Fantasy reads recommended by Hannah Catterall
Naomi Novik£9.99 £9.49
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.
Gideon the Ninth
Tamsyn Muir£13.99 £13.29
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!"
The Raven Tower
Ann Leckie£8.99 £8.54
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 Lee£8.99 £8.54
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.
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 and Max Gladstone£10.99 £10.44
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.
The Luminous Dead: A Novel
Caitlin Starling£9.99 £9.49
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.
The Light Brigade
Kameron Hurley£10.99 £10.44
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.
Ancillary Justice: THE HUGO, NEBULA AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD WINNER
Ann Leckie£8.99 £8.54
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.
A Local Habitation (Toby Daye Book 2)
Seanan McGuire£9.99 £9.49
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).
The Unspoken Name
A. K. Larkwood£16.99 £16.14
All Systems Red
Martha Wells£12.99 £12.34
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
Zen Cho£15.99 £15.19
Hench: A Novel
Natalie Zina Walschots£20.00 £19.00
Yoon Ha Lee£16.99 £16.14
Julia Ember£14.99 £14.24
A Memory Called Empire: Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel
Arkady Martine£9.99 £9.49