Science Fiction/Fantasy

This is the first book in VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, a strange, literary sci-fi series. While Annihilation can stand alone, the books build off each other in interesting ways, so I recommend reading them all. But be warned: don’t expect many answers to your questions—these books are all about falling through a rabbit hole to a mysterious destination.

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Flannery
$13.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - February 4th, 2014

If you like language and thrillers and haven't read Lexicon yet, I'm stoked for you because it means you get to read it for the first time! It takes place in two timelines—one at a school for young people trained as "poets" to manipulate others through subtle spoken words, and one after a remote desert city has become a bloodbath. You won't foresee the incredible final twist. 

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Andrea
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143125426
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2014
The author of the fantastic Kingkiller Chronicles is finally back, this time with a novella told from Auri’s point of view, giving us a window into the university and the people within whom we’ve never seen before. Rothfuss’ writing is brilliantly paced, full of gorgeous language and bittersweet truths. Console yourself as you wait for the next Kvothe book with one of my favorite characters in the whole series!
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Jax
By Patrick Rothfuss, Nate Taylor (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780756410438
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Published: Daw Books - October 28th, 2014
Blackthorn has promised to withhold her revenge and provide healing in exchange for her release from prison. She and former fellow inmate Grim are hired by a prince who suspects that his betrothed is not at all what she seems, and it may be difficult for Blackthorn to keep her promise. Marillier’s breathtaking fantasy novels always bring me to tears with gorgeous prose, and she works wonders in her favored setting of early medieval Ireland.
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Andrea
$26.95
ISBN: 9780451466990
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Published: Roc - November 4th, 2014
This is the master of horror seen in a whole new and terrifying way. A beautiful and impressive book, it provides context by adding historical background and biographical information to each story. Chock-full of footnotes, excellent information, and exquisite illustrations, this book gives a new appreciation to Lovecraft’s genius. It makes a sumptuous gift for the horror fan in your life and is a necessity for any Lovecraft collector.
Reviewed by: 
Jax
By H. P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Alan Moore, Sir (Introduction by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780871404534
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 13th, 2014
I adore Leckie’s writing: thought provoking, page turning, and epic all at once. So I’m excited beyond words for this sequel to her first novel, Ancillary Sword, which won both the Nebula and the Hugo awards. Breq is on a quest amidst a civil war and continues to wrestle with identity, morality, and politics. Check out Ancillary Justice if you haven’t yet, and if you already have, you know this writer is not to be missed.
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Jax
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316246651
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Published: Orbit - October 7th, 2014
More than 10 years have passed since the last Vampire Chronicles novel sent many of the core figures their separate ways. This new book brings back antihero Lestat as the potential leader of a scattered and divided people. Lestat is in exile when a compelling voice begins urging ancient vampires to burn the younger generations en masse. The rebellious, intriguing Brat Prince may be the vampires’ best hope against a dangerous new enemy.
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307962522
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014
Finally, a history book for the world of Westeros, the setting for the fantastic Song of Ice and Fire series. Everyone is anxious for the next book in the series, but with beautiful detail, exquisite illustrations, and fascinating history, this book will help get any Game of Thrones fan through the hiatus. It may also make you even more excited with all the backstory you’ll learn, but either way you must check it out!
Reviewed by: 
Jax
$50.00
ISBN: 9780553805444
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Published: Bantam - October 28th, 2014
Legendary horror writer Stephen King’s dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life spans five decades and features a charismatic preacher and a small-time rock musician. The two men circle around each other, confronting evil, addiction, losing faith, and finally make a pact beyond even the devil’s devising.
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476770383
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Published: Scribner Book Company - November 11th, 2014
The godfather of cyberpunk is back, with a colorful, twisted future where, amid dazzling technology, people struggle to survive. Flynne and her vet brother scrape by on the outskirts of legality to make rent—somehow ending up tied to assassination at the other end of society. But the real threat is more sinister and goes beyond Flynne’s simple life. With distorted, recognizable echoes of the present, this is sci-fi at its best.
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Jocelyn
$28.95
ISBN: 9780399158445
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Published: Putnam Adult - October 28th, 2014

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