iles Cameron switches from fantasy to space opera for (out now, Gollancz), which centres on a vast merchant vessel. When on-the-run orphan Marca poses as (out now, HarperVoyager) keep meeting over and over – but in different lives. First time, sparks fly in a bar. Other times they’re teacher and student, or colleagues, or father and daughter. But why? A hero with OCD is the USP of YA tale (out now, Unbound). When his mother is abducted by the shadowy Whiffetsnatcher, 11-year-old Rory goes in pursuit, encountering alien whales and a breakaway human civilisation on a Martian moon along the way. Brian Staveley’s epic fantasy (out now, Tor) opens the trilogy. It’s set in a world where elite soldiers ride war hawks; with their numbers dwindling, soldier Gwenna must voyage to the nesting grounds. We loved Mike Brooks’s , awarding it

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