Congratulations to M. John Harrison, whose seminal SF novel LIGHT has been selected as one of The Guardian’s 100 best books of the 21st century

 

 

Antony Sher’s diary of playing Lear in the 2016 RSC production of King Lear, YEAR OF THE MAD KING has been voted 2019 Theatre Book of the Year by the Society of Theatre Research at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

The book, illustrated by the author, is published by Nick Hern Books. As are two previous diaries THE YEAR OF THE KING (Sher’s account of playing Richard III for the RSC, 1984) and YEAR OF THE FAT KNIGHT (Falstaff in the RSC’s Henry IV parts 1&2, in 2014)

 

 

A human outpost lying derelict in space, the scout ship that discovers it, and a planet best left unexplored… 

From the award-winning author of Children of Time comes the highly anticipated sequel, Children of Ruin – available now from Pan Macmillan.

 

 

Cage of Souls: a new novel from Adrian Tchaikovsky, published by Head of Zeus

The sun is bloated, diseased, dying perhaps. Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapar, last of all cities, harbours fewer than 100,000 human souls. Built on the ruins of countless civilisations, Shadrapar is a museum, a midden, an asylum, a prison on a world that is ever more alien to humanity.

Bearing witness to the desperate struggle for existence between life old and new is Stefan Advani: rebel, outlaw, prisoner, survivor. This is his testament, an account of the journey that took him into the blazing desolation of the western deserts; that transported him east down the river and imprisoned him in the verdant hell of the jungle’s darkest heart; that led him deep into the labyrinths and caverns of the underworld. He will meet with monsters, madman, mutants.

The question is, which one of them will inherit this Earth?

 

 

The official prequel novel to the hit science-fiction film Alita: Battle Angel, based on Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga.

A long time ago there was the Great War. The reasons for the war have been lost to time. On the shattered surface of the Earth, there is a metropolis that lives amidst the garbage thrown down from the inhabitants of a sky city floating above it. Welcome to Iron City.

Alita: Battle Angel by Pat Cadigan is out now.