Orwell's chilling farmyard parody of Soviet Russia is brought vividly to life with illustrations by Quentin Blake.
In this award-winning, lucid and entertainingly written book, Dawkins uses the great scientific discoveries of modern times - from DNA to the power of computing and the electron microscope - to lead the reader step by logical step towards a heightened understanding of evolution.
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.
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.
One of the most influential novels of the 20th century, it is both a gripping thriller and an ingenious parable about the nature of civilisation. Following a plane crash, a group of schoolboys is left marooned on a tropical island. Their initial attempts at co-operation soon flounder and, as the veneer of civilisation wears away, their primitive instincts are unleashed.
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.
In this award-winning history, Mary Beard guides us through the daily life of Pompeii – an existence that is far more complex than we might have realised. Lively, exciting and accessible, this book brings us as close as possible to the real Pompeii.
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’.
The Wind in the Willows is about many things – the changing seasons, the beauty and fragility of nature, the thrill of the open road, and the creeping tide of suburbia – but it is the glorious adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger that have enchanted children and their parents for over a century. A glorious edition of the children's classic, with enchanting illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk.