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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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Astonishing X-Men #03: Torn
Astonishing X-Men #03: Torn
by Joss Whedon
Staff Pick
I have to give it to Joss Whedon. He has rebooted the X-men, again, in a very enjoyable way. Undoubtedly a fan-boy himself, he has attempted to take the X-men seriously. Not to say that the story isn't as outlandish as any other X-Men — it just tries... (read more)

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Astonishing X-Men #06: Astonishing X-Men - Volume 6: Exogenetic
Astonishing X-Men #06: Astonishing X-Men - Volume 6: Exogenetic
by Warren Ellis
Staff Pick
I have to give it to Joss Whedon. He has rebooted the X-men, again, in a very enjoyable way. Undoubtedly a fan-boy himself, he has attempted to take the X-men seriously. Not to say that the story isn't as outlandish as any other X-Men — it just tries... (read more)

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Conan Volume 1: The Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories
Conan Volume 1: The Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories
by Kurt Busiek and Thomas Yeates and Cary Nord
Staff Pick
This latest comic incarnation of Conan is fantastic. It stays true to Howard's original tales and easily survives the translation to the graphic. The art is positively amazing. I fell in love with this series immediately; it's better than re-reading the... (read more)

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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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Astonishing X-Men #02: Dangerous
Astonishing X-Men #02: Dangerous
by Joss. Whedon
Staff Pick
I have to give it to Joss Whedon. He has rebooted the X-men, again, in a very enjoyable way. Undoubtedly a fan-boy himself, he has attempted to take the X-men seriously. Not to say that the story isn't as outlandish as any other X-Men — it just tries... (read more)

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Astonishing X-Men #05: Ghost Box
Astonishing X-Men #05: Ghost Box
by Warren Ellis
Staff Pick
I have to give it to Joss Whedon. He has rebooted the X-men, again, in a very enjoyable way. Undoubtedly a fan-boy himself, he has attempted to take the X-men seriously. Not to say that the story isn't as outlandish as any other X-Men — it just tries... (read more)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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