Pile by the Bed reviews The Quantum War, the third of four books planned in Derek Künsken’s heist-fuelled science fiction Quantum Evolution series.
Pile by the Bed’s top five science fiction novels for 2021 with five honourable mentions.
Pile by the Bed reviews Noor by Nnedi Okorafor – a stand alone cyberpunk, Africanfuturist roadtrip with a resilient heroine at its core.
Pile by the Bed reviews Leviathan Falls by James SA Corey – the ninth and final book in The Expanse series. Recommended.
Pile by the Bed reviews Cosmogramma by Courttia Newland a book of short stories casting a new slant on familiar speculative fiction tropes.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Second Rebel, second book in Linden Lewis’ space opera First Sister trilogy which ups the stakes and develops to some great cliffhangers
Pile by the Bed reviews Far From the Light of Heaven in which Tade Thompson brings his unique style to a spaceship-based locked room mystery.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Apollo Murders an alternate history techno-thriller debut by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Pile by the Bed reviews Five Minds a debut high concept crime novel by Guy Morpuss
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.