Brave New World

Huxley’s best-known novel; a prophetic classic of speculative fiction that continues to resonate. More

Divergent

First book in the Divergent trilogy, which has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide. More

I, Robot

Asimov’s science fiction masterpiece that influenced a legion of future authors. More

Flashman

When this novel was first published, many critics mistakenly accepted it as a genuine historical memoir. More

The Exorcist

The first horror story to reach number one on the New York Times bestseller list. More

George R. R. Martin

It was in 1993 that George R. R. Martin–already an acclaimed author of science fiction and horror novels, and well known for his work in Hollywood as a screenwriter on The Twilight Zone and Beauty and the Beast–decided he needed a broader outlet for his creativity and conceived of A Song of Ice and Fire, a truly monumental fantasy series. More

Letter from Agatha Christie

This letter from Agatha Christie (here signing with her second married name, Mallowan) shows the close relationship she had with Collins publisher Billy Collins. More

American Gods

An instant classic and winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. More

Gorky Park

First book in the Arkady Renko series, which became an instant bestseller and changed the crime fiction genre. More

The Dispossessed

The classic utopian science fiction; winner of the Hugo, Locus, and Nebula Awards. More

1972: Avon launches the historical romance genre…

Avon launches the historical romance genre when it publishes Kathleen Woodiwiss’s The Flame and the Flower, a historical romance with a strong female lead and sexual situations that go a step beyond the tame romances of earlier eras. More