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Free eBook of the month – December

Scarlet Traces free eBook

December’s free eBook is Scarlet Traces: An Anthology Based on The War of the Worlds edited by Ian Edginton. 

This wonderful anthology includes stories by Stephen Baxter, I. N. J. Culbard, Adam Roberts, Emma Beeby, James Lovegrove, Nathan Duck, Mark Morris, Dan Whitehead, Chris Roberson, Maura McHugh, Jonathan Green and Andrew Lane.

As a special Christmas treat, we have a beautiful hardcover copy of Scarlet Traces to give away to one lucky winner! Sign up for our newsletter to enter the giveaway.

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It is the dawn of the twentieth century.

Following the Martians’ failed invasion of Earth, the British Empire has seized their technology and unlocked its secrets for themselves. It is a Golden Age of discovery, adventure, culture, invention—and of domination, and rebellion.

Scarlet Traces reveals a world of ant-headed nightmares; vacuum salesmen; war machines; deadly secrets; clockwork marvels; and Sherlock Holmes, T. S. Eliot and Thomas Edison as you’ve never seen them before…

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Good morning booklovers and gothic horror fans…today is the day! Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein, a spine-tingling new anthology edited by David Thomas Moore and featuring stories by Tade Thompson, Emma Newman, Paul Meloy, Kaaron Warren and Rose Biggin, is out today! 

Creatures offers up bold re-imaginings of literature’s greatest monster and brings together five great new and established writers to explore the world of Mary Shelley’s all-time classic, Frankenstein. So, this Halloween season, make sure to add this chilling and utterly engrossing anthology to your list of must-haves! 

Read on for more about the book and click the links to grab your copy today…


Victor Frankenstein is the first to unlock the key to life, but not the last. Over two centuries of relentless advancement, five more minds find the secret, and five more creatures are made. 

Five more stories end in tragedy. 

From the stinking streets of 1850s London to the sun-drenched hysteria of a modern cruise liner, amidst passion, jealously, art, obsession, desperation and war, Creatures is a hidden history of a forbidden science. 

Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein is available to order now!
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Friends! Not So Stories is available for pre-order! With an updated cover and foreword by Nikesh Shukla, this anthology has us tripping over our feet in our rush to get it to you. You may have read about Not So Stories in this Bookseller announcement last year.

And if you’re anything like us, you were reaching for your best pair of running shoes before the last full stop, just so you could go tell everyone you know about it!  

And what a shout-worthy anthology it is! We’ve gathered together some of the finest established and new writers of colour and set them loose upon Rudyard Kipling’s work.

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling was one of the first true children’s books in the English language. A timeless classic that continues to delight readers to this day, Kipling’s Just So Stories is beautiful, evocative and playful – it is also deeply rooted in British colonialism from an author who saw the Empire as a benign, civilizing force.

Our stable of culturally diverse authors now create short works in reaction to Kipling’s Just So Stories and the result is magical. It is raw and powerful. Above all, it is a bold and timely anthology for those who are conscious of the power behind the stories we tell our children and ourselves.

Nikesh had this to say about the anthology:

“It’s a brave choice to take something so much a part of the canon as Kipling and make it more inclusive, and yet that’s what has happened in the following pages. There is a lot of talk at the moment about decolonizing our school and university syllabuses, especially English Literature ones where the canon remains pale, male and stale. 

However, the real fight to ensure our stories are inclusive, representative and sensitive starts with the stories of our childhood. Here is a new take on some of yours.” 

Featuring stories by Cassandra Khaw, Jeannette Ng, Tauriq Moosa, Raymond Gates, Zina Hutton, Georgina Kamsika, Paul Krueger, Zedeck Siew, Stewart Hotston, Wayne Santos, Ali Nouraei, Adiwijaya Iskandar, Joseph E. Cole, and Achala Upendran, with illustrations from Woodrow and a foreword by Nikesh Shukla.

For press & interview queries, please contact 

Not So Stories is available for pre-order now!
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Jonathan Strahan reveals line up for Best Science Fiction & Fastasy of the Year Volume Ten

Jonathan Strahan, anthologist extraordinaire and one of the finest minds working in genre publishing today, has revealed the line up for his next Solaris Anthology, The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten.

And it is… well, it’s magnificent. Check out this list of luminaries:

  • “City of Ash”, Paolo Bacigalupi
  • “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”, Elizabeth Bear
  • “The Machine Starts”, Greg Bear
  • “The Winter Wraith”, Jeffrey Ford
  • “Black Dog”, Neil Gaiman
  • “Jamaica Ginger”, Nalo Hopkinson & Nisi Shawl
  • “Drones”, Simon Ings
  • “Emergence”, Gwyneth Jones
  • “Dancy vs. the Pterosaur”, Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • “Another Word for World”, Ann Leckie
  • “The Game of Smash and Recovery”, Kelly Link
  • “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn”, Usman T. Mailk
  • “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan”, Ian McDonald
  • “Little Sisters”, Vonda McIntyre
  • “Calved”, Sam J. Miller
  • “Ghosts of Home”, Sam J. Miller
  • “The Deepwater Bride”, Tamsyn Muir
  • “The Empress in Her Glory”, Robert Reed
  • “A Murmuration”, Alastair Reynolds
  • “Oral Argument”, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • “Water of Versailles”, Kelly Robson
  • “Capitalism in the 22nd Century”, Geoff Ryman
  • “The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club”, Nike Sulway
  • “The Lily and the Horn”, Catherynne Valente
  • “Blood, Ash, Braids”, Genevieve Valentine
  • “Kaiju maximus®: ‘So Various, So Beautiful, So New’”, Kai Ashante Wilson
  • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers”, Alyssa Wong

The cover art, inspired by an Ian McDonald story, is by Domenic Harman, and it obviously rocks to the very foundations of the earth.

Pre-order The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten now!

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Meeting Infinity starts 2016 right

Meeting Infinity, the latest Jonathan Strahan-edited Solaris anthology, is kicking off the new year in style as a number of stories contained within it’s pages have been picked for several year’s best collections.

Considering most of us haven’t blown the cobwebs out from Christmas yet, we think this is pretty impressive. We’re delighted that the likes of Yoon Ha Lee – whose eagerly anticipated debut Ninefox Gambit is coming from Solaris in June – are getting the props they deserve. Talented writers abound in these parts!

The stories that have been snapped up so far are:

  • “The Cold Inequalities”, Yoon Ha Lee 
  • “In Blue Lily’s Wake”, Aliette de Bodard 
  • “Cocoons”, Nancy Kress
  • “Rates of Change”, James S.A. Corey
  • “Emergence”, Gwyneth Jones
  • “The Falls”, Ian McDonald
  • “Drones”, Simon Ings
  • “Outside”, An Owomoyela

So, what are these anthologies that are so keen to get hold of these stories? Well, it’s a pretty impressive selection:

  • Gardner Dozois’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction: 32nd Annual Collection
  • Neil Clarke’s The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 1
  • Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

Not a bad start to 2016 if you ask us!

Meeting Infinity is out now!
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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 9

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 9

Edited by Jonathan Strahan

UK: 9781781083086 | 21st May 2015 | £13.99
US: 9781781083277 | 12th May | $19.99

Available in paperback and ebook

Order: UK | US | DRM-free eBook

“Books as good as this should be of interest to any admirer of short fiction, regardless of genre.”
The Guardian on The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume Nine

Now in its ninth year Jonathan Strahan’s annual round-up of the best new and established SFF stories has rapidly become synonymous with the must-read short stories of the past year, with title highlights and authors frequently featuring across the board on prestigious genre award shortlists worldwide. Solaris Books was delighted to bring this acclaimed collection to the UK for the first time in 2014, where it was an instant success, and now for 2015 we’re proud to say that Strahan has once again collected the finest and most essential Science Fiction and Fantasy short fiction from the last twelve months.

Science fiction and fantasy has never been more diverse or vibrant, and 2014 has provided a bountiful crop of extraordinary stories. These stories are about the future, worlds beyond our own, the realms of our imaginations and dreams but, more importantly, they are the stories of ourselves. Featuring best-selling writers and emerging talents, here are some of the most exciting genre writers working today.

Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan once again brings you the best stories from the past year. Within you will find twenty-eight amazing tales from authors across the globe, displaying why science fiction and fantasy are genres increasingly relevant to our turbulent world.

Featuring stories from Kelly Link, Holly Black, Ken Liu, Usman T. Malik, Lauren Beukes, Paolo Bacigalupi, Joe Abercrombie, Genevieve Valentine, Nicola Griffith, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Greg Egan, K. J. Parker, Rachel Swirski, Alice Sola Kim, Garth Nix, Karl Schroeder, Ellen Klages, Kai Ashante Wilson, Michael Swanwick, Eleanor Arnason, James Patrick Kelly, Ian McDonald, Amal El-Mohtar, Tim Maughan, Elizabeth Bear, Theodora Goss and Peter Watts.