On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity. This was of course The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But this was just the beginning. We followed the adventures of hapless protagonist Arthur Dent and his alien side-kick, Ford Prefect, across a trilogy of five books: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. And this merry spacewagon, featuring a flying sofa, a paranoid Android, a gift-wrapped fishbowl, bath towels and much else besides, became an instant classic.
Now, for the first time, we are publishing all five books in the Hitchhiker’s series, as an ebook omnibus. Buy this collection today for only £2.89 – SuperCheap!
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George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have put together a towering anthology of specially-commissioned stories from the most stellar names in the genre, set in a number of readers’ favourite fantasy worlds.
The collection will also feature a new and unpublished 100pp novella by George R.R. Martin set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire – now the award-winning HBO show, Game of Thrones.
The novella, entitled ‘The Princess and the Queen’, will reveal the origins of the Targaryen Civil War, otherwise known as ‘The Dance of the Dragons’, a war that split a then-fledgling Westeros in two, pitting Targaryen against Targaryen and dragon against dragon.
The Dangerous Women anthology also contains contributions from the following worldwide bestselling authors:
• “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie – A Red Country story
• “Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland
• “Bombshells” by Jim Butcher – A Harry Dresden story
• “Wrestling Jesus” by Joe R. Lansdale
• “Neighbours” by Megan Lindholm (who also writes as Robin Hobb)
• “Shadows For Silence in the Forests of Hell” by Brandon Sanderson
• “A Queen in Exile” by Sharon Kay Penman
• “The Girl in the Mirror” by Lev Grossman – A Magicians story
• “Virgins” by Diana Gabaldon – An Outlander story
Buy this collection today for only £1.99.
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Free now: Romance, urban fantasy and sci-fi from imprints of HarperCollins
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Dr Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. An expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. She’s been obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes since she was sixteen, when a man butchered the family of her best friend Holly, then left the girl’s body on a seaside boardwalk one week later.
Charlie kept quiet about her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother. And even years later, knowing it might undermine her credibility as a psychological expert, she tells no one about the visits she gets from the spirit world.
Now all-too-handsome FBI agent Tony Bartoli suspects the Boardwalk Killer is back. A teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered. With time running short for the innocent girl, Bartoli turns to the only person who could stop this vicious murderer. But Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her.
You can purchase this paranormal romantic thriller for only 99p today.
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (£4.33) was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
Buy this book (on of Amazon’s best of 2014) for only
£1.18 £8.23 today.
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Small town native Katie Chandler is ready to dump New York City, her horrid boss, and awful job to head back home to Texas. Before she can make this fateful decision, she receives a mysterious job offer from a company called Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. She’s always thought of herself as ordinary, but according to people claiming to be wizards, she is so ordinary that she’s extraordinary — she is one of the rare people so utterly without magic as to be immune to it.
And therefore perfect to be MSI Inc.’s secret weapon.
Now she’s finding her way in a magical world where the boss can be a real ogre and kissing frogs is one way to get a date. The cutest guy in the company is powerful enough to blow up the city with a wave of his hand, but he can’t talk to Katie without blushing furiously. Suddenly New York is her kind of city! Now Katie’s biggest challenge may be dragging this ancient company into the twenty-first century in time to face competition from an evil mastermind producing dangerous spells.
Buy this fun chick lit novel with a few twists foronly 77p today.
Click here to purchase Enchanted, Inc.
I’m stranded on Mars.
I have no way to communicate with Earth.
I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.
If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.
So yeah. I’m screwed.
The Martian is featured in Richard & Judy’s Autumn Book Club 2014 and is selling today for £2.49 as a price match.
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The second book in the Broken Empire series, Lawrence takes his young anti-hero one step closer to his grand ambition. The first book in the series is Prince of Thorns (£1.99).
To reach greatness you must step on bodies, and many brothers lie trodden in my wake. I’ve walked from pawn to player and I’ll win this game of ours, though the cost of it may drown the world in blood…
The land burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty kings fight for the Broken Empire. The long road to avenge the slaughter of his mother and brother has shown Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath the hidden hands behind this endless war. He saw the game and vowed to sweep the board. First though he must gather his own pieces, learn the rules of play, and discover how to break them.
Faced by an enemy many times his strength Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But playing fair was never part of Jorg’s game plan.
Buy this next book in the series for £2.49 today.
Click here to purchase King of Thorns
There’s big trouble in little Brentford. Property developers are planning to destroy the borough’s beloved football ground and build executive homes on the site. Shock! Outrage! Horror!
The lads of The Flying Swan, Brentford’s most celebrated drinking house, take up the challenge. Surely with these stalwarts working for the cause, Brentford’s football ground can be saved?
Would it were so, but this is Brentford and ancient forces of evil are forever stirring in the borough: Old Testament terrors, Lovecraftian loathsomes and beasties from the bottomless pit. And if the team make it through to the final, it’s going to be a match that no one will forget. What with the fate of mankind hanging upon the result. And everything.
This time travel novel is selling for £1.62 today.
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An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam won’t turn away a person in need, but with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right.
Soon, Mercy learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and will anything to get him, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.
On top of this, there’s an even more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man – in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies pile up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her world apart.
This urban fantasy is selling for just 99p today.
Click here to purchase Night Broken