Light M John Harrison, 2002
In the words of Iain M Banks in his Guardian review, Light is “a novel of full- spectrum literary dominance”. To which we’d add that 1960s new wave veteran M John Harrison’s book is the best sci- fi novel of SFX’s lifetime, an unsettling tale where the sheer strangeness of the Kefahuchi Tract, “a singularity without an event horizon”, constantly looms and you find yourself empathising with a physicist, Michael Kearney, who’s also a serial killer.
There’s still one more Discworld book to come.
This man has also edited SFX!