Calling all book lovers!
Do you spend your life with a book in your hand? Do you have opinions you want to share about everything you read? Then the SFX Book Club is the place for you. Every month, we ask a top author to look back at a classic of science fiction or fantasy literature, and give their take on what makes it a great of the genre.
Since Book Club launched over 100 issues ago, writers like Stephen Baxter, Lauren Beukes, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Ken MacLeod, Paul McAuley, Juliet E McKenna, Mira Grant, Sarah Pinborough and Lavie Tidhar have talked about a vast range of novels. Books like The Princess Bride by William Goldman,
Carrie by Stephen
King, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams, 2001
by Arthur C Clarke, The
Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Brave New World by Aldous
Huxley, Dune by Frank Herbert, Gulliver’s Travels
by Jonathan Swift, A
Game Of Thrones by George RR Martin, Planet
Of The Apes by Pierre Boulle, Mythago Wood
by Robert Holdstock, On
Stranger Tides by Tim
Powers, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick... We could go on.
We’ll always give you a heads up about the next Book Club in SFX, so you have a chance to pick up a copy and read it before our expert passes their verdict. Get reading now!
Gareth L Powell, author of Ack- Ack Macaque and The Recollection, gives his take on Larry Niven’s 1979 novel The Ringworld Engineers. If you’ve not read it before ( or you’ve been planning on re- reading it), this is your chance to see what a top novelist thinks of a genre classic.