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Cold Storage (Paperback): David Koepp Cold Storage (Paperback)
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R330 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R70 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The astonishing debut novel by the screenwriter of blockbuster movies such as Jurassic Park; Mission Impossible; War Of The Worlds and Spider-Man. Cold Storage is a wild and terrifying adventure about three strangers who must work together to contain a highly contagious, deadly organism.

When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository. Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it.

He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards -one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humour. Will that be enough to save all of humanity?

Acclaimed reviews:
“[Koepp] writes well, he has a wicked sense of humor and his characters are so keenly, intelligently and even movingly drawn. . . . On every level, Cold Storage is pure, unadulterated entertainment.” (Douglas Preston, The New York Times Book Review)

“Engaging. . . . Koepp recognizes that this is all pretty zany and imbues the novel with a mordant sense of humor, which gives Cold Storage a welcome vibrancy and lightness.” (USA Today)

“The story line in Cold Storage invokes classic horror films. . . . It’s scary, and a great deal of fun.” (Associated Press)

“[Koepp] delivers a story worthy of Michael Crichton.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“It has all the hallmarks of a thriller destined for Hollywood.” (Polygon)

“A thriller of breakneck speed, Cold Storage will be an engaging read that fans of Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter could devour in one sitting.” (Ars Technica)

“Chilling. . . . Propulsive. . . . Koepp is skilled at sharp, often humorous dialogue. . . . [A] taut, mordant thriller debut.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“A terrific thriller: ambitious, audacious, gory, scary, flamboyant, and funny....[Koepp makes] a seamless, massively effective transition from the visual medium to the literary. The book doesn’t read like a modestly beefed-up pitch for a movie; it’s a rich, textured, and downright impossible-to-put-down story.” (Booklist (starred review))

“A sensational SF thriller. . . . Breakneck pacing and nonstop action. . . . Michael Crichton fans won’t want to miss this one.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Cold Storage is The Andromeda Strain on crack: chilling end-of-the-world terror infected with wicked humor. Koepp pulls it off with style. When the real apocalypse arrives, may it be even half as funny as this.” (Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author of A Noise Downstairs)

Agency - The Peripheral: Book 2 (Paperback): William Gibson Agency - The Peripheral: Book 2 (Paperback)
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R290 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R80 (28%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

San Francisco, 2017. Clinton's in the White House, Brexit never happened - and Verity Jane's got herself a new job.

They call Verity 'the app-whisperer,' and she's just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice. Only Eunice has other ideas.

Pretty soon, Verity knows that Eunice is smarter than anyone she's ever met, conceals some serious capabilities and is profoundly paranoid - which is just as well since suddenly some bad people are after Verity.

Meanwhile, in a post-apocalyptic London a century from now, PR fixer Wilf Netherton is tasked by all-seeing policewoman Ainsley Lowbeer with interfering in the alternative past in which Verity and Eunice exist. It appears something nasty is about to happen there - and fixing it will require not only Eunice's unique human-AI skillset but also a little help from the future.

A future which Verity soon fears may never be . . .

The Warning (Paperback): James Patterson, Robison Wells The Warning (Paperback)
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R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Two roads lead to Mount Hope. None leads out. There’s no place to run in a community that’s been taken–and is being intentionally kept–off the grid.

A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Downed cellular networks fail to resume service. Animals savagely attack humans. And the damaged power plant, where Jordan’s father is an engineer, is under military lockdown.

As friends and family morph into terrifying strangers, Maggie and Jordan increasingly turn to each other. Their determination to discover who–or what–has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined.

The Ottoman Secret (Paperback): Raymond Khoury The Ottoman Secret (Paperback)
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R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A thrilling new alternative-history adventure which will captivate fans of Man in the High Castle, Fatherland and The Handmaid's Tale.

Paris 2017. The Ottoman Empire has ruled Europe for over 300 years. As a respected special investigator for the state police, Kamal Agha is committed to keeping the empire safe from threats inside and out. But these are dangerous times. Under the sultan's autocratic regime, no one is beyond suspicion. When a naked man covered in tattoos appears on the banks of the Seine and murders a passerby, Kamal is tasked with tracking him down. But asking too many questions can be a highly risky endeavour - especially when the mysterious man's trail leads Kamal to a secret buried deep in the empire's past, a secret that goes to the very core of the empire's success. A secret the sultan and his security services will do anything to silence.

Kamal is forced to question his own loyalty when his own family attracts unwelcome attention from the security services. Soon, he has no choice but to flee. But on the run from the all-seeing organisation where he built his reputation, can he save himself and his family?

And, if he does, what might that mean for the existence of the Empire itself? Its past, its present and its future ...

Carve The Mark (Paperback): Veronica Roth Carve The Mark (Paperback)
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R255 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R54 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth's stunning new science-fiction fantasy series.

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favoured by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not - their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra's currentgift gives her pain and power - something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother's hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows. Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive - no matter what the cost.

When Akos is thrust into Cyra's world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive - or to destroy one another.

Why You Were Taken - When Tomorrow Calls: Book 1 (Paperback): J.T. Lawrence Why You Were Taken - When Tomorrow Calls: Book 1 (Paperback)
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R248 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R50 (20%) In stock

In tomorrow's world prowls a creative -- and ruthlessly efficient -- assassin who won't stop until Kirsten is dead.

A troubled woman approaches Kirsten with a warning and a key and is later found dead. Was the woman just another victim of the Suicide Contagion or is there something more sinister at play? The key leads Kirsten to the Doomsday Vault and a hit list of seven people - and her barcode is on it.

Edgy and original, Why You Were Taken is a dark cinematic thriller that will keep you guessing till the last page.

A Spy In Time (Paperback): Imraan Coovadia A Spy In Time (Paperback)
Imraan Coovadia
R200 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R43 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Making sure the end of the world never happens again – that is Enver Eleven’s task. A spy for the Historical Agency, Enver is based in Johannesburg, the only city to survive – thanks to its mining tunnels – when a supernova hit.

In Enver’s Joburg, time-travelling agents jump between the past and future, searching for an elusive enemy plotting against the Agency. Enver’s mission starts off on shaky ground: when his mentor Shanumi Six disappears, Enver must prove that he is no double agent, an allegation as frightening as a white skin in a world where it has become vanishingly rare.

But if you could go back and change the past, would the future turn out the way you want it to? Imraan Coovadia’s dazzlingly original A Spy In Time is an extraordinary tale for extraordinary times.

Star Wars: Aftermath Book 1 (Paperback): Chuck Wendig Star Wars: Aftermath Book 1 (Paperback)
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R311 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The storyline continues from the end of Return Of The Jedi in a new trilogy of books that will lead up to the adventure Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The second Death Star has been destroyed, the Emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down. Devastating blows against the Empire, and major victories for the Rebel Alliance. But the battle for freedom is far from over.

As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance―now a fledgling New Republic―presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but he’s taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders.

Meanwhile, on the planet’s surface, former rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world―war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn’t know is just how close the enemy is―or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be.

Determined to preserve the Empire’s power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit―to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven’t reckoned on Norra and her newfound allies―her technical-genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector―who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire’s oppressive reign once and for all.

The Testaments (Hardcover): Margaret Atwood The Testaments (Hardcover)
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R360 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R77 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Joint-2019 Booker Prize Winner, along with Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.

In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred? When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait is over.

Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

The Gone World (Paperback): Tom Sweterlitsch The Gone World (Paperback)
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R310 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R39 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Silence of the Lambs meets Interstellar, this terrifying, thrilling and ingenious science-fiction thriller from Tom Sweterlitsch has had film rights bought by Twentieth Century Fox with Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) to direct. '

1997. Shannon Moss of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family - and to locate the soldier's missing teenage daughter. When Moss discovers that the SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra - a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time - she comes to believe that the SEAL's experience with the future is somehow related to this violence. Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection to her own past, Moss must travel forward in time to seek evidence that will uncover the truth.

To her horror, the future reveals that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work; for what she witnesses is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself.

Of Blood And Bone - Chronicles Of The One: Book 2 (Paperback, International ed.): Nora Roberts Of Blood And Bone - Chronicles Of The One: Book 2 (Paperback, International ed.)
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R458 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R104 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the epic Year One returns with a new tale of terror and magic in a brand new world.

They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.

Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before―the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted―and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.

In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.

Machines Like Me (Paperback): Ian McEwan Machines Like Me (Paperback)
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R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding.

Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's assistance, he co-designs Adam's personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever - but a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma.

Ian McEwan's subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: what makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control.

Die Nag Ruik Na Spoed (Afrikaans, Paperback): Schalk Schoombie Die Nag Ruik Na Spoed (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Schalk Schoombie
R200 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R35 (18%) In stock

Hier is iets betreklik nuut in Afrikaans: wetenskapfiksie vir volwassenes.

Die stories is uiteenlopend, maar deur elk loop die silwer draad van fantasie en wetenskap. Uiteindelik gaan dit natuurlik oor die karakters en Schoombie se gatskop-verteltrant.

Hier is ’n bedrewe skrywer met ’n verstommende verbeelding aan die woord – innovering, spanning en die verrassingselement is op die spyskaart.

Afterland (Paperback): Lauren Beukes Afterland (Paperback)
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R290 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R80 (28%) Pre-order

In a future where most of the men are dead, Cole and her twelve-year-old son Miles are on the run from the most dangerous person she knows … her sister.

Miles is one of the lucky survivors of a global pandemic. But, in a world of women, that also makes him a hot commodity.

The Department of Men wants to lock him away in quarantine, forever, maybe.

A sinister cult of neon nuns wants to claim him for its own; the answer to their prayers.

And boy traffickers are close on their heels, thanks to Billie, Cole’s ruthless sister, whom Cole thought she left for dead.

In a desperate chase across a radically changed America, Cole will do whatever it takes to get Miles to safety. Because she’s all he’s got.

The Rise Of The Magicks - Chronicles Of The One: Book 3 (Hardcover): Nora Roberts The Rise Of The Magicks - Chronicles Of The One: Book 3 (Hardcover)
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R782 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R162 (21%) In stock
The Grace Year (Paperback): Kim Liggett The Grace Year (Paperback)
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R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Tierney James lives in an isolated village where girls are banished at sixteen to the northern forest to brave the wilderness - and each other - for a year. They must rid themselves of their dangerous magic before returning purified and ready to marry - if they're lucky.

It is forbidden to speak of the grace year, but even so every girl knows that the coming year will change them - if they survive it...

The Grace Year is The Handmaid's Tale meets Lord of the Flies - a page-turning feminist dystopia about a young woman trapped in an oppressive society, fighting to take control of her own life.

Cold Storage (Hardcover): David Koepp Cold Storage (Hardcover)
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R415 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R108 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Gruesome, terrifying, pulse-pounding, and also pretty goddamn funny in places. You need to get on this right away.' Stephen King 'Jurrassic Park screenwriter Koepp's jaunty debut ... it's Michael Crichton with laughs'Financial Times When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. And only Diaz knows how to stop it. He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards - one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again . . . before it's too late. Praise for Cold Storage: 'When the real apocalypse arrives, may it be even half as funny as this' Linwood Barclay 'Pure, unadulterated entertainment' New York Times 'A gripping, fast-paced outbreak thriller' Sci-Fi Now 'A chilling first novel [with] cinematic flair . . . it's scary, and a great deal of fun'Daily Mail 'A novel that reads like one of [Koepp's] movies: occasionally frightening, often humorous and always fast-paced' Mail on Sunday 'The book's strengths include the Stephen King-like way humour is interwoven with horror and Koepp's enthralling conjuring of the fungus, which becomes as vivid as its human co-leads' Sunday Times Culture

Mortal Engines (Ian McQue boxset x4) (Paperback): Philip Reeve Mortal Engines (Ian McQue boxset x4) (Paperback)
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R1,019 R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Save R316 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged in a boxset with fantastic and eye-catching covers featuring new artwork.

Nightflyers and Other Stories (Paperback, ePub edition): George R. R. Martin Nightflyers and Other Stories (Paperback, ePub edition)
George R. R. Martin
R335 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R108 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An epic collection of science fiction tales around space exploration and cosmic horror by the #1 bestselling author of A Game of Thrones - with the titular story, Nightflyers, coming to Netflix in 2018. On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race. But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery - and most dangerous threat - is an unexpected force aboard the ship wielding a thirst for blood and terror... Also included are five additional classic George R.R. Martin tales of science fiction that explore the breadth of technology and the dark corners of the human mind.

Steel Frame (Paperback): Andrew Skinner Steel Frame (Paperback)
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R286 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R92 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Epic tale of giant-robot battles, built around a personal story of redemption and healing. FLY HARD Rook is a jockey, a soldier trained and modified to fly `shells,' huge robots that fight for the outer regions of settled space. When her shell is destroyed and her squad killed, Rook is imprisoned, left stranded, scarred and broken. Hollow and helpless without her steel frame, she's ready to call it quits. When her cohort of prisoners are sold into indenture to NorCol, a vast frontier corporation, Rook's given another shell - a near-decrepit Juno, as broken as she is and decades older - and sent to a rusting bucket of a ship on the end of known space to patrol something called "the Eye," a strange, unnerving permanent storm in space. But they're not alone.

The Outcast Hours (Paperback): Mahvesh Murad, Jared Shurin The Outcast Hours (Paperback)
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R350 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R113 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Diverse new anthology from the acclaimed editors of The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories We live our lives in the daylight. Our stories take place under the sun: bright, clear, unafraid. This is not a book of those stories. These are the stories of people who live at night; under neon and starlight, and never the light of day. These are the stories of poets and police; writers and waiters; gamers and goddesses; tourists and traders; the hidden and the forbidden; the lonely and the lovers. These are their lives. These are their stories. And this is their time: The Outcast Hours. Including stories by Amira Salah-Ahmed, Cecilia Ekback, Celeste Baker, China Mieville, Daniel Polansky, Frances Hardinge, Indrapramit Das, Jeffrey Alan Love, Jesse Bullington, Karen Onojaife, Kuzhali Manickavel, Sam Beckbessinger, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Lavie Tidhar, Leah Moore, Maha Khan Phillips, Marina Warner, M. Suddain and Omar Robert Hamilton.

Nightflyers (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): George R. R. Martin Nightflyers (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
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R527 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R195 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Alien meets Psycho in this chilling mystery set on a spaceship, soon to be an original series on Netflix, by the #1 best-selling author of A Song of Ice and Fire George R.R. Martin. Brought to electrifying life with artwork by David Palumbo. On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race. But the real enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery - and most dangerous threat - is an unexpected force aboard the ship wielding a thirst for blood and terror... Dark and beautiful art by David Palumbo brings the words of George R.R. Martin to life in a story of horror, murder and outer space that you do not want to miss.

New Suns - Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (Paperback): Nisi Shawl New Suns - Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (Paperback)
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R280 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R91 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Anthology of contemporary stories by emerging and seasoned writers of many races "There's nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns," proclaimed Octavia E. Butler. New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights, powerful visions of the familiar made strange. Between this book's covers burn tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their indefinable overlappings. These are authors aware of our many possible pasts and futures, authors freed of stereotypes and cliched expectations, ready to dazzle you with their daring genius Unexploited brilliance shines forth from every page. Includes stories by Kathleen Alcala, Minsoo Kang, Anil Menon, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Alex Jennings, Alberto Yanez, Steven Barnes, Jaymee Goh, Karin Lowachee, E. Lily Yu, Andrea Hairston, Tobias Buckell, Hiromi Goto, Rebecca Roanhorse, Indrapramit Das, Chinelo Onwualu and Darcie Little Badger.

The Stranger Game (Paperback): Peter Gadol The Stranger Game (Paperback)
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R280 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R73 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Intriguing, enigmatic literary thriller' The Financial Times 'A unique premise, chillingly written and evocative' Woman's Own 'An enigmatic novel . . . a metaphysical thriller' Edmund White 'Like the best of Highsmith and Hitchcock rolled into one' Marisa Silver Are you ready to play? Rebecca's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ezra, has gone missing, but when she notifies the police, they seem surprisingly unconcerned. They suspect he has been playing the 'stranger game,' a viral hit in which players start following others in real life, as they might otherwise do on social media. But as the game spreads, the rules begin to change, and disappearances are reported across the country. Curious about this popular new obsession, and hoping that she might track down Ezra, Rebecca tries the game for herself. She also meets Carey, who is willing to take the game further than she imagined possible. In playing the stranger game, what leads Rebecca closer to finding Ezra will take her further and further from the life she once lived . . . A compulsive, inventive thriller for fans of The Girl Before, Little Deaths and The Book of Mirrors

Semiosis - A Novel of First Contact (Paperback): Sue Burke Semiosis - A Novel of First Contact (Paperback)
Sue Burke
R306 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R82 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Up there with the best of Le Guin in terms of beautiful, engrossing, brilliantly imagined sci-fi' VULTURE 'SEMIOSIS combines the world-building of Avatar with the alien wonder of Arrival, and the sheer humanity of Atwood. An essential work for our time' STEPHEN BAXTER NOMINATED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD Escaping conflict on Earth, an idealistic group of settlers arrive on a distant planet - Pax - with plans for a perfect society. The world they discover is rich with life, but this is not the Eden they were hoping for. The plants on Pax are smart - smart enough to domesticate, and even slaughter, its many extraordinary animals. To survive, the colonists realize that they must strike bargains of their own. But if they are to make Pax their home, they must go further, searching for a way to communicate and coexist with these utterly alien intelligences.

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