With part two of The Hobbit dominating the cinemas, Morecambe Library takes a look at its top 10 science fiction and fantasy books.
1 Raising Steam – Terry Pratchett
Book 40 in the popular Discworld series sees Ank-Morpork get its very first steam train.
2 A Song Of Ice And Fire – George R R Martin
This seven-volume masterpiece is currently gripping television viewers as the popular Game Of Thrones series.
3 The Ocean At The End Of The Lane – Neil Gaiman
When an unnamed man returns to his hometown for a funeral he is caught up in events that started 40 years earlier.
4 Dust – Hugh Howey
The conclusion to the Wool trilogy. In the aftermath of the uprising the people of Silo 18 are coming to terms with the new order.
5 The Hobbit – J R R Tolkien
The classic tale of Bilbo Baggin’s adventures in Middle Earth .
6 The Last Dark – Stephen Donaldson
The final volume in the epic Chronicles of Thomas Covenant brings this amazing series to a satisfying conclusion.
7 Dangerous Women – edited by George R R Martin and Gardner Dozois
A collection of 21 stories from some well-known authors including Jim Butcher, George R R Martin, Joe Abercrombie, Diana Gabaldon and Sharon Kay Penman.
8 The Hydrogen Sonata – Iain M Banks
The last of the Culture novels to be released before the untimely death of the author earlier this year.
9 The Republic of Thieves – Scott Lynch
Continuing the adventures of Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen.
10 The Chickens of Atlantis and Other Foul and Filthy Fiends – Robert Rankin
The master of far-fetched fiction is back with his latest steampunk-tinged story based around detective Cameron Bell. Featuring chickens, Winston Churchill, Sherlock Holmes and lots of monkeys! Prepare to laugh your socks off with this off the wall author.
All of these books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit http://bit.ly/allourbooks or http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/lancashire/ to reserve your copy.