At the start of every year, we - like many websites - look back at the year that has passed swiftly by and consider what books we enjoyed.

Usually SFBook just chooses one "Book of the Year" however this time our reviewers have also thought about the book that they most enjoyed reading in 2014.

Cleggy Chose:

DL Denham Chose:

Vanessa Chose:

And Ant, well that is where book of the year comes in. As a reminder those on the shortlist are:

Every single book on that list was a rewarding, sometimes challenging but enjoyable read. There can of course be only one winner, this year it goes to a book that is simply exceptional. A majestic, memorable read that deserves to be read by as wide an audience as possible.

This year the SFBook Book of the year is:

Europe In Autumn by Dave Hutchinson