The best science fiction and fantasy – review roundup

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The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence; The Book of Koli by MR Carey; Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth; Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova; Looking Glass by Christina Henry Mark Lawrence has produced more than a dozen novels in a decade, and The Girl and the Stars (Harper Voyager, £14.99) is one of the best. His previous series, The Book of the Ancestor, was set in the lush equatorial region of the planet Abeth. The Girl and the Stars explores that world’s harsh polar region, where the temperature is 40 below zero and the Ictha people eke out a precarious existence on inhospitable ice plains. Life is …

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