ATTACK SURFACE by Cory Doctorow

Masha Maximow knows technology, and the many ways it can be used to invade a person’s privacy. And she should: she’s being paid big money to implement technology for just those reasons for all sorts of nefarious end-users, currently the right-wing government of the former Soviet republic of Slovstakia, who are using it to keep […]

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DON’T TURN AROUND by Jessica Barry

DON’T TURN AROUND Jessica Barry Harvill Secker (www.penguin.co.uk) £14.99 Cait volunteers for an organisation that helps women when they are most in need. Tonight, Cait’s job is to collect Rebecca from her fancy home in Lubbock, Texas and drive her the 300 miles through the night to Albuquerque, New Mexico, then bring her home safely […]

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An Excerpt from THE MINDERS by John Marrs

THE MINDERS John Marrs (www.johnmarrsauthor.com) Del Rey (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99   PART ONE     ** CONFIDENTIAL **   TOP SECRET: UK EYES ONLY, CLASSIFIED ‘A’ THIS DOCUMENT IS THE PROPERTY OF HIS MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT MINUTES OF JOINT CYBER-ESPIONAGE / INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE ASSESSMENT MEETING 11.6 ‘THE ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO STORAGE OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS’ ** Please note […]

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THE BOOK OF KOLI by M.R. Carey

THE BOOK OF KOLI (THE RAMPART TRILOGY BOOK 1) M.R. Carey Orbit Books (www.orbitbooks.net) £8.99 In the distant future, the world has been ravaged by climate change and generations of genetically modified flora and fauna have begun to fight back. The remainder of the human population survive in walled villages, cut off from each other […]

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WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker

WE BEGIN AT THE END Chris Whitaker  Zaffre Books (www.zaffrebooks.co.uk) £14.99 Walker has been Cape Haven’s Chief of Police for over twenty years. In the sleepy California coastal town, his job consists mainly of being nice to tourists, and keeping an eye on his old friend Star Radley and her two kids: thirteen-year-old Duchess and […]

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IF IT BLEEDS by Stephen King

IF IT BLEEDS Stephen King (stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £20 We are living through strange – nay, unprecedented – times, and it has been said more than once that 2020 feels like we’re living through a Stephen King novel. As fans of post-apocalyptic fiction, we’ve lived through this scenario, through the escapism provided by […]

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THE BRAMBLE AND THE ROSE by Tom Bouman

THE BRAMBLE AND THE ROSE Tom Bouman (www.tomboumanbooks.com) Faber & Faber (www.faber.co.uk) £8.99 When a headless body, half-eaten by bears, is found in the woods outside the small town of Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, local policeman Henry Farrell finds himself partnered with biologist and bear expert Dr Mary Weaver, hunting the bear before its new-found taste […]

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THE BELL IN THE LAKE by Lars Mytting

THE BELL IN THE LAKE Lars Mytting (www.larsmytting.net) Translated by Deborah Dawkin  MacLehose Press (www.maclehosepress.com) £16.99 Norway, 1880. Young, inquisitive Astrid is unlike the other girls in the secluded village at the end of the valley. She dreams of a life that consists of more than marrying, having children, and eventually dying from hard work […]

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