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Hobie


Can't read enough. Has little patience for self-absorbed, true-to-life crap. Wants a little imagination in his writing, without turning the book into a scrapbook or picture book. Loves graphic novels. Loves science fiction and fantasy. (No vampires, unless they are horrific, blood-sucking fiends without morals.)

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Dreadnought
Dreadnought
by Cherie Priest
Staff Pick
I thoroughly enjoyed Dreadnought. It's fast paced, action packed, and filled with believable characters in unbelievable situations. Cherie Priest is a talented writer. She surprised me again and again with her ability to combine tragic humanity and... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Revelation Space
Revelation Space
by Alastair Reynolds
Staff Pick
Revelation Space is very good "high sci-fi," written by an author who has a real background in physics and interesting ideas about how our science could progress, especially the possible evolution of cybernetics and post-humanism. The book posits a... (read more)

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Used - Mass Market

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Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass
by Mark Millar
Staff Pick
This comic does exactly what it says: kicks ass! I have always loved John Romita, Jr.'s distinctive art. He does ultra-violence so very well, and that's what this comic is: ultra-violent. But don't let that fool you into thinking that this is a shallow... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Dominion
Dominion
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In Dominion, two or more players spend money to purchase victory points. This is a card drafting game in which you purchase cards that give you abilities to draft more cards, make more money, and get in the way of your opponent. There are a lot of... (read more)

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Gifts - Miscellaneous

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Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)
Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)
by Neal Stephenson
Staff Pick
Snow Crash is one of my favorites. It's an epic cyber-punk tale that contains elements that are both fantastical and very realistic. The characters are richly imagined, even the villains. It is fast paced and well embellished, containing elements of... (read more)

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New - Library Bound

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Walking Dead #01
Walking Dead #01
by Robert Kirkman
Staff Pick
Like zombies? This is the graphic novel for you. Don't like zombies? This is still the graphic novel for you. The story drives this tale of survival horror. How would people act in the face of a real zombie epidemic? What would you do? This graphic novel... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Dune (Dune)
Dune (Dune)
by Frank Herbert
Staff Pick
I'm sure other Powell's employees have chosen Dune as a staff pick, and for good reason: It's a science fiction classic. It is densely written and almost prophetic in nature. The spice, and the desert wars over it, sound so very much like our current... (read more)

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New - Compact Disc

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The web of life :a new scientific understanding of living systems
The web of life :a new scientific understanding of living systems
by Fritjof Capra
Staff Pick
The Web of Life is a very succinct explanation for the interstices between chaotic math systems and Gaia theory. This book explains the concepts of autopoetic networks and the theories of AI without becoming mired in the incredibly dense math associated... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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The Steel Remains
The Steel Remains
by Richard K. Morgan
Staff Pick
The Steel Remains is, like all of Morgan's books, visceral. If you enjoy Glen Cook, George R. R. Martin, or Steven Erikson, I recommend this title for you. It's dark, and none of the characters are particularly nice people. There is no childhood... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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DMZ #01: On the Ground
DMZ #01: On the Ground
by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli
Staff Pick
What can I say about DMZ? It is one of my favorite graphic-novel series ever. The art is unique and high quality, and the plot doesn't have any parallel in the realm of graphic novels. The story is pertinent and well written, and simultaneously reflects... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass
by Mark Millar
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Farseer #01: Assassin's Apprentice
Farseer #01: Assassin's Apprentice
by Robin Hobb
Staff Pick
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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Dune
Dune
by Frank Herbert
Your price: $4.95
Used - Mass Market

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