At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world. This is an exploration of her relationship with the literary form we have come to know as "science fiction, ” a relationship that has been lifelong

The View From the Cheap Seats will draw you in to these exchanges on making good art and Syrian refugees, the power of a single word and playing the kazoo with Stephen King, writing about books, comics and the imagination of friends, being sad at the Oscars and telling lies for a living. Here 'we can meet the writer full on.

In a future less than fifty years away, the world is still as we know it. Time continues to tick by. The truth is that it is ticking away. A powerful few know what lies ahead. They are preparing for it. They are trying to protect us. They are setting us on a path from which we can never return. A path that will lead to destruction

Sixteen-year-old Rosalinda Fitzroy, heir to the multiplanetary corporation UniCorp, is awakened after sixty years in stasis to find that everyone she knew has died and as she tries to make a new life for herself, learns she is the target of a robot assassin.

Looking for new reads? A list of the Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books of All-Time.

Har har har har hardy har har FNAARRRR! Laugh just like this (or perhaps in another way of your own personal choice), as the stars of The Beano present their all-time favourite funnies. What better book is there for Beano fans than this cacklesome collection of gags? Readers can also look out for their own submissions, which have been gathered up and spread throughout the pages to mingle with jokes from Dennis, Roger, Minnie and co.

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