Monthly Archives: May 2010

Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link

From the publisher: This first collection by award-winning author Kelly Link takes fairy tales and cautionary tales, dictators and extraterrestrials, amnesiacs and honeymooners, revenants and readers alike, on a voyage into new, strange, and wonderful territory. The girl detective must … Continue reading

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The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories by John Kessel

From the publisher: An astonishing, long-awaited collection of stories that intersect imaginatively with Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, and Flannery O’Connor. Includes John Kessel’s modern classic “Lunar Quartet” sequence about life on the moon. “A sustained exploration … Continue reading

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The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Available through May 23 – requires you to go to a Barnes & Nobles store and show the clerk your Nook or other mobile device with the B&N reader installed. Instructions for the B&N “Fun and Free” Promotion are here: … Continue reading

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Spiritwalk by Charles de Lint

A complete novel from this well-respected master of modern fantasy. From Tor.com: Charles de Lint’s Spiritwalk (1992) is the sequel to Moonheart, his groundbreaking novel about the people in and around a house in modern Ottawa that straddles this world … Continue reading

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Exhalation by Ted Chiang

A Hugo-award nominated story from the anthology Eclipse Two. “And now for something quite extraordinary. If you’re looking for a single reason to purchase Eclipse Two then you may be out of luck, because Ted Chiang’s “Exhalation” is at least … Continue reading

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Grey by Jon Armstrong

“Grey is a legendary book waiting to happen. It’s a mad, stylish, trippy, endlessly inventive romp through the biohazardous wastes of post-genre literature. Jon Armstrong is a genius, with an umlaut, to the fifth power.” — Michael Chabon, author of … Continue reading

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Butcher Bird by Richard Kadrey

“If this novel had been rendered in oil or acrylic, it would be kicking world class Lowbrow ass in multi-page spreads in Juxatapose or on the walls of La Luz de Jesus. Go for it. The man is mad, in … Continue reading

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