Seriously, cut it out, publishers. Are you trying to ruin us? There are so many incredible books coming out this month, it’s unreal. China Mieville, Charles Stross, Austin Grossman, Jesse Ball, William T Vollmann... it’s all happening. Here are July’s must-read science fiction and fantasy books.
Essayist Geoff Nicholson once tried to win a childhood reading contest by devouring science fiction stories. Now he's struggling with a crucial question: why are some writers so prolific, and others slower than you'd like?