Pile by the Bed reviews The Past is Red by Catherynne M Valente a post-apocalyptic tale that takes direct aim at our consumerist society.
Pile by the Bed reviews Inhibitor Phase by Alastair Reynold’s – a long awaiting return to his Revelation Space universe.
Pile by the Bed reviews In Harm’s Way by Anthony Mosawi – a genre mash thriller involving spies, terrorist threats and an agent with supernatural powers of precognition.
Pile by the Bed reviews Rabbits by Terry Miles, based on his podcast, about a game that can change reality and its obsessive players.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley – in which she brings her steampunk sensibility with a little time travel mixed in to an alternate history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Pile by the Bed reviews Immunity Index by Sue Burke – a day after tomorrow pandemic thriller with clones
Pile by the Bed reviews Notes from the Burning Age in which speculative fiction author Claire North delivers a spy and war story in the context of a reconstructed, post environmental apocalypse world.
Pile by the Bed reviews This Fragile Earth by Susannah Wise, a journey through the start of a global apocalypse through the eyes of a mother and her young son living in London.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Stranding by Kate Sawyer, a debut that follows a couple making a life for themselves in a post-apocalyptic New Zealand.
Pile by the Bed reviews Scorpion by Christian Cantrell – a technothriller with a decidedly science fiction twist.
Pile by the Bed reviews Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon – a type of hero’s origin story which grapples with the power to confront a turbulent and violent history.
Pile by the Bed reviews Girl One by Sarah Flannery Murphy a high concept speculative thriller that is clever, thought provoking and engaging.
Pile by the Bed reviews Artifact Space by Miles Cameron – the first of a space opera meets military/ mercantile science fiction series full of engaging characters and anchored by an intriguing mystery.
Pile by the Bed reviews The 22 Murders of Madison May as science fiction thriller involving the pursuit of a killer across multiple realities by Australian author Max Barry
Pile by the Bed reviews The Colours of Death the debut novel by Patricia Marques that effectively mixes in a speculative alternative Lisbon and a crime procedural.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Chaos Gate the final book in Megan O’Keefe’s space opera Protectorate series.
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