DON'T PANIC: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction series.
This one volume paperback edition comes complete with an unhelpful introduction from the author, a bonus short story, Young Zaphod Plays It Safe, and a special undeleted scene . . .
The classic bestseller behind this year's biggest movie, this film tie-in edition features the complete story of Bilbo Baggins' adventures in Middle-earth, with a striking cover image from Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and drawings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his..
The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure.
A timeless classic.
Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services – as a burglar – on a dangerous expedition to raid..
Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages, The Hobbit has been translated into Latin for the first time since its publication 75 years ago. In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus. ('In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.') The Hobbit is one of the world's most popular classic stories, appealing to adults as much as to the children for whom J.R.R. Tolkien first wrote ..
IT'S THE NIGHT BEFORE HOGSWATCH. AND IT'S TOO QUIET. Where is the big jolly fat man? Why is Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho? The darkest night of the year is getting a lot darker...Susan the gothic governess has got to sort it out by morning, otherwise there won't be a morning. Ever again...The 20th Discworld novel is a festive feast of darkness and Death (but with jolly ..
'A bold new talent' Matt Haig
'The most unique love story I've read in years' Rowan Coleman
A few years from now, not too far in the future, two people meet.
It is a classic story of boy meets girl.
Except that it's not.
When we find them, they have an hour and a half left.
Unless they can save themselves, they won't survive.
The clock is ticking.
THE HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE is set in Toy City. The Old Rich, who have made their millions from the royalties on their world-famous nursery rhymes, are being slaughtered. One by One. Horribly.
A psychopath is on the loose. He must be stopped at all costs.
It's a job for Towtown's only detective.
This is a wonderfully funny book from the irreverent, hila..
Rachel Morgan is back and there are more sexy bounty-hunting witches, cunning demons and vicious vampires than ever before.
WHERE DEMONS DARE is the sixth instalment of Kim Harrison’s New York Times bestselling series
To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her.
As Rachel s..
George Simling has grown up in the city-state of Illyria, an enclave of logic and reason founded as a refuge from the Reaction, a wave of religious fundamentalism that swept away the nations of the twenty-first century. Yet to George, Illyria's militant rationalism is as stifling as the faith-based superstition that dominates the world outside its walls. For George has fallen in love with Lucy. ..
The Hope is five miles long, one mile high. A ship launched on a voyage to a new utopia, a philanthropist's dream. But there has been no landfall and the ship's purpose has been forgotten, and between decks life is decaying into a phantasmogoric nightmare as the passengers descend into madness or simply revert to instinct.
THE HOPE was reviewed ecstatically everywhere, from the TLS, Spectator..
Creand o lume cu copaci carnivori si insecte gigantice, Hothouse e un roman-reper al crizei mediului inconjurator, scris de 'nasul science-fiction-ului britanic' (Sunday Times). Cu o introducere de Neil Gaiman. Colectia Penguin Modern Classics ..
Battle-hardened soldiers, a village with secrets and the lost souls of a timeless house collide in this stunning historical ghost story from the acclaimed authors of THE CITY OF SILK AND STEEL.
In the year 1740, with the whole of Europe balanced on the brink of war, a company of Austrian soldiers is sent to the village of Narutsin to defend the border with Prussia. But what should be a routin..
"Presented with extraordinary lucidity, cogency and panache...Powerful and gripping...To have read [the book] is to have consulted a first draft of the structural plan of the human psyche...a glittering tour de force" - Spectator "Why do memories fade? Why do we lose our tempers? Why do fools fall in love? Pinker's objective in this erudite account is to explore the nature and history of the hum..
With only TAMMY - a slightly tearful computer with self-esteem issues - a software boss called Phil - Microsoft Middle Manager 3.0 - and an imaginary dog called Ed for company, fixing time machines is a lonely business and Charles Yu is stuck in a rut. He's spent the better part of a decade navel-gazing, spying on 39 different versions of himself in alternate universes (and discovered that 35 of..
The life-affirming new novel from the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and The Humans
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
‘I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.’
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-ol..
Odata a fost marea padure Lythe, un vast si impenetrabil desis verde. Si aici, la inceput, locuia familia Fairfaz in conacul lor, vizitat chiar de vestita Gloriana. Dar de-a lungul secolelor padurea a fost distrusa, inlocuita cu Streets of trees. Si familia Fairfax s-a imputinat. Acum locuiesc in 'Arden' si abia daca mai pot fi numiti o familie. Dar Isobel Fairfax stie despre trecut. Are 16 ani ..
This title is first in the ground-breaking Hunger Games trilogy. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule - kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees ..
Katniss Everdeen a supravietuit, in pofida tuturor capcanelor, impreuna cu Peeta Mellark. Katniss ar trebui sa se simta usurata, dar sunt niste zvonuri despre o rebeliune impotriva Capitolului pe care cele doua s-ar putea sa o fi starnit.
After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return to their district, hoping for a peaceful future. But their victory has caused rebellion to break out ...and the Capitol has decided that someone must pay. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless they can convince the world that they are still lost ..
This is the final book in the ground-breaking Hunger Games trilogy. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what' worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe ..
Un diplomat european aflat intr-o misiune cruciala in Mexic e injungheat de Ramon Espejo, cutitar si prospector minier. Acum Ramon fuge in adancurile Mexicului ca sa-si salveze viata. Stie locurile pentru ca pe aici cauta metale pretioase. Dar de data asta descopera altceva, ceva inspaimantator. Sau mai degraba el e descoperit de acel ceva si folosit in felul in care oamenii sunt folositi de spe..
A Sunday Times bestselling Culture novel from the UK's leading SF writer
The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, the End Days for the Gzilt civilisation.
An ancient people, organised on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten thousand years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only..
The second volume in a fast-paced fantasy saga, featuring a cast of dynamic characters against a background of high intrigue and political drama. It's been eight long years since Marla Wolfblade buried her husband and claimed royal power - and its responsibilities - for herself. Now she must teach her son, Damin, the skills he needs to survive as warring factions at Court manoeuvre for power..
The SF classic that inspired the blockbuster vampire movie starring Will Smith.
An acclaimed SF novel about vampires. The last man on earth is not alone ...
Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth ... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood.
By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead throu..
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy is a collection of three action-packed novellas by bestselling author Pittacus Lore.
Five's Legacy tells the story of Five's early years on Earth when he was just a young teen on the run, discovering his abilities and making the wrong kind of friends. Return to Paradise picks up in the aftermath of the Mog attack on Ohio, and follows Mark James a..
The Lost Files: The Legacies contains Six's Legacy, Nine's Legacy and The Fallen Legacies - three thrilling novellas from Pittacus Lore's Lorien Legacies series all together for the first time in one volume. The first book in his Lorien Legacies series, I Am Number Four, is now a major Disney motion picture, and along with The Power of Six, The Rise of Nine and The Legacies novellas, perfect for..
Charles Dicken's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, with added festive zombie gore, lives again in paperback.
Award nominated SF author Adam Roberts takes on Dickens in this festive zombie gorefest.
Marley was dead. To begin with.
The legendary Ebenezeer Scrooge sits in his house counting money. The boards that he has nailed up over the doors and the windows shudder and shake under the blows from the e..
A man with no eyes. No eyes at all. Two tunnels in his head . . .
Somewhere - some time - there's a tangled ball of evil and spite, of hatred and malice, that has woken up. And it's waking up all the old stories too - stories about evil old witches . . .
I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth Discworld title to feature witch Tiffany Aching and her tiny, fightin', boozin' pictsi..
Tiffany Aching is a witch alone. Well, that's how she feels. Everyone seems so, apart. People respect her, but also fear her. There are loads of secrets she can't share. And when the Baron dies, and Tiffany is framed for his murder, it's clearer than ever that she is, well . . . not liked. Now Tiffany must journey to Ankh-Morpork, to inform the Baron's heir, Roland, of his father's death. But on..
Cand tatal ei moare in lupta, Thirrin, tanara regina din Icemark trebuie sa tina piept celei mai teribile invazii cunoscute vreodata de micul ei regat. Thirrin are nevoie de aliati noi, dar poate avea ea incredere in fiul unei vrajitoare sau in Wolf-folk sau in uriasii Leoparzi de Zapada vorbitori, de dincolo de campiile inghetate?
Au trecut 20 de ani de cand micul regat Icemark a fost ultima oara amenintat. Acum invadatorul se intoarce - cu cei doi gemeni ai sai. Soarta regatului se afla in mainile reginei Thirrin, a lui Oskan Witchfather si a celor cinci copii ai lor. Dar pot ei avea incredere in fiica lor, intunecata Medea? Si ce e cu ciudata profetie despre o Lama de Foc? "Hill e grozav la scenele de lupta" (The Times)..
A compelling melding of ancient Greek mythology and space opera from one of SF's masters.
Taking the events and characters of the Iliad as his jumping- off point, Dan Simmons has created an epic of time travel and savage warfare. Travellers from 40,000 years in the future return to Homer's Greece and rewrite history forever, their technology impacting on the population in a godlike fashion.
For fans of Marie Lu and Rick Yancey, the New York Times bestselling blockbuster in the epic sci-fi series hailed by reviewers as "ambitious, heartbreaking, and out-of-this-world-awesome"--now with a new look!
“It certainly filled the Battlestar Galactica–shaped hole in my heart.” —Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of The Red Queen
Read the New York Times bestselling blockbuster that cr..
From the New York Times bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the second edge-of-your-seat installment in the trilogy that reviewers are calling "stylistically mesmerizing" and "out-of-this-world-awesome."
A New York Times Bestseller
Brace yourself for GEMINA—the highly anticipated sequel to the book critics called “out-of-this-world awesome”—featuring journal illustra..
From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mold and has been called "stylistically mesmerizing" and "out-of-this-world-awesome."
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump sta..
A classic collection of stories - all told on the skin of a man - from the author of Fahrenheit 451. If El Greco had painted miniatures in his prime, no bigger than your hand, infinitely detailed, with his sulphurous colour and exquisite human anatomy, perhaps he might have used this man's body for his art...Yet the Illustrated Man has tried to burn the illustrations off. He's tried sandpaper, a..
Ancillary Mercy is the thrilling final volume in Ann Leckie's space opera trilogy which began with the only novel to ever win all three of science fiction's biggest awards: the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke winner Ancillary Justice.
For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who s..
Margaret Atwood's fascinating account of her lifelong relationship with science and speculative fiction.
From her days as a child reader in the 1940s, through her time at Harvard, where she studied the Victorian ancestors of the form, and later as a writer and reviewer, Margaret Atwood has always been fascinated with science fiction.
Here she brings together three Ellmann lectures: 'Flying..
Lady Trent's discoveries in Akhia are the stuff of romantic legend, catapulting her from scholarly obscurity to worldwide fame. The details of her personal life during that time are hardly less private, having provided fodder for gossips in several countries. But, as is so often the case in the career of this illustrious woman, the public story is far from complete. In this, the fourth volume of h..
In the brilliant new hard SF novel from Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author Paul McAuley, a war between human and posthuman civilisations is about to erupt.
A novel of a savage future war, perfect for fans of Alastair Reynolds and Peter F. Hamilton.
Humanity's future rests on the shoulders of a Child from the past, and she must never know of the battles being fought for her ...
On the edges of the Empire, life is hard - and men must be harder. Gritty fantasy perfect for fans of Abercrombie's RED COUNTRY or Mark Lawrence's PRINCE OF THORNS.
In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it - from raiders, bandits and, most of all, the stre..
A fast-paced, romantic thriller with a twist, from the acclaimed author of ASH and ADAPTATION. David's fingers squeezed hers, and through the connection that opened between them when they touched, Reese felt his emotions echoing her own. They both had that jittery, butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling that said: You're about to do something that could either be a huge success or a crushin..
Darkness falls...Despair abounds...Evil reigns...Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now, Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiri..
In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a homeless man who glows like a living sun to her strange sight. However, this act of kindness is to engulf Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. Oree's p..
For two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free, and the Arameri's ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war. Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. Yet her duty as Arameri heir ..
‘Black Mirror is hands down the most relevant program of our time, if for no other reason than how often it can make you wonder if we’re all living in an episode of it.’ – New York Times
What becomes of humanity when it’s fed into the jaws of a hungry new digital machine? Discover the world of Black Mirror in this immersive, illustrated, oral history.
This first official book logs the enti..
A rollercoaster ride through the dark and turbulent universe of REVELATION SPACE: an interstellar thriller where nothing - and no one - is what they seem ...
Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a policeman of sorts, and one of the best. His force is Panoply, and his beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone. These da..
MIGHTY BATTLES! REVOLUTION! DEATH! WAR! (AND HIS SONS TERROR AND PANIC, AND DAUGHTER CLANCY)
The oldest and most inscrutable empire on the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise What I did on My Holidays. Workers are uniting, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes. Warlords are struggling for power. War (and Clancy) are spreading throughout the ancie..