The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

The word-of-mouth bestseller you won't want to miss

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

'ONE OF THE FICTION HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DECADE' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club Featured in the Richard and Judy Book Club, the BBC Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club Winner of the John W. Campbell Award Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award SOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIME No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes - until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says. 'I need to send a message.' This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow. This is the extraordinary journey of one unforgettable character - a story of friendship and betrayal, loyalty and redemption, love and loneliness and the inevitable march of time. Perfect for readers of How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. 'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club 'Beautiful and gripping' Guardian 'An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful' M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS 'Terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness 'The writing is impeccable . . Plus Harry is a fascinating main character' Heat 'I don't say this lightly but The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is one of the top ten books I've ever read' James Dashner, bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER Also by Claire North Novels: Touch The Sudden Appearance of Hope (winner of the World Fantasy Award) The End of the Day (shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award) 84K (shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award) The Gameshouse The Pursuit of William Abbey Digital novellas: The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1 The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2 The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3

Touch

Touch

The electrifying new thriller from the author of the acclaimed The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. Kepler is like you, but not like you. With a simple touch, Kepler can move into any body, live any life - for a moment, a day or for years. And your life could be next. SOME PEOPLE TOUCH LIVES. OTHERS TAKE THEM. I DO BOTH. 'Just extraordinary' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times 'Dazzlingly imaginative' Sunday Mirror 'Breathless and brilliantly original' Love Reading 'Destined to be one of the biggest thrillers of the year' Rick O'Shea, radio presenter Discover the mesmerising new novel from one of the most original new voices in modern fiction. Also by Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August The Sudden Appearance of Hope (winner of the World Fantasy Award 2017) The End of the Day (shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2017) 84K The Gameshouse

The Pursuit of William Abbey

The Pursuit of William Abbey

'MESMERIC, TERRIFYING AND WONDERFUL' M. R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts 'I was cursed in Natal, in 1884. Cursed by truth and by blood. The shadow took to me, and we have been together since.' From the bestselling and award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K comes a powerful new novel about a young man haunted by a ghost from his past, and by the dark crimes committed in the name of the British empire. 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times 'An irresistible haunting thrill' Joe Hill author of Horns and Locke and Key 'Remarkable . . . One of the most moving, horrifying and gut-wrenching novels of the year' NPR 'A suspenseful tale of the truths that lie hidden in the human heart' Kirkus 'North goes from strength to strength' Guardian 'North's most ambitious novel to date' Locus 'A master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination' Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls Novels by Claire North: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Touch The Sudden Appearance of Hope The End of the Day 84K The Gameshouse The Pursuit of William Abbey

The Gameshouse

The Serpent, The Thief and The Master

The Gameshouse

Everyone has heard of the Gameshouse. But few know all its secrets . . . It is the place where fortunes can be made and lost though chess, backgammon - every game under the sun. But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league . . . where the games played are of politics and nations, of economics and kings. It is a contest where Capture the Castle involves real castles and where hide and seek takes place on the scale of a continent. Among those worthy of competing in the higher league, three unusually talented contestants play for the highest stakes of all . . . From Claire North, author of word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and one of the most original new voices in modern fiction, comes the mesmerising tale of the Gameshouse, where games of chance and skill control the fate of empires. *Originally published as three digital-only instalments: The Serpent, The Thief and The Master.* Praise for Claire North: 'One of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times 'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent 'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian 'Terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness

The Sudden Appearance of Hope

WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD

The Sudden Appearance of Hope

***WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD*** ***CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD*** My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was sixteen years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous . . . The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever. Praise for Claire North: 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times 'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent 'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian 'Well-paced, brilliant and balanced' New York Times 'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club Also by Claire North: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Touch The End of the Day 84K The Gameshouse The Pursuit of William Abbey

One of Us

One of Us

'The Girl with All The Gifts meets To Kill A Mockingbird' Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August 'It's quite rare to find a story with this much heartbreaking impact . . . this is skilful, powerful stuff' SciFiNow THEY CALL IT THE PLAGUE A generation of children born with extreme genetic mutations THEY CALL IT A HOME But it's a place of neglect and forced labour THEY CALL HIM A FREAK But Dog is just a boy who wants to be treated as normal THEY CALL THEM DANGEROUS They might be right The story of a lost generation, and a boy who just wants to be one of us. 'One of Us is a stunning achievement in speculative fiction' Shelf Awareness 'An amazing tour-de-force . . . One of Us rattled me to the core. An engrossing, emotionally-charged book and a work of terrible beauty. I loved it, heart and soul' John Dixon 'Without a doubt one of the best books I'll read this year . . . a compelling work of near perfection' Bracken MacLeod 'This is not a kind book, or a gentle book, or a book that pulls its punches. But it's a powerful book and it will change you' Seanan McGuire

The Firmament of Flame

The Firmament of Flame

The explosive conclusion to the epic saga that started with THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED, the space opera SFX calls 'a glorious romp'! Always outnumbered, always outflanked. That’s the motto of the Justified, the small band of mercenaries who are determined to set the universe to rights after accidentally unleashing a cataclysm upon it. Find the fight before it finds you. But they’re not the only people who are trying to change the order of the universe. A group of psychotic beings, the Cyn, seem determined to stop the Justified. Hit them before they hit you. This little band of heroes are going to have to travel to the farthest reaches of the universe in order to stop the Cyn and save the world. But there’s a balance to the universe… and they’re just about to upset it. Hard. *** Praise for Drew Williams and the Universe After series *** ‘A proper space spectacular, the love child of Destiny and StarWars, raised by Firefly on a steady diet of Resident Evil… The dialogue is snappy and the jokes are laugh out loud: an escapist, gleeful, explodey space opera’ Tor.com ‘The only thing more fun than a bonkers space battle is a whole book packed with bonkers space battles. Come for the exploding spaceships, stay for the intriguing universe’ Becky Chambers, author of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet 'An immersive, rollicking yarn’ SFX 'Pirates, smugglers, soldiers, spies, snarky spaceships, and really big guns . . . and that's just the first chapter. The action gets bigger, the stakes get higher, and I loved it!' Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

84K

'An eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece' Emily St John Mandel

84K

'AN EERILY PLAUSIBLE DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE' Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN 'AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL . . . with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale' Cory Doctorow *CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES/PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD* From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where you can get away with anything . . . Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny. Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet. Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up. From the award-winning Claire North comes an electrifying and provocative new novel which will resonate with readers around the world. Praise for 84K: 'Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists' Booklist 'Claire North goes from strength to strength . . . A tense, moving story' Guardian 'Absolutely breath-taking... An early and compelling candidate for best novel of 2018' SciFi Magazine 'A dystopian anthem for the modern activist . . . 84K is an important book but also a cracking thriller . . . Quite simply, North's best book so far' Starburst 'North is an original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times