By John Lanchester
This dystopian novel offers a scarily realistic look of what the world could look like in the future. You can also listen to our review of this book on our podast, Shelf Esteem. It is available to listen to on your favourite podcasting platform. Ask a staff member for more information.
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By P. Djeli Clark
Set in an alternate history 1884 New Orleans, Creeper is a street urchin who witnesses a clandestine meeting between some shady characters and decides she can use the information she witnessed to bribe her way on to an airship’s crew. However she ends up working to prevent an apocalypse with the help of some African deities. There is goddesses, mystical artefacts, airships, Haitian scientists, and a pair of bad-ass nuns. Although there is only a touch over 100 pages, the author manages to pack in a heap of world building that makes me really hope we see more soon!
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Set in, a slightly in the future, San Francisco this cop noir novel will slowly pull you in. The pacing is measured and this new world has disturbing parallels with the current world. As for the ending…well- you don’t expect me to give everything away, do you?
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Brandon Sanderson writes great stories and writes them fast. This one is short novella set in a technologically advanced alternate reality where detectives can create a ‘snapshot’ of the world in order to relive a period of time and solve crimes. Davis and Chaz are interesting characters, and you might guess where the story is going, how it gets there will keep you guessing until the end! 4/5 stars
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Patrick Ness is an award winning teen fiction author. The amazing ‘Chaos Walking’ trilogy will soon be seen on the big screen. His new book “And the Ocean was our Sky’ is out now. Put one on hold today!
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Push past the esoteric backdrop, and you will discover a uniquely suspenseful (and disturbing) debut novel. Reading it is like circling in a basin, ever faster with each lap, until, on the last line of the last page, you are finally and forever sucked down the plug hole.
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What a weird book! Like a grown-up, twisted version of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure with wig-wearing scorpions, Gods, aliens and schlok horror thrown in for fun. Strap yourself in for the fun.
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