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2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Whether you’re on the fence or have long scaled its height, Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel is the treat you’ve been waiting for. Equal parts poetry and philosophy, 2312 offers a wild, aching, ever-evolving vision of space, peppered with environmental stress in a future far beyond Earth. Turn on your most finely tuned brain cells. This story rocks, and its long and loving ride with math, science, and the classics as companions will take your breath away.
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Johansson
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ISBN: 9780316098120
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Published: Orbit - May 22nd, 2012

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

World building, in the hands of N. K. Jemisin, is an art that creates something so incredibly fresh and new and yet so familiar and telling. The ancient city-state of Gujaareh is so real you can taste the spices; Jemisin’s characters are so vivid you can smell their perfume; and her writing is so beautiful you’ll gladly surrender to her magic. Deftly working both on political and supernatural angles, this is an excellent start to a promising series.
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Nici
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ISBN: 9780316187282
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Published: Orbit - May 1st, 2012

The Empress of Mars by Kage Baker

An earthy bar that welcomes anyone to call it home. A tough businesswoman, trying to keep home, community, business, and family intact. A panoply of humanity, from struggling farmers, to conmen and cowboys, to the heart-of-gold businessman, and the Company threatening to end it all. A small-town story of struggle and triumph, the kind that could happen anywhere--here on Mars.

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Jocelyn
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ISBN: 9780765325518
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Published: Tor Books - February 16th, 2010

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfus

Re-enter the world of Kvothe, the Chandrian, Denna, the University…and become lost in all there still is in this world to discover. Four years since The Name of the Wind, fans will find Patrick Rothfuss delivers on his promise–with the trick of even more tantalizing hints of the story still to come. Now in paperback, there’s no reason not to explore the Kingkiller Chronicles—unless you can’t stand the mystery, still waiting for its conclusion.

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Jocelyn
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ISBN: 9780756407124
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Published: DAW - March 6th, 2012

Selected Stories by Fritz Leiber

Holy smokes of Lankhmar, Fafhrd! These are stories to die for. If you thought the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories were the only great things Leiber ever wrote then you have another read coming. He pretty much invented urban horror and was ripping the advertising industry a new larynx way before Adbusters. Plus an enlightening intro by Neil Gaiman.

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Dave
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By Fritz Leiber, Jonathan Strahan (Compiled by), Charles Brown (Compiled by)
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ISBN: 9781597802260
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Published: Night Shade - December 27th, 2011

It's Superman by Tom de Haven

More than anything this is a portrait of the duality in life...the transition from adolescence to adulthood...big city bustle vs. small town charm...finding the thin line when the ends justify the means...and of course, the eternal struggle between good and evil. Lex would be nothing without Clark, and vice versa. I loved this retelling of a familiar story.

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ISBN: 9780345496751
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Published: Del Rey - January 25th, 2011

Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint

This collection will take your breath away with the beauty of its language, and the possibility for wonder in the mundane. Stories of work, relationships, friends, family take on the promise of mystery, and magic in DeLint’s city of Newford. The dream-like quality introduces you to new friends, and hope for more beyond the ordinary.

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Jocelyn
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ISBN: 9780765306791
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Published: Orb Books - August 2nd, 2003

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." So begins my favorite King work, a 7 volume journey that will draw the reader across time, parallel worlds, New York, and Mid-World in a wake of blood and bullets. With inspirations from Arthurian legend, Tolkien, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, this series showcases King's masterful storytelling ability.

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Andrea
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By Stephen King, Michael Whelan (Illustrator), Thomas Wolfe (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780451210845
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Published: Signet Book - July 1st, 2003

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Have you read an enjoyed A Brave New World or 1984 ? Do you love wacky dystopian societies that are just creepy enough to make you uncomfortable? Zamyatin did them first, and in my opinion, best. What is freedom? What is truth? And does love ensnare us, or free us as individuals? These are just a few of the questions asked here, you’re in for a heck of a ride.

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Erin
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By Yevgeny Zamyatin, Clarence Brown (Translated by), Clarence Brown (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780140185850
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 1st, 1993

Dragonflight by Anne Mccaffrey

Born to protect their planet, dragons and riders share an unbreakable bond. When a dragon dies, the man becomes a broken shell, when a rider dies, so does his dragon. Rider to the new dragon queen, headstrong Lessa learns to adjust to her new home and responsibilities, while also learning to open up to love, the love of her man and the unconditional devotion of her dragon, because together, they are the planets only hope.

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Flannery
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ISBN: 9780345335463
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Published: Del Rey - May 12th, 1986

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