Steve

"look, mommy- there's an airplane up in the sky!"

 

 

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Man Walks Into a Pub: A Sociable History of Beer Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780330412209
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Published: Pan Books (UK) - June 2004

In this Bill Bryson-esque history of pub culture and drinking in England, author Pete Brown carbonates the proceedings with just the right amount of humor and trivia (from "taking you down a peg" to Crocodile Dundee) to make it all go down smoothly. 


Bone #1: Out from Boneville (Tribute Edition) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780545800709
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Published: Graphix - February 24th, 2015

This hugely-successful comic/graphic novel combines humor, darkness, distinct characters, cartoonish and not-so-cartoonish artwork with a great story to make something that is both appropriate and fun for young adults but engaging and clever enough for adult readers, as well.


Countdown City Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594746260
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Published: Quirk Books - July 16th, 2013

Honestly, the first book isn't the greatest mystery I've ever read, but as a story about a man obsessed with maintaining his principles in a world that literally has an expiration date, this series is pretty special- I'm thinking about the ending as I type this and am literally getting goosebumps.  


World of Trouble Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594746857
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Published: Quirk Books - July 15th, 2014

The Magicians Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452296299
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Published: Plume Books - May 25th, 2010

The Magician's Land Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780670015672
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Published: Viking Books - August 5th, 2014

Ancillary Sword Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316246651
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Published: Orbit - October 7th, 2014

An excellent follow-up to the outstanding Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword continues to plow a delibrate furrow, focusing more on character- and world-building than action setpieces (although there might be one or two of those, as well). I'm very much looking forward to the next installment.


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Uprooted Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780804179034
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Published: Del Rey Books - May 19th, 2015

It's a review cliche to talk about an author taking a bunch of classic elements and making something new, but this is certainly the case with Naomi Novik's fusion of European folktales with a modern take on fantasy, the result of which is both familiar and engagingly fresh.


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Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse Cover Image
By John Joseph Adams (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781783291502
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Published: Titan Books (UK) - February 24th, 2015

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A Crown for Cold Silver Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316277983
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Published: Orbit - April 14th, 2015

A nice change of pace- literally and figuratively- from Wheel of Time-style doorstoppers and the relentless grimdark of A Song of Ice and Fire, this is a fairly snappy outing full of colorful characters, gender-bending, drug abuse, and even a decent religious angle!


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Ancillary Justice Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316246620
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Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2013

This is not the most action-packed science-fiction novel I've read, but a totally unique point-of-view and excllent world-building make it one of the best I've read in a number of years. I'd say more, but I think one should experience the narrator's perspective cold (as I did). If you like thoughtful sci-fi and don't require constant gunbattles, I think you'll come out of this one happy. Speaking of which, the sequel is great, too!