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Gollancz Science Fiction TPB February £16.99 400pp 978 0 575 09844 2 eBook: £8.99 / 978 0 575 09845 9

Gollancz YA TPB February £10.99 514pp ISBN TBC ebook: £5.99 / ISBN TBC MMP: June / £7.99 / ISBN TBC

Gollancz Fantasy MMP March £8.99 320pp 978 1 473 22157 4 eBook: £4.99 / 978 1 473 22158 1

SIMON INGS The Smoke an intense meditation on loneliness, capital and cognition by the author of Wolves.

A new ray has split the human family into different species. Each kind of human is looking for a place to be itself, alone.

For you that means a train journey back to Yorkshire, where factories churn out parts for gigantic spaceships. You’re done with the pretentions of the capital. You’re done with the people of the Bund, their easy superiority and unstoppable spread from the City of London to south of the Thames. You’re done with Georgy Chernoy, his magical medicine and his defeat of death. You’re done with his daughter. You’re done with Fel, and losing all the time. You’re done with love.

simon ings has authored eight previous novels and two works of non-fiction. He is the arts editor of New Scientist.

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Location: Forest Hill, London www.simonings.com T: @simonings

DHONIELLE CLAYTON The Belles beauty is the beast in this breakout ya novel set in a sumptuous, decadent world where beauty is a complete mirage.

In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born grey, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle can they transform and be made beautiful.

It’s not enough for Camellia to be a Belle. She wants to be the Favourite of the Queen of Orléans. But behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets . . .

Dhonielle Clayton is COO of We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit campaign, and has co-written two titles, Tiny Pretty Things and Shiny Broken Pieces.

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Location: USA dhonielleclayton.com @brownbookworm

LYNSAY SANDS Twice Bitten

New York Times bestselling author lynsay sands returns with another fun, sexy romance featuring the argeneau vampires.

For someone who’s been around for over a hundred and forty years, immortal Elspeth Argeneau hasn’t done a whole lot of living. Now away from her controlling mother, she’s tracking down rogue vampires and enjoying some overdue freedom. A fling would be fun. A life mate can wait. Yet to Elspeth’s surprise, her landlady’s hot grandson ticks both boxes.

But, with mysterious ‘accidents’ besieging Elspeth, time is running out to uncover the truth about her enemies – and rediscover the man determined to love her for eternity.

lynsay sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies.

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Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • February / March 2018