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January 15

Book: Alanna: The First Adventure

Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page. But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins—one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 8:38 PM - 0 comments

Book: Saga Volume 8

After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe. Collects issues 43 through 48.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:29 AM - 0 comments

December 29, 2017

Book: Station Eleven

Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Travelling Symphony. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:24 AM - 11 comments

December 26, 2017

Book: Sustainable Agriculture & Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cu

"This is a story of resistance against all odds, of Cuba’s remarkable recovery from a food crisis brought on by the collapse of trade relations with the former Socialist Bloc and the tightening of the US trade embargo. Unable to import either food or materials needed for conventional agriculture, Cuba turned inward to self-reliance. Sustainable agriculture, organic farming, urban gardens, smaller farms, animal traction, and biological pest control are all part of the new Cuban agriculture." [more inside]
posted by aniola at 11:52 AM - 1 comment

November 30, 2017

Book: Practical Magic

Longing to escape the Massachusetts hometown that has always blamed their family for whatever goes wrong, Gillian and Sally respectively marry and run away but are drawn back by a seemingly magical force. Reprint. NYT. [more inside]
posted by TrishaU at 12:09 AM - 1 comment

November 1, 2017

Book: Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier

The crucial sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Secret History of Twin Peaks, this novel bridges the two series, and takes you deeper into the mysteries raised by the new series. (Official description continues inside) [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:51 PM - 3 comments

October 17, 2017

Book: Winter Tide

After attacking Devil’s Reef in 1928, the U.S. government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. Only Aphra and Caleb Marsh survived the camps, and they emerged without a past or a future. The government that stole Aphra's life now needs her help. Aphra must return to the ruins of her home, gather scraps of her stolen history, and assemble a new family to face the darkness of human nature.
posted by KingEdRa at 12:10 PM - 6 comments

September 17, 2017

Book: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. — Amazon [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger at 9:42 AM - 15 comments

September 11, 2017

Book: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography.
posted by latkes at 11:12 AM - 6 comments

September 3, 2017

Book: Wicked

A megalomaniac has taken over the nation and launched pogroms against its most vulnerable members. Civic faith is at an all-time low, bringing the country to the brink of disunity. Party loyalists have been installed at the head of public schools, and the military is being built up anew for no reason known to the public. Not that anybody seems to care about any of that, except for the girl with no soul and green skin. Welcome to the land of Oz, roughly forty years B.D. (Before Dorothy). [more inside]
posted by queen anne's remorse at 8:26 AM - 8 comments

August 31, 2017

Book: The Stone Sky

The shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with The Fifth Season, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016, and The Obelisk Gate, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:49 AM - 13 comments

Book: Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy

The sequel to the cult classic The Illuminatus! Trilogy, this is an epic fantasy that offers a twisted look at our modern-day world--a reality that exists in another dimension of time and space that may be closer than we think.
posted by frimble at 4:15 AM - 1 comment

July 24, 2017

Book: Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, cultural critic Anne Helen Petersen has written her own catalog of unruly women: celebrities and other cultural figures who have been called too strong, too fat, too gross, too slutty, too old, too pregnant, too shrill, too queer, too loud and too naked for uncomplicated cultural acceptance. She ranges from Serena Williams (too strong) to Lena Dunham (too naked) and shows how each woman defies norms while still staying close enough to the edges of respectability to achieve mainstream success.
posted by ellieBOA at 9:37 AM - 7 comments

July 19, 2017

Book: Punisher Max Complete Collection Vol. 1

Experience the gritty and uncompromising Punisher MAX from the very beginning! When a mob hit killed his beloved wife and children, Frank Castle became the Punisher - an unstoppable one-man army waging war on every piece of criminal scum plaguing New York's streets. But do the Punisher's origins trace back even further? In 1971 Vietnam, Captain Castle's platoon faces a Viet Cong attack...and to survive, he must make a grim choice. [more inside]
posted by KMH at 1:35 AM - 2 comments

July 11, 2017

Book: The Delirium Brief

Someone is dead set to air the spy agency’s dirty laundry in The Delirium Brief, the next installment to Mefi's Own Charles Stross’ Hugo Award-winning comedic dark fantasy Laundry Files series! [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 6:41 PM - 18 comments

Book: V for Vendetta

V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts.
posted by latkes at 10:44 AM - 9 comments

July 6, 2017

Book: On Such a Full Sea

In a future where US society has segmented rigidly into rich consumers, the poor, and a labor class who have occupied the buildings of former cities, one of these laborers sets out on a quest... [more inside]
posted by latkes at 8:13 AM - 2 comments

May 8, 2017

Book: Before the Fall

On a foggy summer night, eleven people - ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.
posted by komara at 12:37 PM - 1 comment

May 3, 2017

Book: Wizard and Glass

The fourth volume in Stephen King's bestselling Dark Tower series. Roland, The Last Gunslinger, and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world, and slipped into the next. It is here that Roland tells them a long-ago tale of love and adventure. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 3:44 PM - 7 comments

May 2, 2017

Book: JSA Omnibus Vol. 1

Known for his groundbreaking work on Green Lantern, in 2000 Geoff Johns brought Justice Society of America characters rooted in the Golden Age of comics back to the forefront of comics.  Mixing younger, edgier characters with the elder statesmen of superheroes, Johns created an action-packed series with compelling storylines that are now collected here in the JSA Omnibus Vol. 1
posted by KMH at 2:43 AM - 3 comments

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