Book mentions in this thread

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    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

    by Becky Chambers

    The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal's Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Tor.com Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey's Women's Prize. Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star. Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain. Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.
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    The Broken Earth Trilogy

    by N. K. Jemisin

    This special boxed set includes the New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin's complete, two-time Hugo award-winning Broken Earth Trilogy. This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. The Broken Earth trilogyThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
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    How Long 'til Black Future Month?

    by N. K. Jemisin

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    Ancillary Justice

    by Ann Leckie

    Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance. In the Ancillary world: 1. Ancillary Justice2. Ancillary Sword3. Ancillary Mercy
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    The Priory of the Orange Tree

    by Samantha Shannon

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    Elatsoe

    by Darcie Little Badger

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    The Dispossessed

    by Ursula K. Le Guin

    One of the very best must-read novels of all time - with a new introduction by Roddy Doyle 'There was a wall. It did not look important - even a child could climb it. But the idea was real. Like all walls it was ambiguous, two-faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon which side of it you were on...' Shevek is brilliant scientist who is attempting to find a new theory of time - but there are those who are jealous of his work, and will do anything to block him. So he leaves his homeland, hoping to find a place of more liberty and tolerance. Initially feted, Shevek soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game. With powerful themes of freedom, society and the natural world's influence on competition and co-operation, THE DISPOSSESSED is a true classic of the 20th century.
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    Amonites (Poesia de paper) (Spanish Edition)

    by Miguel Ángel Velasco

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    The Murderbot Diaries

    by Martha Wells

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    Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1)

    by Daniel José Older

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    An Unkindness of Magicians

    by Kat Howard

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    To Say Nothing of the Dog

    by Connie Willis

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    Mexican Gothic

    by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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    The Left Hand of Darkness

    by Ursula K. Le Guin

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    Trail of Lightning (1) (The Sixth World)

    by Rebecca Roanhorse

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    The Hobbit

    by J.R.R. Tolkien

    This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.
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    Birth of the Firebringer (Firebringer Trilogy (Paperback))

    by Meredith Ann Pierce

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    The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates, 1)

    by A. K. Larkwood

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    Spinning Silver

    by Naomi Novik

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    The Space Between Worlds

    by Micaiah Johnson

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    Shards of Honor (2) (Vorkosigan Saga)

    by Lois McMaster Bujold

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    A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan, 1)

    by Arkady Martine

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    Legendborn

    by Tracy Deonn

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    Binti

    by Nnedi Okorafor

    Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the university itself - but first she has to make it there, alive.
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    The Godfather

    by Mario Puzo

    An inside fictional portrait journeys inside the world of the Cosa Nostra and its operations to chronicle the lives and fortunes of Mafia leader Vito Corleone, his family, and his underworld domain. Reissue.
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    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy Collection 5 Books Set by Douglas Adams

    by Douglas Adams

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    Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha)

    by Tasha Suri

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    The Library of the Unwritten (A Novel from Hell's Library)

    by A. J. Hackwith

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    The Curse of Chalion (Chalion series, 1)

    by Lois McMaster Bujold

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    The lessons of history

    by Will Durant

    2 distinguished historians express their evaluation of the nature of the human experience and what may be learned from it
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    The Midnight Bargain

    by C. L. Polk

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    Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, 1)

    by Seanan McGuire

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    Soul Music

    by Terry Pratchett

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    House in the Cerulean Sea

    by TJ Klune

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    Parable of the Sower

    by Octavia E. Butler

    This first Earthseed novel by ground-breaking writer Octavia E. Butler feel like a prophetic nod to our current world. If you were glued to The Handmaid's Tale, you'll love this beautiful new edition of a seminal American classic. 'If there is one thing scarier than a dystopian novel about the future, it's one written in the past that has already begun to come true. This is what makes Parable of the Sower even more impressive than it was when first published' Gloria Steinem We are coming apart. We're a rope, breaking, a single strand at a time. America is a place of chaos, where violence rules and only the rich and powerful are safe. Lauren Olamina, a young woman with the extraordinary power to feel the pain of others as her own, records everything she sees of this broken world in her journal. Then, one terrible night, everything alters beyond recognition, and Lauren must make her voice heard for the sake of those she loves. Soon, her vision becomes reality and her dreams of a better way to live gain the power to change humanity forever. All that you touch, You Change. All that you Change, Changes you. What readers are saying about Octavia Butler: 'Kindred was written in 1979 but could have been written last year. Incredible. I couldn't put it down' 'Emotionally and viscerally alive and challenging. I don't know how I missed it before now' 'A masterpiece by a matchless artist. Butler is simply sublime' 'Reading these books will change your life' 'A finely crafted work, rife with emotional power, horrifying in its believability, with a message that cannot be ignored'
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    Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)

    by Kim Stanley Robinson

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    Beneath The Rising

    by Premee Mohamed

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    The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle, 1)

    by Nghi Vo

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    A Song Below Water

    by Bethany C. Morrow

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    The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library Novel)

    by Genevieve Cogman

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    The Tiger at Midnight

    by Swati Teerdhala

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    Clockwork Boys

    by T. Kingfisher

    Slate is a thief who specialized in stealing, forging, and planting paperwork. When she is arrested for treason, she finds herself part of a suicide mission with Brenner the assassin and the disgraced paladin Caliban, once a demonslayer, now host to the dead remains of the demon which sent him on a murderous rampage and shattered his world.Their goal is both simple and nearly impossible. Find a way to stop the Clockwork Boys: the massive ivory creatures wreaking ruin upon the countryside. But to do that, they must first cross a war zone, braving plague and magic, to reach Anuket City, the distant home of the enemy.
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    Falling in Love with Hominids

    by Nalo Hopkinson

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    Wyrd Sisters (Discworld)

    by Terry Pratchett

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    Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence)

    by Max Gladstone

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    Raybearer

    by Jordan Ifueko

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    Jim Butcher Boxed Set (The Dresden Files, Books 1-3)

    by Jim Butcher

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    The Martian

    by Andy Weir

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    Cemetery Boys

    by Aiden Thomas

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    Lagoon

    by Nnedi Okorafor

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    The Will of the Empress (Circle Reforged Book 1)

    by Tamora Pierce

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    Lord of Secrets (The Empty Gods)

    by Breanna Teintze

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    Tanya Huff Blood Ties 6 Books Collection Pack Set

    by Tanya Huff

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    Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, 1)

    by Fonda Lee

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    The Once and Future Witches

    by Alix E. Harrow

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    Six of Crows

    by Leigh Bardugo

    Enter the Grishaverse with the #1 New York Times–bestselling Six of Crows. Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone. . . . A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo returns to the breathtaking world of the Grishaverse in this unforgettable tale about the opportunity—and the adventure—of a lifetime. “Six of Crows is a twisty and elegantly crafted masterpiece that thrilled me from the beginning to end.” –New York Times-bestselling author Holly Black “Six of Crows [is] one of those all-too-rare, unputdownable books that keeps your eyes glued to the page and your brain scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen next.” –Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra “There's conflict between morality and amorality and an appetite for sometimes grimace-inducing violence that recalls the Game of Thrones series. But for every bloody exchange there are pages of crackling dialogue and sumptuous description. Bardugo dives deep into this world, with full color and sound. If you're not careful, it'll steal all your time.” —The New York Times Book Review Praise for the Grishaverse “A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post “Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian “The best magic universe since Harry Potter.” —Bustle “This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review “[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR “The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly “Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today “There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair “Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent “Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series “This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien.” —RT Book Reviews Read all the books in the Grishaverse! The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy) Shadow and Bone Siege and Storm Ruin and Rising The Six of Crows Duology Six of Crows Crooked Kingdom The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic #1 New York Times bestseller, October 18, 2015
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    Three Times Lucky (Mo & Dale Mysteries)

    by Sheila Turnage

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    Strange Practice (A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel)

    by Vivian Shaw

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    Gregor the Overlander

    by Suzanne Collins

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    Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, 1)

    by Tomi Adeyemi

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    Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me

    by Steven Hyden

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    We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

    Bobiverse fans: a signed limited edition of all three books in a boxed set, signed by the author, is now available on Amazon. Look for The Bobiverse [Signed Limited Edition] on Amazon Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty. The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.
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    Happily Never After

    by Lauren Landish

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    The Tethered Mage (Swords and Fire, 1)

    by Melissa Caruso

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    The Perfect Assassin

    by K. A. Doore

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    Upright Women Wanted

    by Sarah Gailey

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    Ben Aaronovitch A Rivers of London Novel Collection 6 Books Set

    by Ben Aaronovitch

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    The Glamour Thieves (Blue Unicorn Book 1)

    by Don Allmon

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    Emergency Skin (Forward collection)

    by N. K. Jemisin

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    Ghost Road

    by Anthony M. Townsend

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    Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1)

    by Patricia Briggs

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    Lips Touch

    by Laini Taylor

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    The Fifth Season

    by N. K. Jemisin

    "Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season (A New York Times Notable Book of 2015) WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2016 This is the way the world ends...for the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate
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    Brood

    by Jackie Polzin

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    The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency, 1)

    by John Scalzi

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    The Golden Key and Twenty-Two Additional Essays

    by Emmet Fox

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    Solace and Grief by Foz Meadows (2012-12-28)

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    The Heralds of Valdemar Omnibus

    by Mercedes Lackey

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    A Pale Light in the Black

    by K. B. Wagers

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    The Expanse Boxed Set

    by James S. A. Corey

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    Zoe's Tale (Old Man's War) by John Scalzi (2009-04-28)

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    We Could Be Heroes

    by Mike Chen

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    The All Souls Trilogy Boxed Set (All Souls Series)

    by Deborah Harkness

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    Brown Girl in the Ring

    by Nalo Hopkinson

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    Tailchaser's Song (Daw Book Collectors)

    by Tad Williams

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    The Aeneid (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    by Virgil

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    A Darker Shade of Magic

    by V. E. Schwab

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    Beyond the Ruby Veil (Beyond the Ruby Veil (1))

    by Mara Fitzgerald

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    Crownchasers

    by Rebecca Coffindaffer

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    An Accident of Stars (Manifold Worlds)

    by Foz Meadows

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    Valor's Choice

    by Tanya Huff

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    Who Fears Death

    by Nnedi Okorafor

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    Influenza and Pneumonia Mortality in 66 Large Cities in the United States in Years Surrounding the 1918 Pandemic

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    The Absolute Book

    by Elizabeth Knox