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  • Ghost Train to New Orleans

    Ghost Train to New Orleans

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mur Lafferty
    Publisher:   Orbit (2014, Mar 4th).

    COULD YOU FIND A MUSEUM FOR A MONSTER?OR A JAZZ BAR FOR A JABBERWOCK?Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she's good at it too -- her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Sbambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel. Work isn't all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book? more

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  • The Goblin Emperor

    The Goblin Emperor

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Katherine Addison
    Publisher:   Tor Books (2014, Apr 1st).

    The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an "accident," he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir.Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment.Surrounded by sycophants eager to curry favor with the naïve new emperor, and overwhelmed by the burdens of his new life, he can trust nobody. Amid the swirl of plots to depose him, offers of arranged marriages, and the specter of the unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, he must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor. more

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  • Steles of the Sky

    Steles of the Sky

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elizabeth Bear
    Publisher:   Tor Books (2014, Apr 8th).

    Elizabeth Bear concludes her award-winning epic fantasy trilogy, The Eternal Sky, with Steles of the Sky.Re Temur, exiled heir to his grandfather’s Khaganate, has finally raised his banner and declared himself at war with his usurping uncle. With his companions—the Wizard Samarkar, the Cho-tse Hrahima, and the silent monk Brother Hsiung—he must make his way to Dragon Lake to gather in his army of followers.Temur has many enemies, and they are not idle. The sorcerer who leads the Nameless Assassins, whose malice has shattered the peace of all the empires of the Celedon Highway, has struck at Temur’s uncle already. To the south, in the Rasan empire, a magical plague rages. To the east, the great city of Asmaracanda has burned, and the Uthman Caliph is deposed. more

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  • Bleeding Hearts

    Bleeding Hearts

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Alyxandra Harvey
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Walker Childrens (2011, Dec 20th).
    Pages:   304

    As vampires from all over the world descend on the Drake farm for the Blood Moon gathering, security is ramped up. Lucy has been temporarily banned, for her own safety—and to allow Solange some time to adjust to her new existence. But their enemies realize how much Lucy means to the family, and plan to abduct her to use her for leverage against the new royal family. Instead, Lucy’s cousin Christabel is kidnapped by mistake—and Connor Drake immediately heads off in pursuit, but isn’t in time to prevent Christabel’s infection by the Hel Blar. He can’t save her human life, but he can still try to save her new vampire life, and is willing to put his own life on the line for the girl he has grown to care so much about. more

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  • WWW: Wake

    WWW: Wake

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Robert J. Sawyer
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Ace (2010, Mar 30th).
    Pages:   352

    A Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author joins Ace with a stunning new science fiction epic. Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math, and blind. When she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality she perceives the landscape of the World Wide Web-where she makes contact with a mysterious consciousness existing only in cyberspace. more

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  • Insomnia Cafe

    Insomnia Cafe

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   M. K. Perker
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Dark Horse (2009, Nov 24th).
    Pages:   80

    Peter Kolinsky is among the world's foremost experts on rare books, so expert that he had a prestigious job at one of the country's biggest auction houses, until black-market dealers took an interest in him. Since losing his job and narrowly avoiding jail time, Peter's lived a lonely life in a tiny apartment, with a menial publishing job he hates. Things look like they might turn around when, looking for a late-night snack, Peter wanders into Insomnia Cafe and meets Angela. She shows him the Archives, a library full of books in the process of being written by famous authors. It's a book lover's dream until Oblomov, the black marketer who ruined Peter's life, returns to pull Peter back into his business. On the run from Oblomov and possibly the law, will Peter find salvation in the Archives, or will his knowledge of its secrets doom him further? . more

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  • The Ghost Brigades

    The Ghost Brigades

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   John Scalzi
    Format:   Mass Market Paperback
    Publisher:   Tor Science Fiction (2007, May 1st).
    Pages:   384

    The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.The universe is a dangerous place for humanity--and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did. Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers -- a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared's brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. more

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  • Once In a Blue Moon

    Once In a Blue Moon

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Simon R. Green
    Publisher:   Roc Trade (2014, Jan 7th).

    Twice upon a time, Prince Rupert and Princess Julia saved the Forest Kingdom. They have earned the right to live happily ever after. But there’s a blue moon on the rise....   Hawk and Fisher, famous for their years of keeping the peace in Haven, are really quite happy being legends. They gave up the hero business when they decided they’d grown too old for it. Now they run the Hero Academy, training young hopefuls to be heroes.   Legends never die, but it seems they cannot retire, either. Hawk and Fisher’s adult children, Jack and Gillian, have been kidnapped. They were taken by the Demon Prince, an old enemy from the Forest Kingdom who challenges the couple to one final battle for their lives. But Hawk and Fisher believe there’s another motive behind the abductions, one connected to a case they worked in Haven many years ago—a case they refuse to discuss. more

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  • The Judge of Ages

    The Judge of Ages

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   John C. Wright
    Publisher:   Tor Books (2014, Feb 11th).

    The year is 10,515 AD. The Hyades Armada, traveling at near lightspeed, will reach Earth in just four centuries to assess humanity's value as slaves. For the last 8,000 years, two opposing factions have labored to meet the alien threat in very different ways.One of them is Ximen del Azarchel, immortal leader of the mutineers from the starship Hermetic and self-appointed Master of the World, who has allowed his followers to tamper continuously with the evolutionary destiny of Man, creating one bizarre race after another in an apparent search for a species the Hyades will find worthy of conquest.The other is Menelaus Montrose, the posthuman Judge of Ages, whose cryonic Tombs beneath the surface of Earth have preserved survivors from each epoch created by the Hermeticists. more

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  • The book of heaven

    The book of heaven

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Patricia Storace
    Format:    Book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
    Publisher:   Pantheon... (2014, Jan 1st).

    "What if "a woman's point of view" were God's? As The Book of Heaven commences, Eve speaks about what is alleged to have happened in the Garden of Eden, a story she hardly recognizes. She tells her version of events, revealing that the constellations we are accustomed to seeing above conceal heavens with which we have yet to contend. In the four parts of the novel--The Book of Souraya, The Book of Savour, The Book of Rain, The Book of Sheba--and their accompanying proverbs, Eve accounts for four new zodiacs and teaches us how to view each and comprehend its centrality to women: a knife, a cauldron for cooking, a paradisiacal garden, lovers embracing. Each book keenly evokes the life of a woman newly freed from the old tales in which she was trapped: a metamorphosis of Sarah, Abraham's wife; a polytheistic cook; Job's wife; and the Queen of Sheba" --An Eve who does not recognize her own biblical story shares her version of events in the Garden of Eden before imparting the alternate feminist stories of four women, including Abraham's wife Sarah, a polytheist cook, Job's wife, and the queen of Sheba. more

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