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The Lives of Tao

Written by Wesley Chu


Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Angry Robot
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-85766-329-0 (0-85766-329-1)

2014 ALEX Award Winner
 
When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it.

He wasn’t.

He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ready Player One

Written by Ernest Cline


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88743-6 (0-307-88743-X)

Winner of the 2012 Alex Award
A 2011 School Library Journal "Best Adult Book 4 Teens"


At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages... Read more >

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Tales of the Unexpected

Written by Roald Dahl


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 1990
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72989-1 (0-679-72989-5)

This collection of stories showcases Roald Dahl’s vivid imagination as he introduces readers to a new sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary. Read more >

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Fool's Republic
A Novel
Written by Gordon W. Dale


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-972-8 (1-55643-972-5)

Citizens’ stories of state abuse, from secret wiretapping to unjust imprisonment and worse, make headlines daily. In the hands of novelist Gordon W. Dale, they drive a masterful political thriller. As Fool’s Republic opens, Simon Wyley floats in a tiny all-white cell. A short-order cook with a genius-level IQ, Wyley has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Aye, and Gomorrah
And Other Stories
Written by Samuel R. Delany


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70671-4 (0-375-70671-2)

A father must come to terms with his son’s death in the war. In Venice an architecture student commits a crime of passion. A white southern airport loader tries to do a favor for a black northern child. The ordinary stuff of ordinary fiction—but with a difference! These tales take place... Read more >

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Babel-17/Empire Star

Written by Samuel R. Delany


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70669-1 (0-375-70669-0)

Author of the bestselling Dhalgren and winner of four Nebulas and one Hugo, Samuel R. Delany is one of the most acclaimed writers of speculative fiction.

Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret... Read more >

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Dhalgren

Written by Samuel R. Delany


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70668-4 (0-375-70668-2)

In Dhalgren, perhaps one of the most profound and bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel "to stand with the best American fiction of the 1970s" (Jonathan Lethem).

Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there…. The... Read more >

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The Fall of the Towers

Written by Samuel R. Delany


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3132-0 (1-4000-3132-X)

Come and enter Samuel Delany’s tomorow, in this trilogy of high adventure, with acrobats and urchins, criminals and courtiers, fishermen and factory-workers, madmen and mind-readers, dwarves and ducheses, giants and geniuses, merchants and mathematicians, soldiers and scholars, pirates and poets, and a gallery of aliens who fly, crawl, burrow, or swim... Read more >

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Nova

Written by Samuel R. Delany


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70670-7 (0-375-70670-4)

Given that the suns of Draco stretch almost sixteen light years from end to end, it stands to reason that the cost of transportation is the most important factor of the 32nd century. And since Illyrion is the element most needed for space travel, Lorq von Ray is plenty willing to... Read more >

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Written by Philip K. Dick


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: May 28, 1996
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40447-3 (0-345-40447-5)

Selected for Common Reading at Virginia Commonwealth University


"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."
--John Brunner

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time. By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Radio Free Albemuth

Written by Philip K. Dick


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 14, 1998
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78137-0 (0-679-78137-4)

In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy... Read more >

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Vintage PKD

Written by Philip K. Dick


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9607-7 (1-4000-9607-3)

In his novels and stories, which have inspired and entertained generations of readers, Philip K. Dick created a visionary, sometimes prophetic, literature of paranoia in which ordinary men and women confront the fearsome realities of a future that is often clearly recognizable.
Vintage PKD includes excerpts from the novels: VALIS, A Scanner... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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334
A Novel
Written by Thomas M. Disch


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70544-1 (0-375-70544-9)

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Camp Concentration
A Novel
Written by Thomas M. Disch


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70545-8 (0-375-70545-7)

In this chillingly plausible work of speculative fiction, Thomas M. Disch imagines an alternate 1970s in which America has declared war on the rest of the world and much of its own citizenry and is willing to use any weapon to assure victory. Louis Sacchetti, a poet imprisoned for draft resistance... Read more >

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The Genocides

Written by Thomas M. Disch


Format: Trade Paperback, 162 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70546-5 (0-375-70546-5)

This spectacular novel established Thomas M. Disch as a major new force in science fiction. First published in 1965, it was immediately labeled a masterpiece reminiscent of the works of J.G. Ballard and H.G. Wells

In this harrowing novel, the world's cities have been reduced to cinder and ash and alien... Read more >

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William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Written by Ian Doescher


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59474-637-6 (1-59474-637-0)

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Stolen Child

Written by Keith Donohue


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9653-4 (1-4000-9653-7)

“I am a changeling–a word that describes within its own name what we are bound and intended to do. We kidnap a human child and replace him or her with one of our own. . . .”

The double story of Henry Day begins in 1949, when he is kidnapped at age... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Lost World

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Introduction by Michael Crichton


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6725-8 (0-8129-6725-9)

In The Lost World, the first in a series of books to feature the bold Professor Challenger—a character many critics consider one of the most finely drawn in science fiction—Challenger and his party embark on an expedition to a remote Amazonian plateau where, as the good professor puts it, “the ordinary... Read more >

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Acacia
The Acacia Trilogy, Book One
Written by David Anthony Durham


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94713-0 (0-307-94713-0)

Welcome to Acacia . . .

Born into generations of prosperity, the four royal children of the Akaran dynasty know little of the world outside their opulent island paradise. But when an assassin strikes at the heart of their power, their lives are changed forever.

Forced to flee to distant corners and separated... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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Acacia
The Acacia Trilogy, Book One
Written by David Anthony Durham


Format: Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-72252-0 (0-385-72252-4)

Born into generations of prosperity, the four royal children of the Akaran dynasty know little of the world outside their opulent island paradise. But when an assassin strikes at the heart of their power, their lives are changed forever.

Forced to flee to distant corners and separated against their will, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Other Lands
The Acacia Trilogy, Book Two
Written by David Anthony Durham


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94714-7 (0-307-94714-9)

David Anthony Durham’s gripping Acacia Trilogy continues with an epic novel where loyalties are tested, new worlds are discovered, and battle lines are being drawn.

A few years have passed since Queen Corinn has usurped control of the Known World—and she now rules with an iron fist. With plans to expand her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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The Other Lands
The Acacia Trilogy, Book Two
Written by David Anthony Durham


Format: Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-38676-2 (0-307-38676-7)

David Anthony Durham’s gripping Acacia Trilogy continues with an epic novel where loyalties are tested, new worlds are discovered, and battle lines are being drawn.

A few years have passed since Queen Corinn has usurped control of the Known World—and she now rules with an iron fist. With plans to expand her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Sacred Band
The Acacia Trilogy, Book Three
Written by David Anthony Durham


Format: Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-73960-5 (0-307-73960-0)

As The Sacred Band begins, Queen Corinn bestrides the world as a result of her mastery of spells from the Book of Elenet. Her younger brother, Dariel, has been sent on a perilous mis­sion to the Other Lands. And her sister, Mena, travels to the far north to face an invasion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Earth Girl

Written by Janet Edwards


Format: Hardcover, 350 pages
Publisher: Pyr
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-61614-765-5 (1-61614-765-2)

In the year 2788, only the handicapped live on Earth. Eighteen-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can’t travel to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Gone-Away World

Written by Nick Harkaway


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38907-7 (0-307-38907-3)

A hilarious, action-packed look at the apocalypse that combines a touching tale of friendship, a thrilling war story, and an all out kung-fu infusedmission to save the world.

Gonzo Lubitch and his best friend have been inseparable since birth. They grew up together, they studiedmartial arts together, they rebelled in college together... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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