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Science, space battles, politics and lurve : The Risen Empire by Scott Westerfeld (Orbit, 2006)

Envisioned by Westerfeld as “a space opera for my 14-year-old self, who always wanted big, ass-kicking space battles and hostage rescues and armor-suited ground actions, but ones that made some kind of scientific sense”, this novel is widescreen baroque through to its core.

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Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen (Orbit, 2011)

Despite being ineligible for the Sexy Zombie Awards, Married With Zombies serves as further evidence that zombies really are the trend of the moment. Taking its cues from Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead, Petersen’s tale is a romantic comedy about a couple whose failing marriage is given a new lease of life by a zombie apocalypse.

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