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Greybeard

Brian Aldiss

Label Gollancz Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780575071131

Ecological disaster has left the English countryside a wasteland. Humanity faces extinction, unless Greybeard and his wife Martha are successful in their quest for the scarcest and most p...

War of the Worlds

H.G Wells

Label Gollancz Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781473218024

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's...'

The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

Label Gollancz Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781473217973

A Victorian scientist develops a time machine and travels to the year 802,171 AD. There he finds the meek, child-like Eloi who live in fear of the underground-dwelling Morlocks. When his ...

Tau Zero

Poul Anderson

Label Gollancz Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781407239132

Fifty men and women set out in the twenty-third century from Earth aboard an interstellar craft to travel to a planet some thirty light-years away. The ship will approach the speed of lig...

Martian Time Slip

Philip K Dick

Label Gollancz Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781407244099

Mars is a desolate world. Largely forgotten by Earth, the planet remains helpless in the stranglehold of Arnie Kott, who as boss of the plumbers' union has a monopoly over the vital water...

Hard to Be a God

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

Label Gollancz Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781473208292

Anton is an undercover operative from future Earth, who travels to an alien world whose culture has not progressed beyond the Middle Ages. Although in possession of far more advanced know...

Beautiful You

Chuck Palahniuk

Label Vintage Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781784702427

From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters...

The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch

Philip K. Dick

Label Gollancz Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781407247427

In the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory ...

Naked Lunch: The Restored Text

William Burroughs

Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780007878970

A literary landmark and the most shocking novel in the English language, William Burroughs’ ‘Naked Lunch’ is an exhilarating ride into the darkest recesses of the human psyche.

Red Army Faction Blues

Ada Wilson

Label Route Publishing Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781901927481

A coalition government. A widely mistrusted ruling elite. Riots in the streets and heavy-handed police tactics. Welcome to West Berlin, 1967.

A Scanner Darkly

Philip K. Dick

Label Gollancz Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781407247410

A Scanner Darkly is an award-winning 1977 science fiction novel. The semi-autobiographical story is set in a dystopian Orange County, in the the-future of June 1994, and includes an exten...

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Philip K Dick

Label Orion Books Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781407233758

Another classic novel from the world's greatest writer of science fiction

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

Label Penguin Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780141182674

Five decades after it was first published, Jack Kerouac's seminal Beat novel On the Road finally finds its way to the big screen, in a production from award-winning director Walter Salles...

Bricks and Mortar

Clemens Meyer

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910695197

Bricks and Mortar is the story of the sex trade in a big city in the former GDR, from just before 1989 to the present day, charting the development of the industry from absolute prohibiti...

Nocilla Dream

Agustin Fernandez Mallo

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910695029

In the middle of the Nevada desert stands a solitary poplar tree, covered in hundreds of pairs of shoes. Further along U.S. Route 50, a lonely prostitute falls in love with a collector of...

Football

Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910695173

'The whistle was blown, and when, like an unexpected deliverance, Belgium opened the scoring with a spectacular acrobatic scissor-kick by Wilmots, I leapt from my seat, arms in the air, t...

The Doll's Alphabet

Camilla Grudova

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910695371

Surreal, ambitious, and exquisitely conceived, The Doll's Alphabet is a collection of stories in the tradition of Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood. Dolls, sewing machines, tinned foods, ...

Compass

Mathias Enard

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910695234

As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, re...

Memory Theatre

Simon Critchley

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780992974718

A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Cri...

Pretentiousness

Dan Fox

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910695043

What is pretentiousness? Why do we despise it? And more controversially: why is it vital to a thriving culture? In this brilliant, passionate essay, Dan Fox argues that it has always been...

Notes on Suicide

Simon Critchley

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910695067

Suicide is everywhere. It haunts history and current events. It haunts our own networks of friends and family. The spectre of suicide looms large, but the topic is taboo because any meani...

The Hatred of Poetry

Ben Lerner

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910695159

No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It's even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Marianne Moore." Many more people agree they hate poetry," Ben Lerner writes,"than c...

Pond

Claire-Louise Bennett

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910695098

Feverish and forthright, Pond is an absorbing chronicle of the pitfalls and pleasures of a solitudinous life told by an unnamed woman living on the cusp of a coastal town. Broken bowls, b...

Second-Hand Time

Svetlana Alexievich

Label Fitzcarraldo Editions Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910695111

In this magnificent requiem to a civilization in ruins, the winne of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature reinvents a singular, polyphonic literary form, bringing together the voices of do...

Passage: Post-Punk Poets

Dick Witts

Label Eyewear Publishing Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781911335474

'The Passage can be accepted as major even by the cowardly, cautious and cynical…Their sound is their own. It’s the shock of the new – new shades, textures, noises, pulses, atmospheres, e...

Invisible Cities

Italo Calvino

Label Vintage Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780099429838

In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Ven...

Japanese Haiku Poems

Peter Washington

Label everyman Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781841597553

Once confined to a literary elite in Japan, haiku are now written all over the world by poets who find their combination of brevity, technical discipline and expressive content irresistib...

i will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together

Mira Gonzalez

Label Sorry House Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780988839403

Mira Gonzalez is a phenomenon of the same breed as Tao Lin: she might actually be the only literary social media presence more prolific and more intense – flitting between her two Twitter...

Republic Of Dogs / Republic Of Birds

Stephen Watts

Label Test Centre Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780992685881

Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds is the first book-length prose text by poet and translator Stephen Watts. The text was written on a typewriter in the late 1980s, then mislaid and lost....

Abigail's Party

Mike Leigh

Label Viking Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780241309483

40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Mike Leigh.

In Love

Alfred Hayes

Label Penguin Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780241307137

In a Manhattan bar, a middle-aged man tells a pretty girl a story: of how he fell into a relationship with a lonely young divorcee; of how one night she was offered a thousand dollars to ...

The Mersey Sound: Restored 50th Anniversary Edition

Adrian Henri, Brian Patten and Roger McGough

Label Penguin Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780141189260

The Mersey Sound brought poetry down from the shelf and on to the street, capturing the mood of the Sixties and speaking to real lives with its irreverent, wry, freewheeling verses of yo...

Dracula

Bram Stoker

Label Four Corners Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780954502577

This most famous of vampire stories is revived through a series of beautiful pencil drawings by illustrator James Pyman. For this new edition of Dracula, designer John Morgan worked in co...

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

Label Penguin Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780241979358

Zadie Smith's White Teeth is a classic international bestseller and an unforgettable portrait of LondonOne of the most talked about fictional debuts ever, White Teeth is a funny, generous...

As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner

Label Vintage Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780099479314

The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears ...

Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

Label Penguin Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780241951644

'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.'

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Raymond Carver

Label Vintage Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780099530329

This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be p...

The Doors of Perception

Aldous Huxley

Label Vintage Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780099458203

In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from...

Double Negative

Ivan Vladislavić

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276261

Dropout Neville Lister accompanies acclaimed photographer Saul Auerbach for a day, to learn a lesson for life. They play a game: from a hill above Johannesburg they pick three houses and ...

Vertigo

Joanna Walsh

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276803

This is a woman as a mother, daughter, wife, spectator, lover, mistress. Observer and commentator. Actor and reactor. Dressed up bright as a child or submerged in the grey elegance of Par...

Trysting

Emmanuelle Pagano

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276766

Grains of sand, bridges, shampoo, a bike, board games, yoga, sellotape, birds, balloons, tattoos, wandering hands, tweezers, maths, fish, letterboxes, puppets, a vacuum cleaner, a ball of...

Lightning Rods

Helen DeWitt

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276292

‘All I want is to be a success. That’s all I ask.’ Failing salesman Joe has a dream — or rather an outrageous fantasy. Because holed up in his trailer Joe comes up with a jaw-dropping pla...

Black Vodka

Deborah Levy

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276162

Deborah Levy was also shortlisted for the 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards (UK Author of the Year) and 2013 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize.

Swimming Home

Deborah Levy

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276025

As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive. She is Kitty Finch: a self-proclaimed botanist w...

Open Door

Iosi Havilio

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276032

When her partner disappears, a young veterinary assistant drifts from the city towards Open Door, a small town in the Pampas named after its psychiatric hospital. Embarking on a new life ...

The Seamstress and the Wind

César Aira

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276841

In a small town in Argentina, a seamstress is sewing a wedding dress. All of a sudden she fears that her son has been kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. She gives chase in a taxi. Her...

I’ll Sell You a Dog

Juan Pablo Villalobos

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276742

Long before he was the taco seller whose ‘Gringo Dog’ recipe made him famous throughout Mexico City, our hero was an aspiring artist: an artist, that is, till his would-be girlfriend was ...

Down the Rabbit Hole

Juan Pablo Villalobos

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276285

Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from...