THE CITY & THE CITY by China Mieville
The author of masterworks such as Perdito Street Station, Un Lun Dun and other fine examples of the fantastic is back with a gritty crime noir thriller that has a distinctly Mieville weird quality to it. Something of a departure for China, but a book that his fans will adore. A powerful and memorable take on the crime genre, with a subtle underlying current of fantasy.
GREEN by Jay Lake
Green is proving to be a hit with lovers of modern science fiction and fantasy. Jay lake, known for Steampunk fiction, here takes a jump into full-on fantasy with a tale of a young woman caught in a power struggle between immortals. With lush prose and an engaging heroine, Green looks set to be one of this year's most popular new titles.
TORCHWOOD: INTO THE SILENCE by Sarah Pinborough
A particularly strong tie-in novel based on the BBC science fiction series. If you’re still in shock from the events of the Children of Earth miniseries, then this novel will calm you with a slightly more humourous take on the Torchwood characters. A metallic monster is on the loose, and to combat it... Ianto joins a choir. Eh? Read it and find out more!
THE GATHERING STORM by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
The big one coming later this year (November), is the twelfth book in the legendary Wheel of Time series, Robert Jordan's masterpiece of high fantasy. Following Jordan's death, the conclusion of the series has fallen into the hands of Brandon Sanderson, who, using Jordan's original notes and material, is creating a trilogy of books that will bring the massively popular series to a close. This is the first book in that trilogy, and fantasy fans everywhere are craving it.