Sci-Fi and Fantasy New and Recommended

Following on from our startling ‘Crime Fiction Section’ innovation of 2017, in a move critics are calling ‘a gamechanger’, we've introduced – in the year of our Lord 2020 – a little thing we like to call a ‘Sci-Fi and Fantasy Section’. Have a look at a selection of our favourites below, or come to Bury Place to marvel at our truly original bookselling methods in person.

The Three-Body Problem

Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

Nick Richardson writes:

Science fiction isn’t new to China, as Cixin Liu explains in Invisible Planets, an introduction to Chinese sci-fi by some of its most prominent authors, but good ...

Tales of Pirx the Pilot

Stanislaw Lem

From the publisher:

From ‘A giant of twentieth-century science fiction’ (Guardian), the adventures of Pirx, a hapless everyman in outer space ‘By now he fancied himself something of a ...

The Dispossessed

Ursula K. Le Guin

From the publisher:

Shevak, a brilliant scientist, wants to tear down the wall of hatred that has isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. So he journeys to the ...


Ted Chiang

From the publisher:

From an award-winning science fiction writer (whose short story ‘The Story of Your Life’ was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated movie Arrival), the long-awaited ...