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Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
by Neal Stephenson
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With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.... (read more)

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Children of God
Children of God
by Mary Doria Russell
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From the acclaimed author of "The Sparrow" comes an imaginative novel featuring Father Emilio Sandoz and his quest for the secret of God's immortal plan.... (read more)

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Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide (96 Edition)
Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide (96 Edition)
by Douglas Adams
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This outrageous volume contains six zany, out-of-this-world adventure stories by this incomparable novelist. From the very first to the very latest—all best sellers—includes The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of... (read more)

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Eon
Eon
by Greg Bear
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The 21st century was on the brink of nuclear confrontation when the 300 kilometer-long stone flashed out of nothingness and into Earth's orbit. NASA, NATO, and the UN sent explorers to the asteroid's surface...and discovered marvels and mysteries to... (read more)

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The Children of Men
The Children of Men
by P D James
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Told with P. D. James's trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men is a story of a world with no children and no future. The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now... (read more)

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The Time Machine and the Invisible Man (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
The Time Machine and the Invisible Man (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by H G Wells
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The Time Machine and The Invisible Man, by H. G. Wells, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of... (read more)

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Dune (05 Edition)
Dune (05 Edition)
by Frank Herbert
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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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Pale King (11 Edition)
Pale King (11 Edition)
by David Foster Wallace
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If I told you this book consists of 500+ pages detailing the inner workings of the massive bureaucracy that is the Internal Revenue Service as well as the interior lives of the people who work there, you'd probably tell me it sounds like a great way to... (read more)

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Anathem
Anathem
by Neal Stephenson
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From New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez—a terrifying, breathtaking, and all-too-plausible vision of the worlds near future… Linda McKinney studies the social behavior of insects—which leaves her entirely unprepared for the day... (read more)

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Lord of the Rings #03: The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings #03: The Return of the King
by J R R Tolkien
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Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings. As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined... (read more)

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Alchemist (06 Edition)
Alchemist (06 Edition)
by Paulo Coelho
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"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes... (read more)

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The Scar
The Scar
by China Mieville
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A mythmaker of the highest order, China Miéville has emblazoned the fantasy novel with fresh language, startling images, and stunning originality. Set in the same sprawling world of Miéville?s Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel, Perdido... (read more)

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Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy (80 Edition)
Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy (80 Edition)
by Mary Stewart
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The Arthurian legend is one of the most enduring and powerful of myths, and Mary Stewart's classic The Merlin Trilogyis one of its most beloved and acclaimed retellings. In prose that is as vividly, achingly real as it is poetic, New York... (read more)

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2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey
by Arthur C. Clarke
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Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, made into one of the most influential films of our century, brilliant, compulsive, prophetic, 2001: A Space Odyssey tackles the enduring theme of man's place in the universe. Including a new Foreword... (read more)

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Daughters of Earth : Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century (06 Edition)
Daughters of Earth : Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century (06 Edition)
by Justine Larbalestier
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The best of women's science fiction and feminist theory together in one... (read more)

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Once Upon a Time in the North
Once Upon a Time in the North
by Philip Pullman
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In this new prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby--Texan aeronaut and future friend to Lyra Belacqua--is just 24 years old, and he's recently won his hot-air balloon in a poker game. He finds himself floating... (read more)

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The Children of Hurin 1st Edition
The Children of Hurin 1st Edition
by J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
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The first complete book by Tolkien in three decades, this book reunites fans of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" with Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves, Eagles and Orcs. This stirring narrative will return fans to the rich landscape and... (read more)

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Silmarillion, 2nd Edition
Silmarillion, 2nd Edition
by J.R.R. Tolkien
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A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, The Silmarillion is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before The Hobbit. Tolkien considered The Silmarillion... (read more)

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Dreams Our Stuff Is Made of (98 Edition)
Dreams Our Stuff Is Made of (98 Edition)
by Thomas J. Disch
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From one of science fiction's most acclaimed novelists comes this engrossing journey through the books, movies, and television programs that have shaped our perspective of both the present and the future. In an uncompromising, often irreverent survey of... (read more)

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
by Seth Grahame-Smith
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Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call Milk Sickness. My baby boy... (read more)

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