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The Golden City
Book Three of the Fourth Realm Trilogy
Written by John Twelve Hawks

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7931-5 (1-4000-7931-4)

A world that exists in the shadow of our own . . . the thrilling conclusion to John Twelve Hawks's Fourth Realm trilogy, The Golden City is packed with the knife-edge tension, intriguing characters, and startling plot twists that made The Traveler and The Dark River international hits.

In The Golden City... Read more >

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The Traveler
Book One of the Fourth Realm Trilogy
Written by John Twelve Hawks

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 18, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7929-2 (1-4000-7929-2)

In London, Maya, a young woman trained to fight by her powerful father, uses the latest technology to elude detection when walking past the thousands of surveillance cameras that watch the city. In New York, a secret shadow organization uses a victim’s own GPS to hunt him down and kill him... Read more >

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The Unit

Written by Ninni Holmqvist
Translated by Marlaine Delargy

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-313-2 (1-59051-313-4)

A 2009 Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection

One day in early spring, Dorrit Weger is checked into the Second Reserve Bank Unit for biological material. She is promised a nicely furnished apartment inside the Unit, where she will make new friends, enjoy the state of the art recreation facilities, and live the few... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Rapture

Written by Liz Jensen

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52821-4 (0-385-52821-3)

An electrifying story of science, faith, love, and self-destruction in a world on the brink.

It is a June unlike any other before, with temperatures soaring to asphyxiating heights. All across the world, freak weather patterns—and the life-shattering catastrophes they entail—have become the norm. The twenty-first century has entered a new... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Glass Bees

Written by Ernst Junger
Translated by Louise Bogan and Elizabeth Mayer
Introduction by Bruce Sterling

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 30, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-940322-55-4 (0-940322-55-2)

In The Glass Bees the celebrated German writer Ernst Jünger presents a disconcerting vision of the future. Zapparoni, a brilliant businessman, has turned his advanced understanding of technology and his strategic command of the information and entertainment industries into a discrete form of global domination. But Zapparoni is worried that the... Read more >

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The Flowers of Edo

Written by Michael Dana Kennedy

Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-934287-80-4 (1-934287-80-6)

What if the U.S., like in Normandy, landed on the shores of Japan to engage in a massive tide-turning ground campaign?

In The Flowers of Edo, writer and renown WWII researcher Michael Dana Kennedy explores this alternate history in a revealing work of literary fiction. The story begins with Japanese-American Kenji Kobayashi... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Micah Grey, Book 1
Written by Laura Lam

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-908844-37-8 (1-908844-37-X)

Nominated for the 2014 ALA Rainbow List
R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass – remnants of a mysterious civilization long gone – are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Girl in Landscape
A Novel
Written by Jonathan Lethem

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 1999
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70391-1 (0-375-70391-8)

One the irrepressibly inventive Jonathan Lethem could weld science fiction and the Western into a mesmerizing novel of exploration and otherness, sexual awakening and loss. At the age of 13 Pella Marsh loses her mother and her home on the scorched husk that is planet Earth. Her sorrowing family emigrates to... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft

Written by H.P. Lovecraft

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: July 7, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50660-7 (0-440-50660-3)

Explore the marvelous complexity of Lovecraft's writing—including his use of literary allusions, biographical details, and obscure references in this rich, in-depth exploration of great horror fiction from the acknowledged master of the weird, including the stories "Herbert West—Reanimator", "Pickman's Model", "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Thing on the Doorstep", "The Horror... Read more >

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A Novel
Written by Andri Snaer Magnason
Translated by Victoria Cribb

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-426-8 (1-60980-426-0)

LoveStar, the enigmatic and obsessively driven founder of the LoveStar corporation, has unlocked the key to transmitting data via birdwaves, thus freeing mankind from wires and devices, and allowing consumerism, technology, and science to run rampant over all aspects of daily life. Cordless modern men and women are paid to howl... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Road

Written by Cormac McCarthy

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 28, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38789-9 (0-307-38789-5)

The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Written by Ian McDonald

Format: Hardcover, 269 pages
Publisher: Pyr
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-541-5 (1-61614-541-2)

2013 YALSA pick: Best Fiction for Young Adults

There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one of billions of parallel earths. When Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Perdido Street Station

Written by China Mieville

Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: February 27, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44302-1 (0-345-44302-0)

***Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2002***

A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and wonderfully realized characters, Perdido Street Station offers an eerie, voluptuously crafted world.

Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a paperback.

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The Man with the Compound Eyes
A Novel
Written by Wu Ming-Yi

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90796-7 (0-307-90796-1)

When a tsunami sends a massive island made entirely of trash crashing into the Taiwanese coast, two very different people—an outcast from a mythical island and a woman on the verge of suicide—are united in ways they never could have imagined. Here is the English-language debut of a new and exciting... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Anno Dracula

Written by Kim Newman

Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-85768-083-9 (0-85768-083-8)

It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel follows vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Written by Larry Niven

Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: September 12, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-33392-6 (0-345-33392-6)

This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel is the gripping story of a ring-shaped world around a distant sun. This is a sweeping vision of a future world - a world three million times the area of earth. Read more >

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Ringworld Engineers

Written by Larry Niven

Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: November 12, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-33430-5 (0-345-33430-2)

This rousing sequel to the classic Ringworld, continues the adventures of Louis Wu and Speaker-to-animals on the fantastic Ringworld planet.   Read more >

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Ringworld Throne

Written by Larry Niven

Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: March 30, 1997
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-41296-6 (0-345-41296-6)

Over half a million years ago, 248 light-years form Earth, an unimaginably advanced civilization built itself a new home.  A ring a million miles high, the new habitat stretched in a vast 600-million-mile circle around stable sun-type star.  Its 600 trillion square miles of surface area were the equivalent of three million Earths... Read more >

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Written by Craig Nova

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3117-7 (1-4000-3117-6)

As a programmer for Galapagos Wetware, Hal Briggs is responsible for writing the genetic code for simple, efficient creatures to be employed in menial jobs—sweeping streets or washing dishes. But the demands for “wetware” are changing, and Briggs is given a project that calls for more sophisticated models: clients are demanding... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Great Bay
Chronicles of the Collapse
Written by Dale Pendell

Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-895-0 (1-55643-895-8)

WINNER, Best Science Fiction, 2010 Green Book Festival

Based in scientific reality, Dale Pendell presents a powerful fictional vision of a fast-approaching future in which sea levels rise and a decimated population must find new ways to live. The Great Bay begins in 2021 with a worldwide pandemic followed by the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

Written by Otto Penzler

Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74089-2 (0-307-74089-7)

Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! is the darkest, the living-deadliest, scariest--and dare we say most tasteful--collection of zombie stories ever assembled. It’s so good, it's a no-brainer.

There is never a dull moment in the world of zombies. They are superstars of horror and they are everywhere, storming the world of print and visual... Read more >

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The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To

Written by DC Pierson

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47461-2 (0-307-47461-5)

A wildly original and hilarious debut novel about the typical high school experience: the homework, the awkwardness, and the mutant creatures from another galaxy.

When Darren Bennett meets Eric Lederer, there’s an instant connection. They share a love of drawing, the bottom rung on the cruel high school social ladder and a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Science of Discworld
A Novel
Written by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8041-6894-6 (0-8041-6894-6)

Not just another science book and not just another Discworld novella, The Science of Discworld is a creative, mind-bending mash-up of fiction and fact, that offers a wizard’s-eye view of our world that will forever change how you look at the universe.

Can Unseen University’s eccentric wizards and orangutan Librarian possibly shed any useful... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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His Dark Materials
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
Written by Philip Pullman
Preface by Philip Pullman
Introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95783-2 (0-307-95783-7)

The only hardcover omnibus of the best-selling and award-winning fantasy trilogy, in a Contemporary Classics edition.

Philip Pullman's trilogy is a masterpiece that transcends genre and appeals to readers of all ages. His heroine, Lyra, is an orphan living in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are entwined. The... Read more >
Also available as a boxed set.

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The Wolf Gift
The Wolf Gift Chronicles (1)
Written by Anne Rice

Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74210-0 (0-307-74210-5)

When Reuben Golding, a young reporter on assignment, arrives at a secluded mansion on a bluff high above the Pacific, it’s at the behest of the home’s enigmatic female owner. She quickly seduces him, but their idyllic night is shattered by violence when the man is inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he... Read more >
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