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The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One)
The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One)
by Joe Abercrombie
Staff Pick
I will freely admit that I love dark fantasy, and this is dark fantasy. If you're looking for a series that isn't G-rated like so may fantasy stories are, this is it. The usual fantasy character types are present, but how they play their roles is very... (read more)

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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury
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Fahrenheit 451 is probably one of the most important books ever written. If the world of this novel comes to pass, I will be this book. (You'll have to read it to see what I mean.)... (read more)

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The Illuminatus! Trilogy
The Illuminatus! Trilogy
by Robert Anton Wilson
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I had grown bored with reading, until I found this book. Anything and everything can be found here: conspiracies, drugs, sex, talking gorillas, dolphins with scuba gear, a yellow submarine, undead Nazi soldiers, rock 'n' roll, ritual magic, quantum... (read more)

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Expanse #1: Leviathan Wakes
Expanse #1: Leviathan Wakes
by James S A Corey
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I grew up reading classic science fiction — science fiction that included science. Leviathan Wakes is in that same vein. Set the day after the day after tomorrow, when mankind has finally freed itself from the bonds of earth and has begun to... (read more)

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Startide Rising (Bantam Spectra Book)
Startide Rising (Bantam Spectra Book)
by David Brin
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Put a dolphin on the cover of a sci-fi book and I'm all but hooked! Here, the Earth ship Streaker — carrying a crew made up mostly of dolphins — has had to crash land on an aquatic planet to make repairs. Can the crew fix the ship, stave off... (read more)

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Assassin's Apprentice: Farseer
Assassin's Apprentice: Farseer
by Robin Hobb
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Assassin's Apprentice is a great, enjoyable reads. Assassins, intrigue, magic, and an interesting world — what's not to love? Usually I don't like coming-of-age stories, but this one is very well done and steers clear of many of the traps that fantasy... (read more)

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It
It
by Stephen King
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Far more intense than the movie, Stephen King's It is structured to create great suspense. The book emphasizes the hopelessness of the situation — in which unarmed children are up against an unknown, demonic force — along with the... (read more)

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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
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Some ideas become success stories, others don't stick around. In this no-nonsense look at successful communication the brothers Heath examine the principles of "stickiness" considering the elements needed to make a particular idea take hold. An... (read more)

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Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
by Steven Erikson
Staff Pick
Gardens of the Moon is the first book in one of my favorite fantasy series. Unconventional in its characters and scope, this series rocks. The world and the races in it aren't your average Tolkien-derived orcs and elves. Everyone in these books is tinted... (read more)

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The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
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"Inspired by her grandparents' love story in which the grandmother outlived her husband by nearly three decades, Niffenegger has invented Henry and Clare, and their unique and complicated love story involving the ability to live in the past and future in... (read more)

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Childhood's End
Childhood's End
by Arthur C Clarke
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Childhood's End is a first-contact story full of thought-provoking ideas about what humanity can become. As relevant today as it was in 1953.... (read more)

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Boneshaker
Boneshaker
by Cherie Priest
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It's no secret that I am a fan of steampunk. For years, I have harbored a quiet love of dirigibles and goggles. So it's no surprise that it was love at first sight when I spied the cover of Boneshaker. What I found inside didn't disappoint: a zombie... (read more)

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Sleight of Hand
Sleight of Hand
by Peter S. Beagle
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Magic is back. Peter S. Beagle returns with an inspired collection of new fantasy that showcases his incomparable mastery and range. In these tales—with settings as different as an impossible reconstruction of the Berlin Wall and the kitchen of Mrs.... (read more)

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Settlers of Catan (4th Edition)
Settlers of Catan (4th Edition)
by Mayfair Games
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The land is Catan. To win, you must assert your agricultural dominance through trade and luck to create a combination of: the longest road, the largest army, the building of settlements, and development cards. The first player to 10 points claims victory.... (read more)

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The Forever War
The Forever War
by Joe Haldeman
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Dealing with time dilation, the realities of war, sexuality, and the ever-changing definition of what it means to be human, Joe Haldeman's Hugo Award-winning Forever War is not to be missed.... (read more)

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A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time #14)
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time #14)
by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
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It might be a little daunting to start the Wheel of Time, a 14-novel epic fantasy series, but look on the bright side: you'll probably be able to finish it long before A Song of Ice and Fire finishes. A Memory of Light is the legendary conclusion to a... (read more)

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Virtual Light
Virtual Light
by William Gibson
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I'm sure most people have heard of William Gibson. But they may not know Virtual Light — his sleeper novel (and my favorite novel). This intriguing tale of espionage and survival in a near-future dystopia has realistic characters in a very realistic... (read more)

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Gardens of the Moon: Malazan  Book of the Fallen #01
Gardens of the Moon: Malazan Book of the Fallen #01
by Steven Erikson
Staff Pick
Gardens of the Moon is the first book in one of my favorite fantasy series. Unconventional in its characters and scope, this series rocks. The world and the races in it aren't your average Tolkien-derived orcs and elves. Everyone in these books is tinted... (read more)

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The Terror
The Terror
by Dan Simmons
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This book is based factually on the missing Franklin expedition, last seen by Europeans in July of 1845. The HMS Erabus and the ill-named HMS Terror were the space shuttles of their day, and Dan Simmons spins a haunting and suspenseful tale of this... (read more)

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Alif the Unseen
Alif the Unseen
by G. Willow Wilson
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Religion, metaphor, rebellion. The Quran and the Internet. Hackers, effrit, and sheikhs. Douglas Hofstadter shout-outs. Holy moly. Otherworldly elements swirl into the modern-day Middle East in this sandstorm of magic and mortals. The environments are... (read more)

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