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What to read …… and watch on TV and in the cinema to pass the colder evenings this autumn and winter

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

There is a bit of a Sci-Fi/Fantasy fest going on, on our screens this autumn/winter and beyond.

The new Moorland Road Community Library display brings you some of the highlights ……

reminders of books you have read and know you want to read…..

and a tasters of what you can expect for titles that are new to you.

If you need more information, Chris Grimwood, one of the MRCL volunteers, has kindly made a display of the books we have in the library and provided a personal take on some of his recommended reads…

Pop in, take a look, and borrow a book.

And if you want more help choosing other good books in this genre, why not come to MRCL on a Saturday when Chris is often doing a shift (give a ring before if you are going to make a special trip here as Chris is not on every Saturday) and he will happily help you choose from or shelves or reserve a title for you through Libraries West.


Wheel of Time

by Robert Jordan

“The Wheel of Time” is a series of high fantasy novels by American author Robert Jordan, with Brandon Sanderson as a co-author for the final three novels. The series is set in an unnamed world where time is cyclical and the action therefore takes place simultaneously in Earth’s distant past AND distant future. The Randlands or the World of the Wheel, names adopted by fans to refer to the world where The Wheel of Time takes place, are derived from both the name of the central character and a section of the companion book “The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time”.



by Frank Herbert

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.


The Lord of the Rings

by J R Tolkien

“The Lord of the Rings” is an epic high-fantasy novel by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. Set in Middle-earth, intended to be Earth at some distant time in the past, the story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 children's book “The Hobbit” but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, “The Lord of the Rings” is one of the best-selling books ever written with over 150 million copies sold worldwide.


The Chronicles of Narnia

by C S Lewis

“The Chronicles of Narnia” is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author C. S. Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Originally published between 1950 and 1956, “The Chronicles of Narnia” has been adapted for radio, television, the stage, film and computer games. The series is set in the fictional realm of Narnia, a fantasy world of magic, mythical beasts and talking animals. It narrates the adventures of various children who all play central roles in the unfolding history of the Narnian world.


His Dark Materials

by Philip Pullman

“His Dark Materials” is a trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman consisting of “Northern Lights”, “The Subtle Knife” , and “The Amber Spyglass”. It follows the coming of age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes.


Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi

“Children of Blood and Bone” is a young adult fantasy novel by Nigerian-American novelist Tomi Adeyemi. The book, Adeyemi's debut novel and the first book in a planned trilogy, follows heroine Zélie Adebola as she attempts to restore magic to the kingdom of Orïsha, following the ruling class Kosidáns' brutal suppression of the class of magic practitioners Zélie belongs to, the Maji.

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