I think this safely qualifies as high-concept.
The Monster's Wife by Kate Horsley (Barbican Press, £12.99)
In the beginning, there was no Ben Okri, and darkness moved upon the face of the waters.
The once-cultish literary critic Darko Suvin said that the definitional basis of science fiction was "cognitive estrangement", a hard-to-explain and almost subliminal sense that things are not as they should be.
In the foreword to this historical novel of 1977, Robert Merle wrote he had no definite plans for a sequel.
Per Petterson's Norway is dark and joyless.
In Death Sentences, veteran editor Otto Penzler collects 15 novellas from some of crime fiction's biggest talents, each concerned with the intersection of crime and literature.
Effie Gray by Suzanne Fagence Cooper (Duckworth Overlook, £8.99)