The Fear by C.L. Taylor

When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn’t what he seemed and he left her life in pieces. Now 32, Lou discovers that he is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself, she…

Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems by Mary Oliver

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, her most personal book yet “What good company Mary Oliver is!” the Los Angeles Times has remarked. And never more so than in this extraordinary and engaging gathering of nine essays, accompanied by a brief selection of new prose poems and poems. (One…

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine, a witch, and Laurence Armstead, a mad scientist, parted ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. But as adults they both wind up in near-future San Francisco, where Laurence is an engineering genius and Patricia works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world’s ever-growing ailments. But…

The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts

She believed in the mission with all her heart. But that was sixty million years ago. How do you stage a mutiny when you’re only awake one day in a million? How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential ally’s changes with each shift? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps,…

Lillies Without by Laura Kasischke

Laura Kasischke’s dark myths return to us here more frightening and more exciting than ever. “She has, like all good poets, created a music of her own, one suited to her concerns. When denizens of the 22nd century, if we get there, look back on our era and ask how we lived, they will take…

Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world’s most chilling cases of serial murder—and the police force that failed to solve it. Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the…

Shire by Ali Smith

In four short stories – fusions of poetry – Ali Smith pays tribute to the sources, the people and the places which produce and nurture life and art. In an opening, up of norths and souths, she traces unexpected conduits between Cambridge and the north of Scotland. Like all of Ali Smith’s work, here spot-lit…

The Innocent (Beneath the Alders #1) by Lynne Golding ARC

In the year 1907, all of Brampton is present at the sod-turning ceremony for the Carnegie Library. At the end of the event, the crowd rises as one to walk to the Presbyterian Church for a consecration service… Everyone except Jessie Stephens and her family. Her father will not allow them to enter the Presbyterian…

Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley ARC

Move over Mad Max―here comes Nyx. Ex-government assassin turned bounty-hunter, Nyx, is good at solving other people’s problems. Her favourite problem-solving solution is punching people in the face. Then maybe chopping off some heads. Hey―it’s a living. Her disreputable reputation has been well earned. To Nyx’s mind, it’s also justified. After all, she’s trying to…

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

A flooded world.  A floating circus.  Two women in search of a home.  North lives on a circus boat with her beloved bear, keeping a secret that could capsize her life. Callanish lives alone in her house in the middle of the ocean, tending the graves of those who die at sea. As penance for…