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THE CITY AND THE CITY

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ISBN: 9780345497529
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Published: Del Rey Books - April 27th, 2010

One of the greatest minds in fantastical worldbuilding presents his most striking world concept to date: two hostile cities occupying a single point on the map, simultaneously visible and invisible to each other, divided as much by mental conditioning as by their strange conjoined geography. Is this science fiction, or more real a world than we care to admit?

ALEXANDER

 


Nimona

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ISBN: 9780062278227
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Published: Harper Teen - May 12th, 2015

Nimona is a shapeshifting monster thrilled to find work as her favorite evil mastermind's henchman. But even being an evil henchman isn't as simple as it sounds: Lord Blackheart is opposing an oppressive government, the noble Sir Goldenloin is kind of a stooge, and the two share a more complicated personal history than just hero and villain. And if the evil mastermind isn't all that evil, and the hero isn't particularly heroic, what does that mean for monsters?

Alexander

 


THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE

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ISBN: 9780307908278
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Published: Pantheon Books - April 21st, 2015

Part Steampunk adventure, part authentic biography, this book is remarkable for the depth of its research, the imagination of its speculations, and the clarity with which it differentiates each from the other. Padua's footnotes to her comics are as entertaining as the comics themselves, as witty as they are captivating in their revelations about Lovelace and Babbage's true life exploits and quirks of personality.

Alexander

 


HEREVILLE

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ISBN: 9781419706196
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Published: Amulet Books - October 1st, 2012

What’s a young Orthodox Jewish girl to do when all she really wants from life is to slay dragons? She’s not short on adversaries—petty bullies, disagreeable talking pigs, and even a crafty troll stand in the way of her retrieving the dragon-slaying sword she’s got her hear set on. But before she can master any of that, she’s got to survive knitting lessons with her delightfully argumentative stepmother…

Alexander


THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST

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ISBN: 9780316399623
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Published: Redhook - October 21st, 2014

With a premise in the great tradition of Groundhog Day, North has created a unique species of humans who live in eternal loops—returning to their moment of birth after each death, the entire world seemingly reset, all their failures and accomplishments erased, but with memories intact. They live lives free of consequence, free to follow new paths, new ambitions, new loves each time. Until one among them does the unthinkable, and finds a way to change the world permanently.

Alexander


LOWRIDERS IN SPACE

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ISBN: 9781452128696
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - November 4th, 2014

This one-of-a-kind graphic novel is an exciting romp about dreaming big and souping up the perfect ride. Raul's captivating illustrations--drawn entirely in ballpoint pen--are a pure delight, conveying exactly the sense of unrestrained hope and wonder that most of us only experience in childhood. Just pick it up and flip through, and see if it doesn't make you smile.

Alexander


AN EXAGGERATED MURDER

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ISBN: 9781612194271
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Published: Melville House Publishing - March 3rd, 2015

The great lie of detective fiction is that the world makes sense: there are no coincidences; criminal motives are simple and decipherable; every clue is a step along the path to resolution. Sherlock Holmes is no match for the real world but fortunately, Trike Augustine is, at least most of the time. Some crimes are just too stupid, even for Trike, and this might be one of them. This is a hilariously weird and philosophical detective novel by Porter Square Books’ own debut novelist—a talented new voice, whose next offering I’m already looking forward to reading!

Alexander


Get in Trouble

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ISBN: 9780804179683
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Published: Random House - February 3rd, 2015

Another stellar collection from one of the most gifted short story writers working today. With a unique talent for finding the new and alien within familiar tropes, Link finds an empty hotel room in the middle of a superhero convention; unrequited love in an automated Boyfriend; rural ghost stories at a birthday party on an orphaned starship. Both whimsical and haunting, these are stories of the monumental loneliness in every life, and the problems we create in our striving for connection.

Alexander


Broxo

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By Zack Giallongo, Zack Giallongo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596435513
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Published: First Second - October 2nd, 2012

A warrior princess searches for a lost clan…a teenaged barbarian battles zombie warriors…an abandoned mountaintop village infested with monsters waits to have all its secrets revealed. Broxo is an exciting adventure, told with humor and insight, where even the most evil villains have a human core.

Alexander


Tiger Writing

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$18.95
ISBN: 9780674072831
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Published: Harvard University Press - March 25th, 2013

Gish Jen delivers a concise, engaging look at the profoundly different characteristics that define “good stories” across the cultural divide of East and West. Particularly interesting is her prodding of the accepted wisdom that good writing is always character-driven—a broadly Western and most especially American conceit about the definition of good writing that says more about our own self-conception than it does about the fundamentals of writing itself.

Alexander


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