Igor Karash won the second House of Illustration/Folio Society Illustration Award for his work on Angela Carter's seminal retellings of fairy tales.
Chilling tales of ghosts and vampires, visions of the future in classic sci-fi and weird unexplained mysteries in the macabre – the Folio Society publishes a fantastic range of science fiction and horror books. Containing striking original illustrations as well as specially designed hardback bindings. See below for the full list of Folio Science Fiction and Horror books.
Ray Bradbury’s classic envisages a dystopian future in which the job of firemen is to seek out books and burn them. In this edition, introduced by Michael Moorcock, Sam Weber’s astonishing illustrations perfectly capture the novel’s haunting atmosphere.
Introduced by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. Drawing on contemporary politics, ancient history and mathematics Asimov's extraordinary science-fiction epic of the decline and fall of a Galactic Empire is as gripping as it is utterly unique.
First published in 1913-4, The Golem is a haunting Gothic tale of stolen identity and persecution, set in a strange underworld peopled by fantastical characters. The red-headed prostitute Rosina, the junk-dealer Aaron Wassertrum, puppeteers, street musicians and a deafmute silhouette artist.
An award-winning edition of an award-winning novel, with artists Elena and Anna Balbusso receiving a Gold Award from The American Society of Illustrators for their depiction of the handmaids. The novel launched Margaret Atwood onto the international stage, winning her the inaugural Arthur C. Clarke award for science fiction.
Douglas Adams brilliantly combines science fiction with the finest tradition of English humour. In this, the first of his ‘trilogy of five’, he introduces Earthbound readers to Zaphod Beeblebrox, Marvin the Paranoid Android, Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, the Babel fish and the stolen Heart of Gold starship.
In a Glass Darkly presents a series of five stories from the casebook of Dr Martin Hesselius, a physician interested in ‘metaphysical’ maladies. The acknowledged master of the supernatural genre, writer Sheridan Le Fanu's short stories blend elements of Gothic horror, Irish folklore and psychological realism with uniquely unsettling and convincing results.
One of our members’ most requested titles, The Master and Margarita is a work of dark humour and lyrical force that became a beacon of optimism and freedom in Russia and the rest of the world. Peter Suart’s dramatic illustrations provide a fitting accompaniment to this luminous satire.
Douglas Adams’s work has been compared to that of Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Stoppard and even Jonathan Swift. In his introduction, science-fiction writer Adam Roberts describes this novel as ‘that rare thing: a sequel that surpasses its original’.