Pile by the Bed reviews The Death I Gave Him by Em X Lui a science fiction, locked room retelling of Hamlet complete with AI, experimental drugs and surveillance.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin, the first book in a science fiction series set in a world in which all disputes are settled by one-on-one combat.
Pile by the Bed reviews Airside by Christopher Priest a novel that explores the starnge “null space” of airports through the eyes of a film critic.
Pile by the Bed reviews For the First Time, Again, the final book in Take Them to the Stars, Sylvain Neuvel’s science fiction series that reimagines the second half of the Twentieth Century and in particular the space race.
Pile by the bed reviews award winning environmental dystopian novel Pink Slime by Uruguayan author Fernanda Trías.
Pile by the Bed reviews Perilous Times by Thomas D Lee an ejoyable and satirical mashup of Arthurian legend and day-after-tomorrow dystopia.
Pile by the Bed reviews Hopeland by Ian McDonald a clifi novel that is also about the power of human connection.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Blighted Stars by Megan E O’Keefe, the dark, page turning first novel of a new space opera trilogy anchored around a pair of engaging leads.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Translation State by Ann Leckie, a stand alone novel set in her Ancillary universe.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Titanium Noir by Nick Harkway in which a classic noir detective deals with a world where the ultrawealthy have become literal titans thanks to an exlusive genetic treatement.
Pile by the Bed reviews Descendant Machine by Gareth L Powell, the second book in his Continuance series. A stand alone space adventure that exceeds the promise of the first volume of the series.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz – three connected short stories charting the development of an Earth-like planet and the battle of its inhabitants with the corporation which owns it.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Ferryman by Justin Cronin a standalone science fiction book that eventually answers all of the mindbending questions it poses through its premise.
Pile by the Bed reviews Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh – a space opera with some audacious twists that will probably appeal more to YA readers.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune a joyful, quasi-fairtale, science fictional reimagining and inversion of Pinocchio
Pile by the Bed reviews Thirsty Animals by Rachelle Atalla a day-after-tomorrow pre-apocalyptic clifi novel set in a drought affected Scotland
Pile by the Bed reviews Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling a cli-fi, day after tomorrow cautionary tale based in a scarily realistic future.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older a Holmesian-style crime story set on Jupiter.
Pile by the Bed reviews Infinity Gate by MR Carey the start of a new science fiction duology that explores a multiversal empire known as the Pandominion.
Pile by the Bed reviews Antimatter Blues by Edward Ashton – science fiction action featuring cloned ‘expendable’ Mickey Barnes from 2022’s Mickey 7.