Fiction

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The world of fantasy is alive with short fiction, and those wild-growing stories are bundled together by a league of anthologists who carefully arrange tales by theme.

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Anthologies are purpose-driven books. Some collect the best works of a given year; others take up a single idea and spin it out in myriad directions.

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“This is top rate action/adventure horror with the right amount of humanity to keep the reader’s attention from cover to cover.”

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Matt Ruff’s novels are an eclectic tour through contemporary speculative fiction and horror. Ruff has a real affinity for identifying crucial culture influences and shaping stories around them.

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“eminently readable and emotionally intense.”

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Warren the 13th and the Thirteen-Year Curse, the final entry in the amiable Warren the 13th trilogy, finds the titular hero confronting hard prospects.

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“To describe Lewinson’s smart, lean, sharp prose as all over the place is praise indeed in the case of this remarkable novella.”

“Call me Ishmael.”

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“A worthy read for those who love plot twists and Elizabethan history.”

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In the final weeks of World War II, when Walter Kempowski was 15 years old, he watched tens of thousands of his fellow Germans scramble westward through his hometown from their once-conquered terri

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“a story of an obsessive friendship that is strong enough to survive death—and what happens in its aftermath.”

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“an incredibly researched and compelling psychological thriller.”

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Mandel’s symphony of belief and offerings builds slowly to a pattern that, in the midst of loss, insists on giving meaning and value to the half-understood, half-intended

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Malo and the Merry-Go-Round is a feel-good story with wonderful captivating artwork that will be an instant favorite.”

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Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast that purports to be a local public radio broadcast from the cosmically disturbed town of Night Vale, located somewhere in the desert, somew

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“Regardless of whether a reader is dipping into their 19th Temperance Brennan novel or their first, Kathy Reichs proves once again why she remains at the top of the bestseller list year aft

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The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida is a tremendous examination of sadness.

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T. J. Klune’s latest title could be the lovechild of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs) and a Nora Roberts’ second chances, found family romance.

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“Those who enjoy a mingling of historical fact with fiction, the intrigue of the Tudor spy network, the disparate splendor and squalor between the Elizabethan Court and the common world, an

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“If the creative writing technique failures don’t bother the reader, they may enjoy the story itself. Otherwise, it is a three-star book.”

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“An easygoing book to match the easygoing spirit of the sloth as portrayed by Dawnay, If I Had a Sleepy Sloth is a gentle choice to ease into a peaceful naptime.”

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“Meta-textual, self-reflexive, obscurely funny, and playful beyond easy articulation, it’s the perfect book for readers who delight in ‘the materiality of . . .

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Olivia Harper lives and works in Seattle, putting in grueling hours at her job as well as on her startup website business, Harper Media.

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“This debut novel is sure to raise one's hackles.”

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“Makes graduating to big kid pants fun.”

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“Suffused with a love of music and a healthy dose of fantasy, The Kingdom of Back is sure to cast a spell over Lu’s eager readers.”

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