Morecambe Library top 10 science fiction and fantasy books

Part two of The Hobbit is now showing in cinemas
Part two of The Hobbit is now showing in cinemas

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 or to 
reserve your copy.