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Light
Light
by M. John Harrison
Staff Pick
If you enjoy authors like China Miéville and Iain M. Banks, you should really check out Light. A serial-killing quantum physicist's actions create ripples that are felt four hundred years in the future. Featuring a multi-layered plot that relies more on... (read more)

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The Annotated Secret Garden
The Annotated Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Unlock the secret to the Secret Garden with this beautifully geeked-out version. A cram-course, delivered with entertaining notes and packed with illustrations from dozens of artists, this book offers a peek into the world of Burnett's classic. A must... (read more)

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American Gods: A Novel
American Gods: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman
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Do you ever wonder where gods go when all their worshippers are gone? Neil Gaiman tries to answer that question. Some live quiet lives in the Midwest, some don't remember who they are, and others have plans. Gaiman, as always, has a unique voice and good... (read more)

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Johannes Cabal the Detective
Johannes Cabal the Detective
by Jonathan L. Howard
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In this fiendish and funny fantasy, detective and necromancer, Johannes Cabal, returns to face another murder and becomes embroiled in more diabolical intrigue than it appears he can handle.... (read more)

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A Hat Full of Sky
A Hat Full of Sky
by Terry Pratchett
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This is a wonderful fantasy full of wit, witches, and suspense. Written by the well-known author of the Discworld series, A Hat Full of Sky follows the marvelous We Free Men but stands well on its own. So sit back and enjoy this great summer read.... (read more)

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Steelheart
Steelheart
by Brandon Sanderson
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"Where there are villains, there will be heroes," David's father promises in the opening scene of Steelheart. But will the Reckoners overcome the evil Epics to provide a peaceful future in post-apocalyptic Chicago? If you liked the Mistborn series, you... (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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Gardens of the Moon: Malazan  Book of the Fallen #01
Gardens of the Moon: Malazan Book of the Fallen #01
by Steven Erikson
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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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Dragon Blood
Dragon Blood
by Patricia Briggs
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It is well known that Ward has a soft spot for hurt or damaged things. Tisala, enlisted as a spy against Jakoven the king, was caught and tortured. She manages to escape, but needs help, and she treks to Hurog knowing that Ward will hide her and provide... (read more)

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Green
Green
by Jay Lake
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Immaculate world-building, lush landscapes, and colorful, complicated characters all contributed to Green being the most worthwhile fantasy I read in 2009. Green's world possesses the beauty and intricacy of Jacqueline Carey's Terra D'Ange while Green... (read more)

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After the Apocalypse: Stories
After the Apocalypse: Stories
by Maureen F. McHugh
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I'm a sucker for apocalypse and post-apocalypse stories, but McHugh's collection is something extra-special. Her protagonists differ dramatically in age, cultural background, income levels, and values, and they are all real and compelling; the settings... (read more)

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Small Favor: A Novel of the Dresden Files (Dresden Files #10)
Small Favor: A Novel of the Dresden Files (Dresden Files #10)
by Jim Butcher
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Harry Dresden returns with a vengeance in Small Favor, the 10th book in the Dresden Files series. If you haven't read any of this series — start now! Jim Butcher sits at the top of the ever-growing list of Urban Fantasy authors. Harry Dresden is the... (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
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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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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions (P.S.)
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions (P.S.)
by Neil Gaiman
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If you've only read The Sandman, you're cheating yourself, but if you haven't read Gaiman at all, it's simply a crime. Smoke and Mirrors is his first — and, I think, best — short story collection, with not a bad story in the lot. The best are the... (read more)

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White Witch, Black Curse
White Witch, Black Curse
by Kim Harrison
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I've anxiously awaited the return of Rachel Morgan and her fellow Vampiric Charms partners, Jenks and Ivy. White Witch, Black Curse continues to develop these entertaining yet complex characters, and, as usual, Harrison includes several subplots that... (read more)

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
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Neil Gaiman at his fantastical best! The story of a man discovering that his childhood may have contained more than he ever imagined possible, The Ocean at the End of the Lane will enchant from the very first sentence. It is the sort of tale you can read... (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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The System of the World:  #03 Baroque Cycle
The System of the World: #03 Baroque Cycle
by Neal Stephenson
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The concluding volume of the Baroque Cycle mixes swashbuckling adventure, historical romance, mathematics, and Isaac Newton into a frothy brew that's truly irresistible.... (read more)

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Sundiver: The Uplift Saga #1 (The Uplift Trilogy)
Sundiver: The Uplift Saga #1 (The Uplift Trilogy)
by David Brin
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Did we evolve into a space-faring people all on our own, or were we "uplifted" like the rest of the inhabitants of the galaxy? The answer seems to lie within our own sun, so an expedition is mounted to find the truth. But when a lost scout ship points to... (read more)

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Ready Player One
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
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I had many books on my to-read list, but this one jumped straight to the top as soon as I got my hands on a copy. It has everything I love about video games and cartoons and anime from the '80s. The pacing of the book is great, and it quickly became one... (read more)

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