Science fiction and fantasy bestsellers: September 2016


Vigil (Verity Fassbinder 01)
Slatter, Angela

Fantastic urban fantasy/paranormal detective tome – set right here in Brisbane! (or Brisneyland, if you prefer!) – first in a new series. Love, love, LOVE this!!


Traitor’s Blade (Greatcoats 01)
De Castell, Sebastien

Okay – first in the series – and we’re a little late getting onto the bandwagon – but now recommending, to all and sundry! Great, fun fantasy – think Three Musketeers, with the snark turned way up…


Once Broken Faith (October Daye 10)
McGuire, Seanan

Latest in the paranormal detective series in San Francisco featuring October Daye – part human/part fae Private Investigator. Fast paced and a whole lot of fun.


Creation Machine (Spin Trilogy 01)
Bannister, Andrew

Iain says this is an absolutely stonking, hard SF debut – highly recommended!


Origins (Lazarus War 03)
Sawyer, Jamie

Third in the Lazarus War series – good new military space opera that many regulars are liking, a lot.


Magic Binds (Kate Daniels 09)
Andrews, Ilona

Latest (ninth!) and highly anticipated outing of the bestselling urban fantasy saga – with certain customers standing and waiting for us to open the boxes, when the shipment arrived (it was part of a big delivery and these things can take time, guys!).


This Gulf of Time and Stars (Reunification 01)
Czerneda, Julie E

Now in paperback – ‘begins the hard sci-fi Reunification series, perfect for space opera readers looking for unique aliens and interstellar civilisations’.


Elite (Hunter 02)
Lackey, Mercedes

Lackey’s second YA Hunter novel – ‘Centuries ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open allowing hideous fantastical monsters to wreak havoc; destroying entire cities in their wake…’ Fortunately – teenagers can save us. Well – the psi-boosted ones can. Maybe.


Indomitable (Chronicles of Promise Paen 02)
Bauers, W C

More military space opera – and great feedback from regulars! – so, if you like Weber and Moon – then this is your kinda series!


Reynolds, Alastair

The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them… Dare we invoke Firefly? The blurb certainly does…