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Star Wars

From the spectacular artwork of the Star Wars comics to the playful Lego® Star Wars figures, the inventive activity books for children to the comprehensive encyclopaedias, there are Star Wars gifts for everyone craving epic battles between the dark side and the light.

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A Song of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire, better known as A Game of Thrones to watchers of the cult HBO show, is now legend - the most popular fantasy series of our time, and set to intrigue fans for many more years to come, if the rumours of a new novel are proven true.

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Doctor Who has provided a bastion of great British science fiction writing for over 50 years - with writers new and old among the hallowed ranks of esteemed authors taking up the mantle to craft these seminal sci-fi classics.

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Naomi Alderman: A Fantasy and Sci Fi Revival?

Today sees the release of the Penguin Worlds Seriesfive unmissable science fiction, fantasy and horror classics, reissued with spectacularly vivid covers designed by Notting Hill-based design studio La Boca with a firm eye on the publisher's SF heritage of the 1970s. To introduce the series for us, and to explore the ways in which Science Fiction and Fantasy may be seeing a renaissance, we are thrilled to present the following article by Naomi Alderman, voted in 2013 by Granta as one of their prestigious Best Young British Novelists and author of the highly anticipated novel, The Power.

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Introducing Miss Peregrine and her Exceedingly Peculiar Children

As Tim Burton’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ bestselling novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits the screens,Waterstones invites you to step inside a world like no other, brought to life in this visually breathtaking new film.

Open the door to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a quarantine, an orphanage, a home for the bizarre and the potentially dangerous.

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Cover to Cover

Great book jacket design is often based on the unique harmony of design and illustration, a delicate balance that has the potential to make or break a title in a sometimes rich marketplace. Stormdancer creator Jay Kristoff’s epic new fantasy Nevernight provided HarperCollins designer Cherie Chapman with the opportunity to create one of the most striking covers we've seen this year and the chance to collaborate with master-illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Writing exclusively for Waterstones,  Cherie takes us from concept through to print.

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Delve into parallel worlds with these epic fantasy books and urban fantasy series, and explore galaxy-spanning futuristic universes in our highly-recommended space opera books. Or, if it's a scare you're looking for, take a look at our horror books and ghost stories for a frighteningly good read.