Pile by the Bed reviews Widowland by CJ Carey a thriller set in an alternative 1950s in which Germany rules Britain and women are second class citizens.
Pile by the Bed reviews Day Zero by C Robert Cargill – a prequel to his robopocalypse novel Sea of Rust.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine (Texicalaan #2) – a worthy sequel to her 2020 Hugo Award Winning debut A Memory Called Empire.
Pile by the Bed finds Andy Weir back in his comfort zone with Project Hail Mary which finds a lone quippy expert having to save the Earth through science.
Pile by the Bed reviews the new environmentally conscious thriller Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer
Pile by the Bed goes to Venus to review The House of Styx, the first book of Venus Ascendant, a new science fiction series by Derek Kunsken
Pile by the Bed reviews A History of What Comes Next, the first in a new series by Sylvain Neuvel which imagines an alien influence behind the space race.
Pile by the Bed reviews Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, a story about what it means to be human that is thematically consistent with his broader body of work.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Fall of Koli – the final ominously named book in MR Carey’s post-apocalyptic Ramparts Trilogy and finds that the long journey was worth the effort
Pile by the Bed reviews Robot Artists and Black Swans a series of Italian Fantascienza short stories by Bruce Sterling written under his European pseudonym Bruno Argento.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Future is Yours by Dan Frey – a time travel driven page-turning takedown of the tech industry
Pile by the Bed reviews The Galaxy, And The Ground Within – the fourth and possibly final book in Becky Chambers’ humanistic science fiction Wayfarer’s series
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Good Man by Thomas McMullen a post-apocalyptic dystopia that considers the power of crowd-sourced justice.
Pile by the Bed reviews Gallowglass by Simon Morden, a space survival story set in a climate-change affected future.
Pile by the Bed reviews another post-apocalyptic tale – Radio Life by political scientist and crime author Derek B Miller.
Pile by the Bed review’s The Arrest by American stylist Jonathan Lethem a post-apocalyptic novel that also takes on the post-apocalyptic genre .
Pile By the Bed’s top 5 science fiction books for 2020 and 5 honourable mentions (so actually a top 10).
Pile by bthe Bed reviews From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back – forty short stories celebrating the 40th anniversary of arguably the best of the Star Wars films.
Pile by the Bed reviews Nophek Gloss (Graven #1), the debut space opera by Essae Hansen featuring a super soldier and a found family of misfits.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Worst of All Possible Worlds, the last book in Alex White’s propulsive Salvagers trilogy.