Bestsellers, Science Fiction & Fantasy: December 2016


Babylon’s Ashes (Expanse 06)
Corey, James S A
‘The Expanse series is the best space opera series – running at full tilt, right now…’ – io9. The fantastic TV version has meant sales of this series have gone crazy; but the great stories definitely help…
Space opera | TP | $32.99


Vigil (Verity Fassbinder 01)
Slatter, Angela
Fabulous, paranormal mystery… set here, in Brisbane (or, as Angela would have it: Brisneyland) – how could we not recommend this, above all else? (To be fair: we are biased in Angela’s favour, but we’re not the public broadcaster… so, nyah.)
Urban fantasy | TP | $32.99


Tempest (All-New Tales of Valdemar)
Lackey, Mercedes (editor)
‘Lackey’s delightful world of magic is inhabited by strong and believable men, women, and creatures; the most enchanting being the gryphons.’ – Publishers Weekly. And, to paraphrase one regular customer: ‘While they keep putting Jodi A Lee’s magic, crack horses on the covers, I’ll keep buying them’.
Valdemar | PBK | $19.95


Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal 01)
Cho, Zen
Sorcerer to the Crown exceeds expectations. It’s a very entertaining and deeply enjoyable novel and if this is what Cho gives us for her debut, I’m really looking forward to seeing what she does next.’ – Locus. Ron loved this Regency-based fantasy.
Historical fantasy | PBK | $19.99


Ellis, Warren
‘Fantastic… A crackling, funny, and frightening horror story from a unique voice in genre lit.’ – Kirkus Reviews. Brilliant novella, on gazing into the abyss. We love Warren Ellis.
Science fiction | PBK | $18.99


The Hanging Tree (Rivers of London 06)
Aaronovitch, Ben
Police-procedural, paranormal mystery/urban fantasy, set against the rich tapestry of modern day – and historical! – London. Great fun.
Urban fantasy | TP | $29.99


Alien Nation (Alien 14)
Koch, Gini
‘Gini Koch’s Alien books remind us why we read… it’s fun!’ – Kirkus Reviews.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95


The High Ground (Imperials 01)
Snodgrass, Melinda
Is this to be the Next Big Thing, in military space opera? Stand aside, Honor Harrington…
Space opera | TP | $29.95


Behind the Throne (Indranan War 01)
Wagers, K B
‘This debut ranks among the best political SF novels in years, largely because of the indomitable, prickly Hail… fast-paced, twisty space opera.’ – Library Journal (starred review). And… its sequel: After the Crown is already available (PBK, $22.99).
Space opera | PBK | $22.99


Station Eleven
Mandel, Emily St John
The sheer humanity of this post-apocalypse novel still brings a tear to Ron’s (somewhat jaded!) eyes. Wonderful!
Post-apocalyptic | PBK | $19.99