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Every Heart a Doorway

We've all read the fairy tales... a young child goes through a wardrobe or falls down a rabbit hole and shows up somewhere else. Seanan McGuire asks the question: what comes next? How does this incredibly diverse group used to living in magical worlds cope with being forced back into the mundane one? And then, of course, people start dying. With McGuire's signature brilliant worldbuilding and beautiful writing, this might be my new favorite book.

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ISBN: 9780765385505
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Published: - April 5th, 2016

Welcome to Night Vale

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ISBN: 9780062351425
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 20th, 2015

Jackie has been 19 for decades while her friends went to college and grew up without her. Diane's teenaged son is moody and also a shapeshifter. Night Vale is a town where the impossible occurs every day, hooded figures lurk in the Forbidden Dog Park, and the Glow Cloud (ALL HAIL) is on the school board. This book is incredibly strange in all the best ways.


This Monstrous Thing

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ISBN: 9780062382771
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 22nd, 2015

One stormy night in Geneva, Alasdair Finch  watches his brother Oliver die...and vows to bring him back to life. But in a world where clockwork creations are illegal, Alasdair's actions have far-reaching consequences. When an incendiary book about reanimation stirs dangerous sentiment across Europe, Alasdair realizes that someone knows his secret...and that he and his brother will never be safe. This  innovative  Frankenstein reimagining (from a PSB bookseller!) is perfect for chilly autumn nights.



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ISBN: 9781481416603
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 28th, 2015

Jonathan has the ability to create parallel worlds, in which he is everything except the lonely outsider he is in reality. But when he accidentally confuses one of his parallel dimensions with the real world, all his worlds start to collapse. A sci-fi tour-de-force with a heart-wrenching protagonist, meticulous world building, and a twist that will knock you over.




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ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

When Essun discovers that her husband has killed their son because of his frightening power, she quests across a vast crumbling continent in search of him. Jemisin imagines a world in which the continued survival of civilization rests on the forced labor of "oregenes," humans with the power to control earthquakes. Dark, terrifying, brilliantly creative, THE FIFTH SEASON is an unsettling analogue of our own world.




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ISBN: 9781937512279
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 10th, 2015

One of the best and most unique near-future dystopias I've read. "I" (short for Inez) is an unforgettable narrator her voice is raw, piercing and utterly engaging, evolving from her initial desensitized deadpan as she learns to care for baby Ani, the unexpected result of a job gone awry. Deeply human speculative fiction, perfect for fans of Margaret Atwood.




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ISBN: 9781931520720
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Published: Small Beer Press - October 26th, 2010

This extraordinary collection represents the best aspirations of science fiction, bringing together intellectual curiosity and true insight into the human heart and psyche. The title story alone is worth bringing this book home; an attempt to create a science fiction of linguistics results in one of the most heartbreaking stories you'll ever read.




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ISBN: 9780060013165
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Published: HarperTorch - August 31st, 2004

Polly Perks has disguised herself as a boy to join the army, and her comrades in arms include a vampire, a troll, and a bunch of other misfits all with secrets of their own. The war is not going well, and it will take everything they have to survive, let alone make a difference. A poignant and often hilarious look at war, gender, and politics.




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ISBN: 9780738743387
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Published: Flux - April 8th, 2015

One of the most inventive, thrilling, and addictive scifi novels I've ever read! Carr "the Raptor" Luka is a rising star in the weightless combat sport of Zeroboxing. But winning glory for his home planet Earth--now overshadowed by its prosperous interstellar colonies--isn't as easy as knocking out his opponents in the Cube. As Carr's fame grows, he has to deal with the complicated downsides of celebrity, interstellar politics as tensions rise between Earth and Mars, and a secret that could end his boxing career.



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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.



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