Rebellion Christmas Gift Guide!
4 months ago
With Christmas officially under a month away (where did that
come from…), it’s probably time to start thinking about presents. Yeah yeah we
know we know, for some that can cause a minor headache, but fear not, festive
adventurer, because we’ve compiled a list of some of the best books you can
gift your loved ones this year.
From intense adventures in deep space, to a nightmare
epidemic right here on planet Earth, our gift guide has something for everyone
to open on Christmas day.
WANDERERS – Chuck Wendig
Look at any ‘Best Books of 2019’ list from the past few
months and there’s a very good chance Wanderers will be on it, and for good
reason. This chunky 800-page hardback is the ideal book to unwrap this
Christmas, and will keep whoever reads it enthralled over a few of those cold
Chuck Wendig’s magnum opus is an epic tapestry of humanity,
told in a chorus of disparate voices, including Shana, a young girl who wakes
up one morning to discover her sister in the grip of a strange malady.
She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot
be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination
that only she knows. But Shana and are sister are not alone.
Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across
America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other
"shepherds" who follow the flock to protect their friends and family
on the long dark road ahead. For on their journey, they will discover an
America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic
proves less dangerous than the fear of it.
Waterstones says – “A mighty, apocalyptic epic, Wanderers
takes the reader on a journey through a crippled, collapsing America, where an
army of sleepwalkers may hold the key to a mysterious epidemic that is claiming
the lives of millions. Wendig’s writing is astonishingly consistent throughout
the novel’s 800 pages, with the humanity he brings to his huge cast
complementing the disturbing twists and turns of the narrative in the most
BUY WANDERERS NOW!
THE GOBLIN EMPEROR – Katherine Addison
A critically acclaimed smash hit in the US, nominated for
the Nebula and Hugo awards, a World Fantasy Award finalist AND one of Unbound
World’s 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time, The Goblin Emperor has finally
been brought to the UK for the first time! With it’s gorgeous UK exclusive
cover art, The Goblin Emperor is the perfect gift this Christmas, mixing court
intrigue and dark magic all in a vividly imagined fantasy world!
Maia, the youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived
his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly
intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the
throne are killed in an "accident," he has no choice but to take his
place as the only surviving rightful heir.
Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no
friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his
father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment.
Surrounded by sycophants eager to curry favour with the
naïve new emperor, and overwhelmed by the burdens of his new life, he can trust
nobody. Amid the swirl of plots to depose him, offers of arranged marriages,
and the spectre of the unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, he must
quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor.
“Challenging, invigorating, and unique.” Scott Lynch,
bestselling author of The Lies of Locke Lamora.
BUY THE GOBLIN EMPEROR NOW!
THE CALCULATING STARS/THE FATED SKY – Mary Robinette Kowal
Mary Robintette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars has well and truly
taken 2019 by storm, winning the rare trio of Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards
for best sci-fi novel, amongst others, and with the second book in the Lady
Astronaut series – The Fated Sky – releasing a few short months ago, we’re sure
you’ll be seeing a lot more of her in 2020! The Calculating Stars is the
perfect book for any sci-fi fan, and tells the story of one woman’s mission to
go in to space, in the face of not only a cataclysmic event, but prejudice as
It’s 1952, and the world as we know it is gone. A meteorite
has destroyed Washington DC, triggering extinction-level global warming. To
save humanity, the world unites to form the International Aerospace Coalition.
Its mission: to colonise first the Moon, then Mars.
Elma York, World War Two pilot and mathematician, dreams of
becoming an astronaut – but prejudice has kept her grounded. Now nothing – and
no man – will stop her from reaching for the stars.
One woman. One mission. One chance to save the world.
"This is what NASA never had, a heroine with
attitude." The Wall Street Journal
BUY THE CALCULATING STARS NOW!
BUY THE FATED SKY NOW!
THE QUANTUM MAGICIAN/THE QUANTUM GARDEN
Last, and by no means least, our final gift recommendation
is The Quantum Magician and The Quantum Garden, the first two books from the
Quantum Evolution series by the insanely talented Derek Kunsken! The number one
best-seller The Quantum Magician is sure to be a hit with not just sci-fi fans,
but those who love a good heist story! Pop these in a stocking or under the
tree and you’re on to a winner.
Belisarius is a Homo quantus, engineered with impossible
insight. But his gift is also a curse an uncontrollable, even suicidal drive to
know, to understand. Genetically flawed, he leaves his people to find a different
life, and ends up becoming the galaxy’s greatest con man and thief.
But the jobs are getting too easy and his extraordinary
brain is chafing at the neglect. When a client offers him untold wealth to move
a squadron of secret warships across an enemy wormhole, Belisarius jumps at it.
Now he must embrace his true nature to pull off the job, alongside a crew of
extraordinary men and women.
If he succeeds, he could trigger an interstellar war... or
the next step in human evolution.
"An audacious con job, scintillating future technology,
and meditations on the nature of fractured humanity" - Yoon Ha Lee
BUY THE QUANTUM MAGICIAN NOW!
BUY THE QUANTUM GARDEN NOW!