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Snuff by Terry Pratchett

Any release by Pratchett gets me super excited, but the books featuring Commander Vimes are always my favorites. In this 39th Discworld novel we’re promised a vacation that just won’t take, “sly shout-outs to Jane Austen and gritty police procedurals” (Publisher’s Weekly), and the kind of in-the-gutter investigations at which His Grace Sir Samuel, the Duke of Ankh is so adept.

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Nici

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

If you love really interesting systems of magic and you haven’t yet discovered Sanderson, you owe it to yourself to check him out. The Alloy of Law is a stand-alone novel set in the world of his amazing Mistborn series, but a little bit into the future. We still have the fascinating Allomancy, Feruchemy, and Hemalurgy that drove the original trilogy, but now it’s translated into more of a Wild West setting. Publisher’s Weekly says, “Part Sherlock Holmes, part X-Men, this exciting stand-alone adventure is full of close shaves, shootouts, and witty banter.” —Nici

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Nici
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$28.99
ISBN: 9780765330420
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Tor Books - November 8th, 2011

The Postmortal by Drew Magary

What happens when death becomes the exception rather than the rule? Magary’s novel is quirky, hilarious (in that gallows humor way), and thoroughly entertaining as he explores the implications of this possible scientific “advancement.” Narrator John Farrell’s voice was so endearing, and his adventures in End Specialization are so wacky, that I was unprepared for the stomach-dropping finale. Much like The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Postmortal uses a not-so-distant dystopian future to make very strong points about life today. I loved it, and it’s still haunting me.

Reviewed by: 
Nici
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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119821
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - August 30th, 2011

The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

As the Washington Post says, “Moers is equal parts J.K  Rowling, Douglas Adams, and Shel Silverstein.” This installment of Zamonian history is a wild romp of everything book related. Filled to the brim with literary puns and inside jokes, this quirky adventure will have the book-lover in you reeling with delight.

Reviewed by: 
Kimberley
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$18.95
ISBN: 9781590201114
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Published: The Overlook Press - September 2nd, 2008

Otherland: City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams

Written even before Facebook and Google took over so much of our lives, William’s Otherland looks forward to a time where life is lived in the virtual. This epic journey travels not just through the landscape of our future, but through all the worlds of humankinds’ imagination, as ordinary people start noticing the secrets of the virtual Net, and follow them to the darker truths of humanity. 

Reviewed by: 
Jocelyn
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$12.99
ISBN: 9780886777630
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: DAW - January 1st, 1998

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