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  • Mentats of Dune

    Mentats of Dune

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kevin J. Anderson
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    Publisher:   Tor Books; First Edition edition (2014, Mar 11th).
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    In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity’s future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal—to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family’s downfall. more

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  • Games Creatures Play

    Games Creatures Play

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Charlaine Harris
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    Publisher:   Ace Hardcover (2014, Apr 1st).
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    Includes a brand-new story featuring Sookie Stackhouse and Manfred Bernardo ALL-NEW TALES OF UNUSUAL ATHLETICS BY JAN BURKE * DANA CAMERON * ADAM-TROY CASTRO * BRENDAN DuBOIS * CHARLAINE HARRIS * TONI L. P. KELNER * CAITLIN KITTREDGE * WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER * ELLEN KUSHNER * MERCEDES LACKEY * JOE R. LANSDALE * LAURA LIPPMAN * SEANAN McGUIRE * BRANDON SANDERSON * SCOTT SIGLER Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this all-new story collection of the most peculiar plays ever made…   Sports fans live and die by their teams’ successes and failures—though not literally. But these fourteen authors have written spirited—in more ways than one—new tales of killer competitions that would make even the most die-hard players ask to be benched. more

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  • Citadel: A Novel

    Citadel: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kate Mosse
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    Publisher:   William Morrow (2014, Mar 18th).
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    Combining the rugged action of Labyrinth with the haunting mystery of Sepulchre, #1 bestselling author Kate Mosse’s eagerly awaited Citadel is a mesmerizing World War II story of daring and courage, in which a group of determined women fighting for the French Resistance risk their lives to save their homeland . . . and protect astonishing secrets buried in time.France, 1942. In Carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women are engaged in a lethal battle. Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these members of the resistance—codenamed Citadel—fight to liberate their home from the Nazis.But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their German occupiers at every opportunity is only part of their mission. more

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  • The Burning Dark

    The Burning Dark

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Adam Christopher
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    Publisher:   Tor Books (2014, Mar 25th).
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    Adam Christopher’s dazzling first novel, Empire State, was named the Best Book of 2012 by SciFi Now magazine. Now he explores new dimensions of time and space in The Burning Dark.Back in the day, Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland had led the Fleet into battle against an implacable machine intelligence capable of devouring entire worlds. But after saving a planet, and getting a bum robot knee in the process, he finds himself relegated to one of the most remote backwaters in Fleetspace to oversee the decommissioning of a semi-deserted space station well past its use-by date.But all is not well aboard the U-Star Coast City. The station’s reclusive Commandant is nowhere to be seen, leaving Cleveland to deal with a hostile crew on his own. Persistent malfunctions plague the station’s systems while interference from a toxic purple star makes even ordinary communications problematic. more

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  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ransom Riggs
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Quirk Books (2011, Jun 7th).
    Pages:   352

    A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. more

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  • Blood Maidens

    Blood Maidens

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Barbara Hambly
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Severn House Publishers (2011, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   256

    The new ‘James Asher’ vampire novel from the best-selling author - It’s 1911. War is coming, and according to one of the vampires of St. Petersburg, the Kaiser is trying to recruit vampires. James Asher, Oxford don and formerly on His Majesty’s Secret Service, is forced to team up again with his vampire partner Don Simon Ysidro for a journey to the subarctic Russian capital. Are they on the trail of a rogue vampire with a plan to achieve the power to walk in daylight? Asher wonders. Or is Ysidro’s real agenda to seek the woman he once loved? more

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  • Kiss of Fire

    Kiss of Fire

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Deborah Cooke
    Format:   Mass Market Paperback
    Publisher:   Signet; Reissue edition (2008, Feb 5th).
    Pages:   352

    For millennia, the shape-shifting dragon warriors known as the Pyr have commanded the four elements and guarded the earth's treasures. But now the final reckoning between the Pyr, who count humans among the earth's treasures, and the Slayers, who would eradicate both humans and the Pyr who protect them, is about to begin... When Sara Keegan decides to settle down and run her quirky aunt's New Age bookstore, she's not looking for adventure. She doesn't believe in fate or the magic of the tarot-but when she's saved from a vicious attack by a man who has the ability to turn into a fire-breathing dragon, she questions whether she's losing her mind-or about to lose her heart... Quinn Tyrrell has long been distrustful of his fellow Pyr and a self-reliant loner. more

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  • Raising Steam

    Raising Steam

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Terry Pratchett
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    Publisher:   Doubleday (2014, Mar 25th).
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    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSteam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with a flat cap and a sliding rule. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and it’s soon drawing astonished crowds.      To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork’s formidable Patrician, Lord Vetinari, no one is in charge of this new invention. This needs to be rectified, and who better than the man he has already appointed master of the Post Office, the Mint, and the Royal Bank: Moist von Lipwig. Moist is not a man who enjoys hard work—unless it is dependent on words, which are not very heavy and don’t always need greasing. more

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  • Jumper: Griffin's Story

    Jumper: Griffin's Story

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Steven Gould
    Format:   Mass Market Paperback
    Publisher:   Tor Books; 1st edition (2008, Feb 5th).
    Pages:   286

    What if you could jump?  Go anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye?   What would you do?  Where would you go?   What if you were only five years old? Griffin O’Connor jumped for the first time in front of a busload of tourists in Oxford;  there was no hope of keeping his ability a secret.   He was hunted from that day, on the run with his family, and then without them.  His only hope is to stay alive and free until he can become the hunter himself. ANYWHERE IS POSSIBLE Jumper is a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox/New Regency Productions, starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane, and Jamie Bell. more

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  • Bridge of Dreams

    Bridge of Dreams

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Anne Bishop
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Roc Hardcover (2012, Mar 6th).
    Pages:   448

    When wizards threaten Glorianna Belladonna and her work to keep Ephemera balanced, her brother Lee sacrifices himself in order to save her-and ends up an asylum inmate in the city of Vision.But a darkness is spreading through Vision, perplexing the Shamans who protect it. And Lee is the only one who can shed any light on its mysteries... more

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