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 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 The Curator by Owen King a historical urban fantasy exploring the aftermath of a popular revolt set in an alternate Europe
Pile by the Bed reviews City of Dreams by Don Winslow, historical organised crime follow up to City on Fire, moving the bulk of the action to Los Angeles.
Pile by the Bed reviews Jennifer Saint’s third retelling of Greek Mythology – Atalanta, adopted daughter of Artemis and member of the crew of the Argo.
Pile by the Bed finds Dennis Lehane back in the familiar territory of South Boston in the 1970s in his excoriating new book Small Mercies. Recommended
Pile by the Bed reviews A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon an epic standalone fantasy set five hundred years before the events of The Priory of the Orange Tree.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Dream Builders by Oindrila Mukherjee a critical but compassionate exploration of the complexities of modern India
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 Antimatter Blues by Edward Ashton – science fiction action featuring cloned ‘expendable’ Mickey Barnes from 2022’s Mickey 7.
Pile by the Bed reviews I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai a novel which uses the creation of a true crime podcast to explore their popularity and their impact but also a range of other issues. Recommended
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 The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty a Middle Eastern inspired, magic infused pirate tale in the tradition of Sinbad
Pile byt the Bed reviews The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes a debut thriller with an enreliable heroine uncovering dark secrets about her past.
Pile by the Bed reviews Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo – dark urban fantasy follow up to 2019’s Yale-set Ninth House.
Pile by the Bed reviews Don’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor – American Southern noir crime fiction centring on an Arkansas high school football team.
Pile by the Bed reviews My Darkest Prayer a rerelease of the debut novel by American noir author SA Cosby