New in paperback and children's books

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Meltdown - Close to the Sun - Dissent - Iron Man

Meltdown by Paul Mason (Verso £8.99)

This fully updated new edition, subtitled The End of the Age of Greed, exposes the faultlines and the ideology that took the system to the brink and argues that the economic crisis marks the end of the era of neoliberalism.

Flying Close to the Sun by Cathy Wilkerson (Seven Stories £12.99)

This memoir tells the story of Cathy Wilkerson's life as a young activist in the civil rights movement and the Weathermen in the US during the 1960s.

The Verso Book of Dissent (Verso £12.99)

To celebrate their 40-year anniversary Verso have brought together quotes and extracts from "dreamers and dissenters" across the ages - "from Spartacus to the shoe thrower of Baghdad".

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes (Walker £15)

A mysterious iron giant falls to earth and starts eating farming machinery. This new edition of the classic children's story is a fable against war and environmental destruction.