Call­ing all book lovers!

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Rated / Promotion -

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!

Next Is­sue

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.

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