Morecambe Library’s science fiction and fantasy top 10

A Feast for Crows
A Feast for Crows

Morecambe Library takes a look at 10 favourite science fiction and fantasy books including Shakespeare!

1 A Feast For Crows (A Song Of Ice and Fire, Book 4)

Book four in the epic Game of Thrones series sees the Lannisters in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out but someone seeks vengeance for their dead.

2 The Crimson Campaign – Brian McClellan

The invasion of Kez ends in disaster in book two of ‘The Powder Mage Trilogy’ with Tamas cut off from his army, and in Ardo Inspector Adamat wants to rescue his wife by confronting Lord Vetas. This well-written series will have you on the edge of your seat.

3 Wild Cards: Aces Abroad – Edited by George R R Martin

Another collection of stories from the Wild Cards series featuring a group of characters with a range of super powers and mutations.

4 Dreams of Gods And Monsters – Laini Taylor

The breathtaking conclusion to the Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Trilogy sees Jael’s brutal seraph army trespass into the human world. A vicious queen is also hunting Akiva and something is happening in the skies.

5 The City – Stella Gemmell

The City is ancient and vast and has been waging wars for centuries, ruled by the emperor who many believe is no longer human. The only way to stop the wars is to destroy the emperor but only one man can do this.

6 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

The classic story of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in Middle Earth and an unexpected journey with 13 dwarves to raid the treasure hoard of the dragon Smaug the Magnificent.

7 Scars (The Horus Heresy) – Chris Wraight

Jaghatai Khan’s warriors are divided after the conquest of Chondax and the discovery of Horus’s rebellion. But when a distress call comes from Leman Russ of the Space Wolves, Khan has to decide which way his warriors will turn.

8 Emperor Of Thorns – Mark Lawrence

The devastating conclusion to the Broken Empire series.

9 The Martian – Andy Weir

Mark Watney is stranded on Mars in a habitat designed to last 31 days and with no way to communicate with Earth. This is his story as he battles to survive.

10 William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back – Ian Doescher

The classic Star Wars film, rewritten in the style of William Shakespeare, has to be seen to be believed and yes, Yoda is wearing a ruff on the front cover of the book.

*All of these are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit or to reserve your copy now.