Agency by William Gibson (23 Jan)
From the acclaimed author of Neuromancer comes a story about alternative pasts and presents. In a post-apocalyptic London many years from now, a fixer is tasked with changing history where something unpleasant is about to take place. A mash-up of futuristic sci-fi and end-of-the-world drama that dabbles with AI and everything in between.
The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Pragg (6 Feb)
This is the story of four sisters Grimm – daughters born to different mothers on the same day. Reunited as children only to be separated again, they are determined to find each other once again. On the fantastical and fraught journey, they will find out their true identities and what they are capable of.
Red Dwarf by Grant Naylor (6 Feb)
Revisit the Red Dwarf’s beloved band of space zeroes – Lister, Rimmer, Kryten, Holly and the Cat – as they travel through space on the boldest (and feeblest) of adventures. This edition includes bonus material from the first draft of the original TV pilot.
Bad Island by Stanley Donwood (13 Feb)
From cult graphic designer and long-time Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood comes a starkly beautiful graphic novel, a parable about the end of the world, set on a distant island where the growing civilisation deeply impacts the natural beauty. Each page is brought to life in full-page spreads of Donwood’s distinctive, monochromatic lino-cut style.
The Destruction Factor by James Follett (20 Feb)
Chaos is unleashed when a new scientifically-developed soya bean mutates into a dangerous plant, threatening to infect the world’s atmosphere and its oxygen supply. This thrilling sci-fi is recorded as a full BBC dramatisation audiobook starring Paul Copley, Rosalind Adams and TP McKenna.
You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce (5 Mar)
It’s widely known that Cassandra Tipp got away with murder, and the plot thickens when she disappears and leaves behind a long letter. Instead of the expected confession, it contains two different and equally disturbing stories: one of a girl lost to the woods and the other of a girl who grew up crooked in darkness. You’ll be left guessing which one is true...
Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh (7 May)
Following her award-winning The Water Cure, Sophie Mackintosh returns with a chilling novel about motherhood and free will. Set in a dystopian world where a lottery ticket determines the fate of women the day of their first bleed, it’s a powerful tale that addresses female identity and patriarchal violence.
Devolution by Max Brooks (14 May)
The bestselling author of World War Z returns with a sci-fi retelling of the Bigfoot legend, told through the recovered journals from a resident of a town ravaged by a volcanic eruption.
Feathertide by Beth Cartwright (14 May)
From birth, Marea is different. Born covered in bird feathers, she is kept hidden throughout her childhood in a crumbling house, until her tutor reveals a magical world waiting outside. Her curiosity leads her to the City of Murmurs, a place of mermaids and mystery, and it is here she learns about her true identity.
The Keepers by John Marrs (23 July)
The Government has selected five ordinary people to become the latest weapon in cyber-terrorism, undergoing a radical medical procedure to have top-secret intelligence turned into genetic code and implanted into their heads. However, their safety is threatened when it becomes public knowledge who the ‘secret keepers’ are, as one by one, they are hunted down.
Epitaphs for Underdogs by Andrew Szepessy (6 Aug)
A powerful book based on real-life experiences, this is a beguiling dystopian tale of a young Hungarian prisoner confronted with the truth about freedom.