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Hodderscape is where Hodder & Stoughton’s science fiction, fantasy and horror lovers hang out and shout about our books, as well as a few other things. We’re a place for fans of superheroes, vampires, sandworms, cats dressed as Pikachu and that feeling you get when you hear the Buffy The Vampire Slayer theme song.

On our site you’ll find news about our books, competitions, exclusive pieces by our authors and lots of geeking out.

  • POSTED ON: June 1, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: becky chambers, special edition

    Books

    Announcing the Record of a Spaceborn Few Special First Edition

    By Sam Bradbury

    Announcing the Record of a Spaceborn Few Special First Edition

    Yes, you heard that right! By now I’m sure you’ve seen (and lusted after) the beautiful blues and greens of the stunning galaxy inspired cover for Becky Chambers’ new novel Record of a Spaceborn Few.  Well, prepare to get even more excited, because today we’re announcing the Spaceborn Few SPECIAL FIRST EDITION!

    And don’t forget – when we say first edition only, we mean it! Once they’re gone, they’re gone, so you should probably preorder your signed edition before they sell out!

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  • POSTED ON: May 18, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Books
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  • POSTED ON: May 17, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Fun Stuff
    TAGS: LR Fredericks

    Fun Stuff

    Our top five fictional rockstars

    By Francine Toon

    Our top five fictional rockstars

    To celebrate the paperback publication of The Book of Luce by L R Fredericks, a quest to track down the most elusive and psychedelic divine rock star Luce, we have picked our top five fictional rock stars.

     

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  • POSTED ON: May 4, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Books, News
    TAGS: Jasper Fforde

    Books, News

    Cover reveal: Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

    By Hodderscape Team

    Cover reveal: Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

    Hibernation is over. Jasper Fforde is back with a new novel set in a world where every Winter, the human population goes into hibernation, protected by
    an elite corps of Winter Consuls. For five months a year, they are the law. But Winter is a lawless place…

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  • POSTED ON: May 2, 2018
    FILED UNDER: News
    TAGS: Events and exhibitions, Science Fiction, becky chambers

    News

    Becky Chambers’ UK Tour 2018

    By Sam Bradbury

    Becky Chambers’ UK Tour 2018

    Whether you’ve been along for the whole journey or jumped on at the last spaceport, we have an exciting announcement for all Wayfarers fans. No, we haven’t perfected our time travel machine (I promise we’ll let you know when we do), but the news is even more exciting than that: Becky Chambers is coming back to tour the UK to celebrate the release of Record of a Spaceborn Few.

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  • POSTED ON: April 19, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Dystopia

    Books

    Five incredible literary dystopias you may not have heard of

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    By Anthony Trevelyan

    Five incredible literary dystopias you may not have heard of

    It would be misleading to say that my new novel, Claudia, is a dystopia – most of it isn’t, though some of it is – but while I was working on the book I found myself reading heavily in the genre, which has always been a favourite of mine. Mind you, dystopia is probably a favourite genre of nearly everyone’s these days (have you seen these days?), and so it’s slightly dismaying that even now we tend to get the same familiar titles cropping up in lists of recommended dystopic reading. Here, then, I have assembled five literary counterworlds that I want to assure you are absolutely fantastic while perhaps being not quite so grindingly obvious as your Nineteen Eighty-Fours, your Brave New Worlds, even (post-Emmys) your Handmaid’s Tales. See what you think…

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  • POSTED ON: February 28, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Leife Shallcross

  • POSTED ON: February 23, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Film, Review
    TAGS: Black Panther, Marvel

    Film, Review

    Spoiler-free but Oh So Many Feels review of Black Panther

    By Woo Long Talks

    Spoiler-free but Oh So Many Feels review of Black Panther

    Black Panther picks up one week after the seismic events of Captain America: Civil War and sees T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) grieving for the loss of his father, while preparing to ascend to the throne of king of the nation of Wakanda. Whilst he deals with this, he must also confront an old enemy from his nation’s past and deal with a new threat that could place the citizens of Wakanda and the world into jeopardy.

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  • POSTED ON: February 7, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Science Fiction, Scott K. Andrews

  • POSTED ON: January 26, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Books, Uncategorized
    TAGS: Book Covers, becky chambers

    Books, Uncategorized

    Cover Reveal: Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

    By Sam Bradbury

    Cover Reveal: Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

    Record of a Spaceborn Few, the brilliant new Wayfarers novel by Becky Chambers is officially released 6 months today! (We’re still working on that time machine, we promise!) And so to celebrate we’ve decided to finally reveal our cover! The third book set in the Galactic Commons, Spaceborn Few explores life in the Exodus fleet and is just as heartwarming, poignant and brilliant as its predecessors.

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  • POSTED ON: January 25, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Callie Bates, The Memory of Fire, The Waking Land

    Books

    The Memory of Fire – Read an Exclusive Extract!

    By Sam Bradbury

    The Memory of Fire – Read an Exclusive Extract!

    To celebrate the publication of The Waking Land in paperback, we have a special treat for you today! We’re thrilled to be able to share an extract from Callie’s new book, The Memory of Fire.

    The sequel to The Waking Land, this one follows Jahan and his mission to return home to the Empire and prevent a devastating war, while fighting to reclaim his tragic past. It’s full of magic, romance and revolution.

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  • POSTED ON: January 12, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Black Mirror

    Books, Fun Stuff

    5 Books To Read When You’re Missing Black Mirror

    By Sam Bradbury

    5 Books To Read When You’re Missing Black Mirror

    I don’t know about you, but my least favourite thing about Black Mirror is that there aren’t more episodes. The show is utterly brilliant, mind-blowingly fascinating, and completely unique (if sometimes also bleak and emotionally draining).

    There’s nothing I can do about the fact that you want more Black Mirror (I’m sorry, I only get a limited amount of uses from my time machine before I rip a hole in the universe and there are a lot of movies I simply can’t wait see in the next few years). What I can do however is recommend 5 books that are perfect to tide you over until the release date of the next season.

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  • POSTED ON: January 9, 2018
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Book Covers, Extract, Matthew Blakstad

  • POSTED ON: December 15, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Book Covers

  • POSTED ON: December 13, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Fantasy

    Books, Fun Stuff

    5 Urban Fantasy novels set in London

    By Sam Bradbury

    5 Urban Fantasy novels set in London

    As the saying goes, ‘a bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else’. When I moved to London 3 years ago, I found this to be pretty accurate (I’m sorry Northern England, I still love you, I promise! Side note: are there any Urban Fantasy books set above the Watford gap?) and, in my opinion, the only thing that could improve it is the addition of magic, monsters and frequent animal sidekicks.

     

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