October 2014 Carabas’ New Book Recommends

As Christmas approaches publishers roll out their big (plasma / rail / laser / insert choice of fantasy equivalent) guns and, like September we’re spoiled for choice! Big names, big books and big ideas: all really top titles for the season so, to make sure you don’t miss out on anything, you’ll have to read through to discover our personal TOP PICK.

But go forth with the Christmas spirit and buy for a friend – then read and keep it for yourself! Humbug to the lot of you!

😉 – Tim

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Pub Month
Title
Author
ISBN
Fmt
RRP
Pub.
Series
Vol.
Oct - Mime Order
The Mime Order
Samantha Shannon
9781408857397
HB
12.99
Bloomsbury
Paige Mahone
2
<NOTE: Now delayed until Jan 15> In this sequel to the bestselling Bone Season an escaped Paige Mahoney is the most wanted person in a strange London of Mime-Lords and Queens and a fragmenting clairvoyant community… [MORE]
Oct - The Sleeper & the Spindle
The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell
9781408859643
HB
10.99
Bloomsbury
A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish. [MORE]
Oct - Prince Lestat
Prince Lestat
Anne Rice
9780701189426
HB
18.99
Chatto
The Vampire Chronicles
11
The vampire world is in crisis – Will the dazzling hero-wanderer, the dangerous rebel-outlaw Lestat heed the call to unite the Children of Darkness as they face a new twilight? [MORE]
Oct - Slow Regard of Silent Things
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Patrick Rothfuss
9781473209329
HB
12.99
Gollancz
The Kingkiller Chronicle
3
CARABAS’ PICK OF THE MONTH!
This is a stunning new novella in the Kingkiller universe, and a genuine must-read for fans, showing us a little of the world from the perspective of Auri, one of its best-loved characters. [MORE]
Oct - Proxima
Proxima
Stephen Baxter
9780575116856
PB
8.99
Gollancz
‘Proxima’
1
An awe-inspiring Planetary Romance from Terry Pratchett’s co-author on the Long Earth Books. PROXIMA tells the amazing tale of how we colonise a harsh new eden, and the secret we find there that will change our role in the Universe for ever. [MORE]
Oct - Clariel
Clariel
Garth Nix
9781471403842
HB
14.99
Hot Key
The Old Kingdom Series
Pre
The highly anticipated and long-awaited prequel to Garth Nix’s astonishingly successful OLD KINGDOM series [MORE]
Oct - Ancillary Sword
Ancillary Sword
Ann Leckie
9780356502410
PB
8.99
Orbit
‘The Ancillary Series’
2
The hotly anticipated sequel to the science fiction debut that everybody’s talking about. Breq – the soldier who used to be a spaceship – is serving the emperor she swore to destroy. She’s been given her own warship, her own crew and ordered to the only place in the galaxy she would have agreed to go: to Athoek Station, to protect the family of the lieutenant she murdered in cold blood… [MORE]
Oct - Abyss beyond Dreams
The Abyss beyond Dreams
Peter F Hamilton
9780230769465
HB
20
Pan Mac
The Chronicle of the Fallers
1
TO SAVE THEIR CIVILISATION HE MUST DESTROY IT . . . When images of a lost civilization are ‘dreamed’ by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void – a mysterious area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities. With it being the greatest threat to the known universe, Nigel is committed to finding out what really lies within the Void and if there’s any truth to the visions they’ve received… [MORE]
Oct - The Walking Dead Descent
Descent
Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
9781447275749
PB
7.99
Tor
The Walking Dead (parallel tie-in series)
1
The beginning of a new series set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s hugely successful THE WALKING DEAD. [MORE]
Oct - City of Stairs
The City of Stairs
Robert Jackson Bennett
9781848667969
HB
20
Jo Fletcher
You’ve got to be careful when you’re chasing a murderer through Bulikov, for the world is not as it should be in that city. When the gods were destroyed and all worship of them banned by the Polis, reality folded; now stairs lead to nowhere, alleyways have become portals to the past, and criminals disappear into thin air… [MORE]
Oct - A Man Lies Dreaming
A Man Lies Dreaming
Lavie Tidhar
9781444762938
PB
13.99
Hodderscape
The next novel from Lavie Tidhar, the award-winning author of THE VIOLENT CENTURY. Deep in the heart of history’s most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. Before the war Shomer was a pulp fiction author. Now, to escape the brutal reality of life in Auschwitz, he spends his nights imagining another world – a world where a disgraced former dictator now known only as Wolf ekes out a miserable existence as a low-rent PI in London’s grimiest streets… [MORE]
Oct - Timebomb
Timebomb
Scott K Andrews
9781444752069
PB
13.99
Hodderscape
A hundred thousand years of history. Three teenagers. One war. TIMEBOMB is the first in a staggering new time travel trilogy. Thrust into the centre of a war that spans millennia, Dora, Kaz and Jana must learn to harness powers they barely understand to escape not only villainous Lord Sweetclover but the forces of a fanatical army . . . all the while staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman known only as Quil. [MORE]