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Pile by the Bed reviews Enlightenment by Sarah Perry, set in Essex over three time periods - a heady mix of ideas, mystery and character.

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Pile By the Bed reviews Escape Velocity by Victor Manibo a crime novel set on a luxury space station that has class politics firmly on its mind.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Wings Upon Her Back by Samantha Mills, debut science fiction that explores issues around toxic relationships in a unique world

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Pile by the Bed reviews Kaliane Bradley's debut speculative fiction novel The Ministry of Time - part time travel tale, part bureaucratic satire, part historical exploration, part romcom and part thriller.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Tomorrow's Children by Daniel Polansky a chaotic romp set in a post-apocalyptic New York that wears its many influences on its sleeve.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Calypso by Oliver K Langmead a generation ship novel that deals with its complex ethical and moral issues through epic verse.

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Pile y the Bed reviews What I Would Do To You by Georgia Harper a speculative fiction debut that imagines a future Australia in which the death penalty has been brought back.

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Pile by the Bed reviews When Among Crows by Veronica Roth a standalong urban fantasy novella that brings the mythology of Poland to present day Chicago.

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Pile by the Bed reviews River Mumma by Zalika Reid-Benta a coming-of-age urban fantasy set in Toronto but drawing on Jamaican cosmology.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Someone You Can Build a Nest in by John Wiswell a tractured fairy tale told from the perspective of the monster that explores what it means to be human.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo, a stand alone fantasy set in 16th Century Spain that draws on her familiy history.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Siege of Burning Grass by Premee Mohamed a fantasy set in the middle of an ongoing war that explores themes of war and resistance.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez an award winning modern fantasy with a unique cosmology engagingly told.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Prey by Ysra Sigurdardottir a horror story set in the icy far north of Iceland.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Crooked Seeds by Karen Jennings a book centred around a seemingly irredeembaly self centred characted that explores the legacy of apartheid - 'tough to handle emotionally but also powerfully resonant'

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Pile by the Bed reviews All Us Sinners by Katy Massey dark hsitorical crime fiction set on the streets of Leeds in 1977, during the time of the Yorkshire Ripper.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Ocean's Godori by Elaine U Cho - fast pasced and fun Korean inspired space opera.

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Pile by the Bred reviews The Curse of Pietro Houdini by Derek B Miller effecitve and evocative historical fiction which takes readers to an Italian Monastery in World War 2 and an audacious art heist

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Pile by the Bed reviews Bone Lands by Pip Fioretti, debut Australian historical rural crime fiction set in the outback sheep country in 1911.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Silver Bone by Andrey Kurkov historical crime fiction with a hint of magical realism set in the chaos of Kyiv in 1919.

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Crooked Seeds by Karen Jennings
Literature , Review / 06/05/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Crooked Seeds by Karen Jennings a book centred around a seemingly irredeembaly self centred characted that explores the legacy of apartheid - 'tough to handle emotionally but also powerfully resonant'