Bernard Cornwell – The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell is the 10th book in the Last Kingdom series set in 10th-century Britain. It is very much centred on Uhtred finally winning back his fortress at Bebbanburg from his despicable cousin.

Philip K Dick – The Crack in Space

The Crack in Space is not one of Dick’s best books, despite it being written in a very productive period of time (1963-64). However, it does contain numerous interesting ideas, not least of which is America’s first black president.