Pile by the Bed reviews Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister a crime novel with a time travel twist as a mother drifts back in time, reliving key moments in her life to try and discover why her son might have committed a crime.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Memory Librarian and other stories from Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae, a series of co-authored connected short stories set in her ‘dirty computer’ universe.
Pile by the Bed reviews Under Fortunate Stars by Ren Hutchings, a science fiction debut that uses time travel and space opera tropes to great effect. Recommended
Pile by the Bed reviews Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji a debut science fiction novel putting a new spin on the generation ship narrative.
Pile by the Bed reviews Momenticon by Andrew Caldecott, the first book in a wild, weird and fun post-apocalyptic duology
Pile by the Bed reviews Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, a literary science fiction tale that is part auto-fiction but also wraps in characters and siutations from her last two books.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Candy House, Jennifer Egan’s companion novel to her Pulitzer Prize winner A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Pile by the Bed reviews The LAst Adventure of Constance Verity by A Lee Martinez the first in a trilogy of tongue-in-cheek fantasy/ science fiction adventure stories currently being made into a film with Awkwafina in the lead role.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Flight of the Aphrodite by SJ Morden a gritty space survival tale in which a slowly disintegrating sceintific expedition make huge discoveries around Jupiter,
Pile by the Bed reviews Metronome a by Tom Watson a claustrophobic, dystopian scenario with echoes of Waiting for Godot.
Pile by the Bed reviews Plutoshine by Lucy Kissick debut science fiction revolving around an ambitious terraforming project on Pluto.
Pile by the Bed reviews The School for Good Mothers a debut by Jessamine Chan a slightly dystopian commentary on standarda of parenting and the child protection system.
Pile by the Bed reviews Until the Last of Me by Sylvain Neuvel, second in his shadow history meets science fiction Take Them to the Stars trilogy
Pile by the Bed reviews The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi, a fun riff on monster movies from Godzilla to Pacific Rim and beyond.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Hovering by Rhett Davis – a worthy winner of the Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Award
Pile by the Bed reviews Stars and Bones, the start of a new space opera series by Gareth L Powell (The Continuance #1)
Pile by the Bed reviews Bluebird by Ciel Perlot a debut space opera which lives up to its tagline: Lesbian gunslingers fight spies in space – with great assurance.
Pile by the Bed reviews Anthem by Noah Hawley, an angry dystopia that takes aim at global ills and particularly the irony embedded in modern America’s view of itself.
Pile by the Bed reviews Burntcoat by Sarah Hall – a pandemic love story that also charts the life of its artist protagonist.
Pile by the Bed reviews Azura Ghost by Essa Hansen, (The Graven #2) the action packed space opera sequel to Nophek Gloss