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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)
by George R. R. Martin
Staff Pick
Is it fair to say a book that has been on the shelves less than two months is the best book of 2005? If it is written by George R. R. Martin, then, yes. We've been waiting two years for the fourth book in A Song of Ice and Fire series and I'm glad he... (read more)

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The Man in the High Castle
The Man in the High Castle
by Philip K. Dick
Staff Pick
The Man in the High Castle is one of the first and best "alternate history" novels ever published. Turtledove and Flint should both have altars to Philip K. Dick in their homes.... (read more)

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1Q84
1Q84
by Haruki Murakami
Staff Pick
Part of the thrill was the anticipation. After waiting for over a year for its publication, I grabbed 1Q84 and swallowed it whole. While it read simply and progressed slowly, it filled like a three-course meal. Being a long-term Murakami fan, I have seen... (read more)

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Virtual Light
Virtual Light
by William Gibson
Staff Pick
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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It
It
by Stephen King
Staff Pick
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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Iron Council
Iron Council
by China Mieville
Staff Pick
In Iron Council, China Miéville delivers us back to the teeming metropolis of New Crobuzon. Its citizens (a fantastic array of creatures) are on the brink of revolution, and its government will use any means necessary to control the uprising. Fans of... (read more)

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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella
by George Saunders
Staff Pick
Taking its title from its opening story, set dystopically enough in a Civil War historical reenactment park, George Saunders's first book still sweeps my legs out from under me. Twain and Vonnegut are heavyweights named as his predecessors, but Saunders... (read more)

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Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival
Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival
by Gamewright
Staff Pick
I love board games, but let's be honest: it's no fun to lose. Especially when some people are so bad about winning (I'm looking at you, Dad). This lively adventure game features cooperative game play, so everybody wins or everybody dies!... (read more)

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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
by Susanna Clarke
Staff Pick
I know you shouldn't recommend books that you are only halfway through, but this is such a lush tapestry of a book I can't resist. Like a moist rich chocolate torte, Strange and Norrell is the sort of book you ration out to avoid finishing it too soon... (read more)

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Blood Cross: A Jane Yellowrock Novel
Blood Cross: A Jane Yellowrock Novel
by Faith Hunter
Staff Pick
Blood Cross, Faith Hunter's second Jane Yellowrock novel, is a slow burn that heats up to a raging fire. Someone in New Orleans is making vampires and turning them loose on the city, untrained and very hungry. When the killing spree begins to cause... (read more)

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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
by William Goldman
Staff Pick
You've probably seen the movie, but you should definitely read the book, for it's a hilarious gem. Worth it for Goldman's asides about Morgenstern's "original text" alone.... (read more)

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Dixit Card Game
Dixit Card Game
by Jean-Louis Roubira
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Every picture tells a story — but what story will your picture tell? Dixit is the lovingly illustrated game of creative guesswork, where your imagination unlocks the tale. In this award-winning board game, players will use the beautiful imagery... (read more)

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Finch
Finch
by Jeff VanderMeer
Staff Pick
Finch is a genre-blender of detective, dystopian, and science fiction that follows detective John Finch as he investigates a double murder. A fantastical tale told in the clipped, rugged voice of classic noir, Finch is one of the most inventive and... (read more)

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Alif the Unseen
Alif the Unseen
by G. Willow Wilson
Staff Pick
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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Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One
Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One
by Lian Hearn
Staff Pick
The first in a trilogy, Across the Nightingale Floor is being compared with the likes of the Pullman Trilogy, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings — and rightly so. It is easily the best fantasy novel I've read in quite a while. The story line follows... (read more)

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Gloom Card Game
Gloom Card Game
by Atlas Games and Keith Baker
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The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner. Debt, disease, heartache, and packs of rabid flesh-eating mice -- just when it seems like things can't get any worse, they do... (read more)

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Android: Netrunner Living Card Game
Android: Netrunner Living Card Game
by Fantasy Flight Games
Staff Pick
A great card game for two players that emphasizes strategy and deck construction. Both players pick a different faction to play (either Runners or Corporations) and build a deck to defeat the other. Both factions play completely differently from each... (read more)

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Witchling
Witchling
by Yasmine Galenorn
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Camille D'Artigo is Priestess of the Moon Mother and wife of a dragon. But her dragon father-in-law doesn't want her in the family. Captured and swept off to the Dragon Reaches, Camille must find a way to escape before her husband's father breaks her... (read more)

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Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse #10)
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse #10)
by Charlaine Harris
Staff Pick
Dead in the Family is much more character driven than the last book in Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series. Finding a dead body on her land (no, not the one she knew was there) leads to the discovery that someone (the new Vampire King? the FBI... (read more)

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The Children's Hospital
The Children's Hospital
by Chris Adrian
Staff Pick
You would think that any novel attempting to conflate the best elements of Scrubs, Noah's Ark, and Lord of the Flies would necessarily be too overwrought and/or gimmicky, but this story is intensely compelling from its first pages. Adrian is obviously... (read more)

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