being from the bodies of the dead - but whose botched creature causes nothing but murder and destruction.
Powerful . . . As haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy [created] in The Road, and as devastating a look as the fallout that national events have on an American family as Philip Roth did in The Plot Against America. . . . Omar El Akkads debut novel, American War, is an unlikely mash-up of unsparing war reporting and plot elements familiar to readers of the recent young-adult dystopian series The Hunger Games and Divergent. --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle--a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.
'AN EERILY PLAUSIBLE DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE' Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN 'AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL . . . with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale ' Cory Doctorow *CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES /PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD* From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where you can get away with anything . . . Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny. Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet. Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up. From the award-winning Claire North comes an electrifying and provocative new novel which will resonate with readers around the world. Praise for 84K: 'Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists' Booklist 'Claire North goes from strength to strength . . . A tense, moving story' Guardian 'Absolutely breath-taking... An early and compelling candidate for best novel of 2018' SciFi Magazine 'A dystopian anthem for the modern activist . . . 84K is an important book but also a cracking thriller . . . Quite simply, North's best book so far' Starburst 'North is an original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times
The first standalone novel in Stephen King's Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr Mercedes, Finders Keepers, End of Watch) - and the basis of Mr Mercedes, an AT&T Audience Original Series starring Brendon Gleeson. Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer.
@00000355@Ever had a bad day? Try having one on the moon...@00000148@ 'Fascinating' Tim Peake, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask an Astronaut ------------------------------------------ WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.
Population 2,000. Mostly tourists.
Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it's not enough.
So when she's offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it's a lot more dangerous...
------------------------------------------ What everyone's saying about this smart, high concept thriller:
'A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down' Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One 'What a page turner!' Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars 'Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining' Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars 'Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars' Guardian 'A first rate thriller, this had me hooked from beginning to end' Robert on Netgalley, 5 stars 'An absolute must read' Lauren on Goodreads, 5 stars 'A clever and action-fuelled story' Culturefly 'For those who loved The Martian, you won't be disappointed' Liz on Netgalley, 5 stars
The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the "ridiculously fun and large-hearted" (NPR) near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. Praise for Ready Player One "Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix."- USA Today "An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart."- CNN "Delightful . . . the grown-up''s Harry Potter."- HuffPost "As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates."- Entertainment Weekly "Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, [and] spectacularly successful."- Daily Mail (UK) "A smart, funny thriller that both celebrates and critiques online culture."- San Francisco Chronicle "A geek fantasia, ''80s culture memoir and commentary on the future of online behavior all at once."- Austin American-Statesman
Fantasy & magical realismThe classic swashbuckling adventure story featuring pirates, giants and terrifying beasts, with a new jacket treatment to attract younger readers. First published in the 1970s, it's from the author and screenwriter of many films, including Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. It was also made into a cult film by Rob Reiner in the 1980s. One of the most brilliantly clever and funny fairytale satires ever written. Ages: 12+.
It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF NEUROMANCER 'Dazzling, astoundingly inventive' The Times ' Wild, richly satisfying' Guardian 'Terrific' Spectator _______________ San Francisco, 2017. Clinton's in the White House, Brexit never happened - and Verity Jane's got herself a new job. They call Verity 'the app-whisperer,' and she's just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice. Only Eunice has other ideas. Pretty soon, Verity knows that Eunice is smarter than anyone she's ever met, conceals some serious capabilities and is profoundly paranoid - which is just as well since suddenly some bad people are after Verity. Meanwhile, in a post-apocalyptic London a century from now, PR fixer Wilf Netherton is tasked by all-seeing policewoman Ainsley Lowbeer with interfering in the alternative past in which Verity and Eunice exist. It appears something nasty is about to happen there - and fixing it will require not only Eunice's unique human-AI skillset but also a little help from the future. A future which Verity soon fears may never be . . . _______________ 'One of the most influential writers around...with Gibson's trademark panache, the story rattles along with great pace and suspense' Sunday Times 'One of our greatest science-fiction writers' New York Times 'A sensual, remarkably visual ride, vigorous with displays of conceptual imagination and humour' The Guardian 'Among our most fascinating novelists' Daily Telegraph 'Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an astounding architect of cool' Spectator 'One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working' Boston Globe 'His eye for the eerie in the everyday still lends events an otherworldly sheen' New Yorker 'Engaging, thought-provoking and delightful... [Gibson] can always be counted on to show us our contemporary milieu rendered magical by his unique insights, and a future rendered inhabitable by his wild yet disciplined imagination' The Washington Post 'Gibson blurs the line between real and speculative technology in a fast-paced thriller that will affirm to readers that it was well worth the wait' Booklist 'Typically visionary, yet plausible and thrilling too' I Paper 'If you're one of those who sees Gibson as a visionary, it's time to be scared - the scenarios he's playing with here don't make for comfort reading' SFX magazine
Modern fictionAn imaginative and eagerly anticipated new novel from this highly acclaimed and award-winning author. Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and a little scared. He has just found out that his estranged father was a god, as is his brother who is attempted, and doing very well at, taking over Fat Charlie's life.
'The Fellowship of the Ring' is the first part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece 'The Lord of the Rings'. This paperback edition has the classic black cover featuring Tolkien's own design and includes the definitive edition of the text.
@2@A riveting crime thriller about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes too far, featuring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in @18@MR MERCEDES@19@.@3@@2@@20@1978: @21@@3@@2@Morris Bellamy is a reader so obsessed by America's iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel. @3@@2@@20@2009:@21@ @3@@2@Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was brutally injured by a stolen Mercedes, discovers a buried trunk containing cash and Rothstein's notebooks.@3@@2@@20@2014:@21@ @3@@2@After thirty-five years in prison, Morris is up for parole. And he's hell-bent on recovering his treasure.@3@@2@Now it's up to retired detective Bill Hodges - running an investigative company called 'Finders Keepers' - to rescue Pete from an ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris...@3@@2@Not since @18@Misery @19@has King written with such visceral power about a reader with such a dangerous obsession.@18@Finders Keepers@19@ is spectacular suspense, and it is King writing about how literature shapes a life for good, for bad, for ever.@3@
Features stories of the separate adventures of the Companions of the Ring. The adventures include Aragorn, revealed as the heir of the Kings of the West, who joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and Merry and Pippin who were captured by Orcs but escape into the forest.
Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, and must now continue their journey alone down the River Anduin.