Pile by the Bed reviews Rise and Shine by Patrick Allington – an idiosyncratic post-apocalyptic tale that prompts readers to think differently about their world.
Pile by the Bed reviews The End of October by Lawrence Wright – a fictionalised account of a deadly, highly contagious, global pandemic that hits close to home
Pile by the Bed reviews Goldilocks by Laura Lam, a philosophical, humanist science fiction thriller with a little bit of fairytale at its core.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Book of Koli (The Ramparts #1) the start of a new post-apocalyptic trilogy by MR Carey
Pile by the Bed reviews new military science fiction novel Providence by Max Barry.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley. Steampunk sequel to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street set in late 19th Century Japan.
Pile by the Bed reviews Repo Virtual by Australian author Corey J White an action packed stand-alone cyberpunk novel set in a near-future Korea.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Emperox (Interdependency #3) by John Scalzi – the latest volume in an enjoyable, sometimes pointed space opera series.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Animals in that Country by Laura Jean McKay, an idiosyncratic pandemic novel in which people affected gain the ability to understand animals.
Pile by the Bed reviews Fauna by Donna Mazza, a story of a motherhood, family and the commercialisation of fertility set in a near future Australia
Pile by the Bed reviews The Menace from Farside by Ian McDonald, a YA novella set in the same universe as his Luna trilogy
Pile by the Bed reviews Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole – military science fiction set on the moon.
Pile by the Deb reviews Dare to Think by Belle Currer, the first in a new dystopian crime fiction series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Agency by futurist William Gibson which imagines a slightly different present.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray, a high-concept post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller.
Pile by the Bed reviews Greenwood by Michael Christie – a compulsively readable, beautifully observed, deeply felt and rich multigenerational family saga
Pile by the Bed reviews Bone Silence, the third and for now final book in Alastair Reynolds’ Revenger series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Body Tourists by Jane Rogers – exploring the popular scifi trope of transferring consciousness.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Future of Another Timeline by Analee Newitz – a mind bending time travel tale with a social conscience
Pile by the Bed reviews QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling a satirical dystopia which takes on the information age and big data