We, Robots

Science fiction author Simon Ings selects 100 of the best short stories on artificial intelligence. To ready us for the inevitable, here are 100 of the best short stories ever written – most of them by humans – about robots and artificial minds. Read them while you can, learn from them, and make your preparations… […]

Fake Accounts

A wry, provocative and very funny debut novel about identity, authenticity and the self in the age of the internet On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, a young woman snoops through her boyfriend’s phone and makes a startling discovery: he’s an anonymous Internet conspiracy theorist, and a popular one at that. Already fluent in […]

What Do Animals Think and Feel?

A fascinating study of animal behaviour, from an eminent German marine biologist, revealing them to be as sentient and self-aware as we humans are. In What Do Animals Think and Feel?, the biologist Karsten Brensing has something astonishing to tell us about the animal kingdom: namely that animals, by any reasonable assessment, have developed the […]

The Bravest Voices

This timeless memoir documents two sisters’ bravery leading up to WWII – a singular historical account that shines a light on one of humanity’s darkest hours. Ida and Louise Cook are two ordinary Englishwomen, seemingly destined never to stray from their quiet London suburb and comfortable jobs – Ida as a budding romance novelist and […]

Loud

What goes on tour stays on tour – unless you’re the the first woman roadie in the world At just fifteen, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock ‘n’ roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager she headed to the […]

Honey Blood

I thought if I was going to die I should write some things down’ Kirsty Everett was going to be an Olympic gymnast. But as she made plans to win gold, life, as it does, laughed at the goal she’d set. Aged nine, she was diagnosed with leukaemia and spent the next two and a […]

What If We Stopped Pretending

The climate crisis is here. Our chance to stop it has come and gone, but this doesn’t have to mean the world is ending. ‘Today, the scientific evidence verges on irrefutable. If you’re younger than sixty, you have a good chance of witnessing the radical destabilization of life on earth-massive crop failures, apocalyptic fires, imploding […]

Make It Happen: How to be an Activitist

‘Make It Happen reminds us that people of any age can create change in their communities. From finding allies to setting goals, everyone who wants to contribute to a better future can learn from Amika’s book.’ Malala Yousafzai GET UP. SPEAK UP. DON’T GIVE UP. In the spring of 2017, 17-year-old Amika George founded the […]

30 Easy Ways to Join the Green Revolution

Following the groundbreaking 30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution, Ollie Hunter is back with his second book, 30 Easy Ways to Join the Green Revolution. This time he’s tackling sustainability in our day-to-day lives, delving into the flaws in our current systems and cycles and exploring future options to create and live in […]