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The Fireborne Blade By Charlotte Bond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250290311
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Published: Tordotcom - May 28th, 2024

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Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart: And Other Stories By GennaRose Nethercott Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593314180
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Published: Vintage - February 6th, 2024

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The Vaster Wilds: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593418390
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 12th, 2023

The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff  I'd call this a survival story, but it reads rather like a myth or a dream-narrative, with both a suspension of time and place and heartbreaking details sculpted by stunning prose. While it feels harsh at times and unflinchingly brutal there is little drama or dwelling on suffering that you might find in a survival story.  I read it all in one day, its absorbing and lovely. - Meadow


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Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063021433
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Published: Harper Voyager - August 29th, 2023

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Witch King (The Rising World #1) By Martha Wells Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250826794
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Published: Tor Books - May 30th, 2023

Entrancing new fantasy mystery epic. Betrayal, alliances, politics in an excitingly lush world with a new take on demons and and magic. I loved every minute of it. The characters are relatable and well rounded and their struggles resonate and throughout the vivid plot.


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A Psalm for the Wild-Built: A Monk and Robot Book (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250236210
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Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

A loving and kind little comfort read, with big-hearted soft philosophy about conscientiousness and inner peace.


The Writing Retreat: A Novel By Julia Bartz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982199463
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - January 9th, 2024

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Moon Witch, Spider King (The Dark Star Trilogy #2) By Marlon James Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735220218
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 14th, 2023

The series that began with Black Leopard, Red Wolf continues in a point of view shift with Moon Witch, Spider King. This Mythopoetic-ancient-African fantasy world is deep and dark and full of dreaming. James' writing is both wild and restrained, honed and powerful. Excellent non-western fantasy that won't disappoint.


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The Last Tale of the Flower Bride: A Novel By Roshani Chokshi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063206519
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 5th, 2024

Don't Fear the Reaper (The Indian Lake Trilogy #2) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982186609
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - September 26th, 2023

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Binti By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765385253
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Published: Tordotcom - September 22nd, 2015

A morsel of a story, so small you could devour it in one sitting (but it will linger with you) Wait! There are others too! Just dive in, you won't regret it. I love the vivid quiet pulse of this story and its strong, strong heart.


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Children of Time By Adrian Tchaikovsky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316452502
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Published: Orbit - December 11th, 2018

Children of Time Series by Adrian Tchaikovsky, What an amazing place this story takes us to. These are by far the most lucid alternative-sentient creatures I have ever read about. Tchaikovsky brings the unknowable to the known and the unimaginable to the recognizable with deft and luminous adventures. Love love love it. 


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My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982137649
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - March 29th, 2022

My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones  If you are into Horror films, thrill rides and really good storytelling, well, this is the best of them put into the meat grinder all together. The voice of the narrator is a pure delight, the violence and gore in the climax don't disappoint. Splashy and red all over. But it might surprise you with seriousness and emotion - Be prepared!  Warnings: Social Justice Messaging, Depth of Character, Bulletproof plot. 


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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593355350
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Published: Del Rey - April 11th, 2023

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Florida By Lauren Groff Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634529
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

Wow. That's all you really need to know. These short stories each have their own Floridian resonance and each touch on heartrending truths of life, family and humanity. Lauren Groff doesn't pull punches but be prepared to hang on every word because she will surprise you with joy as well as hardship.


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The Three-Body Problem (The Three-Body Problem Series #1) By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translated by) Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780765382030
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Published: Tor Books - January 12th, 2016

Fantastic (real) Science and an entirely new kind of alien are front and center in this amazing series.  I was delighted by the very different atmosphere and narration style of these books. (Some of which must be credited to the translation.) I look forward to the Netflix debut!


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The Only Good Indians: A Novel By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

A glittering gem of a tragedy. This supernatural tale will captivate you, make you cry, make you laugh, make you think ( a lot!) Tone-perfect, graceful, powerful language carries robust characters through a dark and twisty lesson in culture, identity, politics and tradition.


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The Starless Crown (Moonfall #1) By James Rollins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250766717
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Published: Tor Books - January 10th, 2023

Book 1 of the Moonfall saga will steal you away to a brand new world of adventure. I love the mix of alchemy and creatures in this story. It has a tantalizing hint of sci-fi and  I am excited to see where it goes in the next book Cradle of Ice.  Really good storytelling in a straight-up adventure epic. 


The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All By Josh Ritter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335475084
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 6th, 2022

The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu: A Novel By Tom Lin Cover Image
By Tom Lin
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ISBN: 9780316542142
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 21st, 2022

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The Raven Tower By Ann Leckie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316388702
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Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2019

So subtle! Told like a fable this story took me completely by surprise, and wow! I love the voice of the narrator. The contemplative tone doesn't slow down the plot but widens the scope of the story to include all sorts of philosophical quandaries. Its a story-telling masterpiece, concerned with language and its uses as well as our place in the universe.
"This is a story I have heard..." love love loved it!


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Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525620808
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Published: Del Rey - June 15th, 2021

Moreno-Garcia brings cultural awareness and depth to the Modern Gothic with disturbing body-horror and historical detail. This is not your typical creepy house story.  Mexican Gothic hits all the tropes but with twisty vibrancy and dark details that pull the traditions into new territory.  Warning: sexual violence, cannibalism, infanticide.


Mouth to Mouth: A Novel By Antoine Wilson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982181819
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 17th, 2023

Too Like the Lightning: Book One of Terra Ignota By Ada Palmer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765378019
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Published: Tor Books - January 24th, 2017

Spinning Silver: A Novel By Naomi Novik Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399180996
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Published: Del Rey - May 7th, 2019

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The Vorrh (The Vorrh Trilogy #1) By Brian Catling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101873786
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Published: Vintage - April 28th, 2015

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Hollow By Brian Catling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593081150
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Published: Vintage - June 1st, 2021

This book is amazing. Brutal and strange, twisted like the painting at its core. I love how Catling blends history into the corners of his imagination and turns out such unexpectedly odd and discomforting distortions. Dreamlike and unabashedly raw. Warning: extra body horror.


The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy) By S. A. Chakraborty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062678119
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 3rd, 2018

The Blacktongue Thief By Christopher Buehlman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250799975
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Published: Tor Books - May 10th, 2022

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) By Marlon James Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

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The Kingdom of Copper: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) By S. A. Chakraborty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062678140
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Published: Harper Voyager - September 24th, 2019

Back for more of the middle-eastern wonder that started with

City of Brass! So well realized and complete! This world is a 

marvel and the characters are wonderful. I love the plotting and the politics but I am constantly pleased by the simple elegance of the writing. Chakraborty is excellent at telling you enough for you to imagine it but not too much that you are overwhelmed.


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Delicious!: A Novel By Ruth Reichl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812982022
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 12th, 2015

By far a feel-good read if there ever was one. A great Foodie book that makes you want to curl up with something good to nosh on.  Join friends for some history with heart-sauce and learn about WWII cooking (with creative foraged ingredients) and the power of food and cooking to bring people (and cultures) together.


Uprooted: A Novel By Naomi Novik Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804179058
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Published: Del Rey - March 1st, 2016

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Nation By Terry Pratchett Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780061433030
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Published: Clarion Books - September 22nd, 2009

Pratchett stepped away from Discworld in this might-have-been alt-history gem and we thank him for it. A lone boy-not-man must rebuild the Nation for his people and remake, remember, and possibly re-invent their identity. Rife with traditional Pratchett humor and poignant riffs on doctrine in all nations, this is a joy to read.


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A History of the Future: A World Made by Hand Novel By James Howard Kunstler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802123725
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Published: Grove Press - July 14th, 2015

This story is like getting your post -apocalypse with a slice of apple pie. It's a bit paranormal, and a bit Little House on the Prairie. I liked the fact that not all things are dark and miserable after Life-As-We-Know-It ends and something else begins.


The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller Chronicle) By Patrick Rothfuss Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780756411329
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Published: DAW - November 17th, 2015

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