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Explore tales.as huge selection of over 10,000 books about science fiction and fantasy. Fantasy contains an adventurous universe of fiction, where you are greeted by magic, fable creatures and other supernatural acquaintances. Therefore we offer good fantasy and science fiction books where the imagination is left to you. Our books naturally cover the needs of you or your children, so you always can find exactly the books that are best for you. Find the great fantasy books here, or get inspired for your next adventurous reading experience with our science fiction books.
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  • by Holly Black
    £14.49

  • by Madeline Miller
    £7.99 - 13.99

    WINNER OF THE ORANGE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTIONTHE INTERNATIONAL SENSATIONA SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Captivating' DONNA TARTT'I loved it' J K ROWLING'Ravishingly vivid' EMMA DONOGHUEGreece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear. 'A book I could not put down' ANN PATCHETT'An exciting, sexy, violent Superman version of The Iliad' GUARDIAN'Sexy, dangerous, mystical' BETTANY HUGHES.

  • by Kerri Maniscalco

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series comes the dazzling conclusion to the Kingdom of the Wicked trilogy.

  • - The dystopian classic reimagined with cover art by Shepard Fairey
    by George Orwell
    £6.49

    Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities.

  • by Barbara Erskine
    £0.00 - 15.99

  • by Emily St. John Mandel
    £8.49 - 12.99

    The award-winning, bestselling author of &i>Station Eleven&/i> and &i>The Glass Hotel&/i> returns with a novel of art, time, love and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space.

  • by Elizabeth Lim
    £0.00 - 12.42

    A beautiful and immersive YA fantasy retelling of the Grimm brothers' The Six Swans fairytale, set in an East-Asian inspired world, by the author of Spin the Dawn.

  • by Philip K. Dick
    £8.99 - 9.49

    Published to celebrate the life and work of Philip K. Dick, the bestselling author of BLADE RUNNER and MINORITY REPORT, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death

  • by J. K. Rowling
    £8.49 - 109.49

    Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last.

  • by Vashti Bunyan
    £0.00 - 14.49

  • - An epic time-travelling love story, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella
    by Max Gladstone & Amal El-Mohtar
    £9.49

    WINNER OF THE HUGO AND NEBULA AWARDS: Two time-travelling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters - and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone.

  • - Before the Coffee Gets Cold
    by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
    £4.99 - 8.99

    In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a cafe which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time...From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes a story of four new customers each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Cafe Funiculi Funicula's time-travelling offer.Among some faces that will be familiar to readers of Toshikazu Kawaguchi's previous novel, we will be introduced to:The man who goes back to see his best friend who died 22 years agoThe son who was unable to attend his own mother's funeralThe man who travelled to see the girl who he could not marryThe old detective who never gave his wife that gift...This beautiful, simple tale tells the story of people who must face up to their past, in order to move on with their lives. Kawaguchi once again invites the reader to ask themselves: what would you change if you could travel back in time?

  • by J. K. Rowling
    £8.49 - 109.49

    Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harary can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense.

  • by Elizabeth Lim

    Shiori's adventure continues in the stunning follow up to Six Crimson Cranes.

  • by TJ Klune
    £4.99 - 8.99

    An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place - and realizing that family could be yours. 'I loved it. It is like being wrapped up in a big gay blanket. Simply perfect' - V. E. Schwab, author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue He expected nothing. But they gave him everything . . . Linus Baker leads a quiet life. At forty, he has a tiny house with a devious cat and his beloved records for company. And at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, he's spent many dull years monitoring their orphanages. Then one day, Linus is summoned by Extremely Upper Management and given a highly classified assignment. He must travel to an orphanage where six dangerous children reside, including the Antichrist. There, Linus must somehow determine if they could bring on the end of days. But their guardian, charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, will do anything to protect his wards. As Arthur and Linus grow ever closer, Linus must choose between duty and his dreams.The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune is an uplifting, heart-warming fantasy tale that's become a New York Times, USA Today and Washington Post bestseller. 'Likely to cause heart-swelling' - Washington Post 'A modern fairy tale . . . It's a beautiful book' - Charlaine Harris, number one New York Times bestselling author 'Touching, tender and truly delightful' - Gail Carriger, author of Soulless

  • - The novels that inspired the bestselling games
    by Dmitry Glukhovsky
    £6.99

    The basis of three bestselling computer games Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light, and Metro: Exodus. After the nuclear holocaust a new fear is born - underground...

  • by V.E. Schwab
    £15.49

  • by Ben Aaronovitch
    £8.49 - 15.99

  • by J. K. Rowling
    £8.99 - 109.49

    The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. There are spells to be learnt, potions to be brewed and Divination lessons (sigh) to be attended. Harry is expecting these: however, other quite unexpected events are already on the march.

  • by Carrie Hope Fletcher
    £5.99 - 11.49

    The brand new love story from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author - coming August 2021

  • by Stephanie Garber
    £0.00 - 12.44

    From the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Caraval series, the first book in a new series about love, curses, and the lengths that people will go to for happily ever after.

  • - The Third Dune Novel
    by Frank Herbert
    £0.00 - 9.49

    The epic that began with the HUGO and NEBULA Award-winning classic DUNE continues ...

What is science fiction?

The science fiction genre dates back more than 100 years, and is still one of the most read genres by the reader. It’s not accidental the genre is in constant motion in parallel with the development of the world. Our science fiction short stories also help to make science more understandable to the reader, as the books contain much more than just a story. The genre originated in the late 1800s, when the Western world became seriously modern, and the genre has since developed a number of the motifs that have characterized the genre to be the one we see today. So what is Science Fiction then? Science fiction has genre features that are characterized by incorporating fantastic elements where the reader can use the imagination, as they become acquainted with a new perspective on our own world and how it works.



Science fiction books

In our science fiction books, you are greeted by worlds where the reader more easily can identify with the world of history, as this is closer to our real world, and which is consistent with our natural worldview. Science fiction books can be something very special, and below you can find inspiration for your next amazing science fiction book.



Good fantasy books

Fantasy and science fiction are most often linked as one genre, as these cover a number of common genre features, as both genres are in non-real worlds. However, these genres also have some characteristics that are mainly far apart. Our good fantasy books primarily describe worlds that are clearly at odds with the real world and with which we cannot identify. An example of this genre could be the magical stories in the adventurous Harry Potter series, as these stories and its elements quite obviously cannot take place in the real world. Find all the great fantasy books in the selection below.

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