Every Book a Doorway - Sci Fi and Fantasy

By Sam Read Bookseller

By Sam Read Bookseller

Fantasy reads recommended by Hannah Catterall 

Spinning Silver

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.

Ninefox Gambit

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.


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

Hench: A Novel

Natalie Zina Walschots

£20.00 £19.00

Phoenix Extravagant

Yoon Ha Lee

£16.99 £16.14


Julia Ember

£14.99 £14.24

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