It’s been a bunch of fun blogging about new releases in the UK for the last few years. Sadly, circumstances have conspired against the future of the British Fiction Hitlist. To wit, this will be the last edition.
But stem the tide of your tears, please—enough milk has been spilt—and take heart that we have the latter half of March to transition into acceptance; a period of two weeks bolstered by a bunch of promising new novels, not least The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie, which looks to scratch some of the same itches The Night Circus did. You’re also likely to have a tentacle of a time with Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory; and look out, too, for Prudence, the first volume of Gail Carriger’s Custard Protocol. Last but not least, I have high hopes that The Glorious Angels will mark a return to form for Justina Robson.
This edition of the Hitlist also features new books by Stephen Jones, Justim Somper, Lavie Tidhar & Rebecca Levene, Tom Lloyd, Mario Routi, Christopher Fowler, Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson, Debbie Johnson, Gavin G. Smith, Chrysler Szarlan, David Wingrove, Daryl Gregory and Marie Brennan.