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Leech

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Leech By Hiron Ennes Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781250811189
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Published: Tordotcom - September 27th, 2022

This is just such a phenomenally well developed and frightening allegory about self and identity. Complex world building details add to a growing atmosphere of internal and external dystopia and dysphoria. The horror and violence end up cresting and create space - amazingly - for some hope. It's horror with a heart, and my heart loves it.

Stacey


Into the Dark

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Star Wars: The High Republic Into the Dark By Claudia Gray, Giorgio Baroni (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Claudia Gray, Giorgio Baroni (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368057288
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Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - February 2nd, 2021

Claudia Gray has been one of the best Star Wars writers since the debut of the new canon and her win streak continues here. I am so excited about the High Republic launch and you will be too after Into The Dark, which will be both familiar and fresh to Star Wars fans new or old!

Caleb


The Arrest

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The Arrest: A Novel By Jonathan Lethem Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9780062938787
Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

I loved this book! It's witty and sharp, and probably exactly what Maine would look like in an apocalypse. The main character, Journeyman, is a wayward soul who found himself in Maine at the time that all technology died. His life is interrupted when a person from his past arrives in a "supercar", and chaos ensues.

Heather


Hench

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Hench: A Novel By Natalie Zina Walschots Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062978578
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

 

The Incredibles meets...data analytics. Anna works as a data cruncher for supervillains, an exceptionally boring occupation until she's injured on the job by a superhero. When the police decline to investigate, she takes matters into her own hands to uncover the true cost of "heroics," and discovers that the difference between villains and heroes may be more a question of good PR than morality. Thoughtful and extremely funny.

Rebecca


The City We Became

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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

 

When a city reaches a certain point, it stops being a location on a map and starts being a massive living entity. It's New York's turn now, but nothing is going the way it usually does. The city's six new human avatars need to figure out how to work together and use their powers fast or New York is doomed. A love letter to the weirdness and wonder that is New York City written in N K Jemisin's stunning prose.

Shana


The Dreamed Part

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The Dreamed Part By Rodrigo Fresán, Will Vanderhyden (Translator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948830058
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Published: Open Letter - November 12th, 2019

 

At times baffling, at times exuberant, at times your curmudgeonly profession uncle who doesn’t like smart phones, at times breathtaking, The Dreamed Part is less a book and more a mind-altering substance. Fresan writes about and towards that pliable mental state between waking & dreaming. A tremendous literary accomplishment with some of the most amazing prose about books & reading I’ve ever seen in a novel. 

Josh


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