Books of the Month

Books of the Month

Radical reads 

Welcome to this our choices for May’s Books of the Month! This month we have selected some SF reads for you!

To celebrate the publication of the third part of Stefan Mohamed’s Bitter Sixteen Trilogy, we have Books One and Two on offer — first, Bitter Sixteen, Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize for new writers, a Times Children’s Book of the Week and a Guardian Top Teen Read of 2015:

“Happy birthday, Stanly. We hope you like your present …”

Cynical, solitary Stanly Bird is a fairly typical teenager – unless you count the fact that his best friend is a talking beagle named Daryl, and that he gained the powers of flight and telekinesis when he turned sixteen.

Unfortunately, his rural Welsh home town is not exactly crying out for its very own superhero. London is calling – but what Stanly finds there is a good deal weirder and more terrifying than anything he could have imagined. Perhaps he should have stayed in Wales …

In Book Two, Ace of Spiders, Stanly is frustrated. Having set himself up as London’s protector, he’s finding that the everyday practicalities of superheroism are challenging at best, and downright tedious at worst. So it’s almost a relief when an attempt is made on his life and Stanly finds himself rushing headlong into a twisted adventure, with enemies new and old coming out of the woodwork. However, even with his friends and his ever-increasing power behind him, he may have bitten off more than he can chew this time. The monsters are coming … and nothing will ever be the same!

Finally, we have Wayne Simmons’s fearful portrayal of Lark City in his SF cracker, Plastic Jesus. It is the near future, following a devastating Holy War. Once part of the US colonies, Maalside, the New Republic, now stands alone in the Pacific, separated from the heartland by 200 miles of salty ocean. Lark City is its capital, watched over by a 50 foot, pouting, stiletto-heeled and garter-belted ‘Miss Liberty’, a crude parody of the famous landmark across the water. Caught in this terrifying web of danger are Sarah Lee, Johnny’s co-worker, drug lord Paul McBride who is determined to exploit the chaos to wipe out his enemies, and McBride’s junkie daughter, a prostitute called Kitty …

Now, only Johnny can save Sarah, Kitty and the city.

Simply use the discount code BOOKBONANZA in the checkout to get 50% off these books.