Pile by the Bed reviews Frontier by Grace Curtis – a post-apocalyptic debut that spares none of the wild west tropes but manages to subvert most of them.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Stars Undying by Emery Robin epic space opera based on the story of Cleopatra
Pile by the Bed reviews Cold People by Tom Rob Smith, the thriller writer’s not entirely successful post-apocalyptic exploration of humanity set in Antarctica.
Pile by the Bed reviews Flight from the Ages and other stories by Derek Kunsken, a series of short stories mainly set in Kumsken’s ever expanding universe of his already connected Qauntuim Evolution and Venus Ascendant series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Expect Me Tomorrow by Christopher Priest which uses a true story from the nineteenth century as the springboard for an exploration of climate change.
Pile by the Bed reviews Ymir by Rich Larson a dark, intense and gritty science fiction debut with cyberpunk stylings set on an icy mining planet. Recommended
Pile By the Bed’s Top 5 reads for 2022 include The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers, Hovering by Rhett David, Devil House by John Darnielle, The Colony by Audry Magee and Maror by Lavie Tidhar
Pile by the Bed’s Top 5 Science Fiction books for 2022 includes The Mountain in the Sea, Poster Girl, Under Fortunate Stars, Neom and The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. Plus 5 Honourable Mentions
Pile by the Bed reviews Okay Then That’s Great by Susannah Wise, a comedic, sometimes surreal ghost story dealing with grief and the vicissitudes of modern life.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Neom by Lavie Tidhar a return to the world of his breakthrough science fiction novel Central Station.
Pile by the Bed reviews Celestial by MD Lachlan and finds it a confusing collection of alternate history, mythology and science fiction.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Hero by Linden A Lewis and finds it a page-turning and philosophical finale to their First Sister space opera trilogy
Pile by the Bed reviews The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler a science fiction debut dealing with a form of terrestrial first contact and issues fo artificial intelligence. Recommended
Pile by the Bed reviews This All Come Back Now, an anthology of 22 short speculative fiction stories by Australian First Nations authors edited by Mykaela Saunders
Pile by the Bed reviews Pslams for the End of the World by Cole Haddon a dizzying, multifaceted science fiction debut that explores what it means to be human.
Pile by the Bed reviews Lost on Time by AG Riddle a fast paced time travel thriller with dinosaurs.
Pile by the Bed reviews Poster Girl by Veronic Roth, an exploration of what happens after the fall of a repressive regime and a woman coming to terms with her past.
Pile by the Bed reviews Drunk on All Your Strange New Worlds by Eddie Robson, a crime novel set in a post-alien contact future New York.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara an ambitious and skilful debut novel that charts the rise of a computer mogul from humble beginnings in the coconut industry through to a dystopian future,
Pile by the Bed reviews Ion Curtain by Anya Ow – enjoyable first entry in a new Australian space opera series.