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61 Prudence Couldn't Swim

Kilgore, James 9781600000000 Trade Paperback

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White ex-convict Cal Winter returns to his home in Oakland, California, one day to find his gorgeous, young, black wife, Prudence, drowned in the swimming pool. Prudence couldn’t swim, and Cal concludes she didn’t go in the water willingly. Though theirs was a marriage of convenience, he takes the murder personally. Along with his prison homie Red Eye, Cal sets out to find out who did Prudence in. His convoluted and often darkly humorous journey takes him deep into the world of the sexual urges of the rich and powerful, and gradually reveals the many layers of his wife's complex identity. While doing so, Cal and Red Eye must confront their own racially charged pasts if the killer is to be caught. Author James Kilgore has woven together strands of his own quixotic and complicated life—twenty-seven years as a political fugitive, two decades as a teacher in Africa, and six years in prison—into a heady tale of mystery and consequences. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
62 Pygmy

Palahniuk, Chuck Trade Paperback

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Palahniuk's 10th novel (after Snuff) is a potent if cartoonish cultural satire that succeeds despite its stridently confounding prose. A gang of adolescent terrorists trained by an unspecified totalitarian state (the boys and girls are guided by quotations attributed to Marx, Hitler, Augusto Pinochet, Idi Amin, etc.) infiltrate America as foreign exchange students. Their mission: to bring the nation to its knees through Operation Havoc, an act of mass destruction disguised as a science project. Narrated by skinny 13-year-old Pgymy, the propulsive plot deconstructs American fixtures, among them church (religion propaganda distribution outlet), spelling bees (forced battle to list English alphabet letters) and TV news reporters (Horde scavenger feast at overflowing anus of world history), before moving on to a Columbine-like shooting spree by a closeted kid who has fallen in love with the teenage terrorist who raped him in a shopping mall bathroom. Decoding Palahniuk's characteristically scathing observations s a challenge, as Pygmy's narrative voice is unbound by rules of grammar or structure (a typical sentence: Host father mount altar so stance beside bin empty of water), but perseverance is its own perverse reward in this singular, comic accomplishment. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
63 Pyrexia

Mery, Michel 1886625026 / 9781886625020 Paperback

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Pyrexia by Michel Mery describes the reality of Abelard, who in the opening chapter has just found Pyrexia, the sex goddess at the beginning of the universe. But the alarm rings, forcing him out of his Global Un-Manifested (GUM) tour of other beings reality. Can he find her again? And what about all the trips he makes with the GUM to 20th and 21st Century Paris and New York City? 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
64 REAMDE

Stephenson, Neal AMZ 0061977969 / 9780061977961 Hardcover

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Neal Stephenson is quite rightly known as a writer of ideas, but don't put it past him to pen a straightforward thriller. True, the plot of said thriller hinges on a massively multiplayer online game that's a step beyond what's actually available on the Internet circa 2011, but that's as far as the sci-fi goes. Enter REAMDE, an online virus that brings together a super-rich CEO, a Chinese hacker, a rogue Russian mafioso, an assimilated East African beauty, an itinerant Hungarian software programmer, two insanely prolific fantasy writers, and guns, guns, guns. (The book features so much firepower that Stephenson enlisted what he calls a ballistics copy editor.) It takes a veritable master of pacing to make a thousand pages feel like barely a third of that, but Stephenson is that master; his breakneck narrative starts fast and never, ever lets up. As such, Reamde is as likely to turn off fans of his more cerebral fiction as it is to gain him scads of new devotees. Regardless, it marks an inimitable highlight of this year's thriller roster. 
Price: 35.00 USD

 
 
65 Report from Planet Midnight

Hopkinson, Nalo 9781600000000 Trade Paperback

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Nalo Hopkinson has been busily (and wonderfully) “subverting the genre” since her first novel, Brown Girl in the Ring, won a Locus Award for SF and Fantasy in 1999. Since then she has acquired a prestigious World Fantasy Award, a legion of adventurous and aware fans, a reputation for intellect seasoned with humor, and a place of honor in the short list of SF writers who are tearing down the walls of category and transporting readers to previously unimagined planets and realms. Never one to hold her tongue, Hopkinson takes on sexism and racism in publishing (“Report from Planet Midnight”) in a historic and controversial presentation to her colleagues and fans.  
Price: 12.00 USD

 
66 Resurrection 2027

Eccarius, J.G. 962293776 Paperback

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J.G. Eccarius is back with this science-fiction look at a theocracy governing what's left of the human race. God is a woman, her representatives are women, and yet Ann Swanson, a teenage woman, begins to feel plenty oppressed in Resurrection City. Is she really a resurrected nurse from the late 20th century? Or is the entire society a fabric of lies? 
Price: 10.00 USD

 
 
67 Run with the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader

Bukowski, Charles, and Bukowkski, Charles, and Martin, John (Editor) Ecco 1994 60924586 Trade paperback

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 512 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
68 Second Variety

Dick, Philip K Citadel 2002 806512261 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 432 p. Collec 


Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
69 Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail! Stories of Crime, Love & Rebellion

Phillips, Gary & Gibbons, Andrea (Eds.) 1604860960 / 9781604860962 Paperback

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An incendiary mixture of genres and voices, this collection of short stories compiles a unique set of work that revolves around riots, revolts, and revolution. From the turbulent days of unionism in the streets of New York City during the Great Depression to a group of old women who meet at their local cafĂ© to plan a radical act that will change the world forever, these original and once out-of-print stories capture the various ways people rise up to challenge the status quo and change up the relationships of power. Ideal for any fan of noir, science fiction, and revolution and mayhem, this collection includes works from Sara Paretsky, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Cory Doctorow, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Summer Brenner. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
70 Sensation

Mamatas, Nick 1604863544 / 9781604863543 Paperback

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Love. Politics. Parasitic manipulation. Julia Hernandez left her husband, shot a real-estate developer out to gentrify Brooklyn, and then vanished without a trace. Well, perhaps one or two traces were left... With different personal and consumption habits, Julia has slipped out of the world she knew and into the Simulacrum—a place between the cracks of our existence from which human history is both guided and thwarted by the conflict between a species of anarchist wasp and a collective of hyperintelligent spider. When Julia's ex-husband Raymond spots her in a grocery store he doesn't usually patronize, he's drawn into an underworld of radical political gestures and Internet organizing looking to overthrow a ruling class it knows nothing about—and Julia is the new media sensation of both this world and the Simulacrum. Told ultimately from the collective point of view of another species, Sensation plays with the elements of the Simulacrum we all already live in: media reports, businessspeak, blog entries, text messages, psychological evaluation forms, and the always fraught and kindly lies lovers tell one another. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
71 Snow Crash

Stephenson, Neal Trade Paperback

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Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous…you’ll recognize it immediately. 
Price: 15.00 USD

 
72 Solaris

Lem, Stanislaw Trade Paperback

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Who's testing whom? When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he is forced to confront a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the living physical likeness of a long-dead lover. Others examining the planet, Kelvin learns, are plagued with their own repressed and newly corporeal memories. Scientists speculate that the Solaris ocean may be a massive brain that creates these incarnate memories, its purpose in doing so unknown. The first of Lem's novels to be published in America and now considered a classic, SOLARIS raises a question: Can we truly understand the universe around us without first understanding what lies within? 
Price: 13.00 USD

 
 
73 Songs of the Dead

Jensen, Derrick PM Press 2009 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 320 p. Audien 

A serial killer stalks the streets of Spokane, acting out a misogynist script from the dark heart of this culture. Across town, a writer named Derrick has spent his life tracking the reasons--political, psychological, spiritual--for the sadism of modern civilization. And through the grim nights, Nika, a trafficked woman, tries to survive the grinding violence of prostitution. Their lives, and the forces propelling them, are about to collide. Derrick s current project is a book called Possession, which asks the ontological question of who is responsible for the culture of domination that s destroying the earth. Who actually benefits from a dead planet, the endgame that s fast approaching? What if the answer is something way bigger than humans? Meanwhile, with motivations opposite to Derrick s, the serial killer is asking much the same question of the women he kidnaps as his final act of possession--and Nika is next. Derrick s metaphysical explorations suddenly take on more urgency as visions both terrifying and sacred begin to intrude, and past and future collapse without warning. All Derrick knows is Nika s name and her impending death. The only person who believes him is his partner Allison, a woman with both strengths and scars, whose past has led her to a commitment to justice no matter what the cost. As the visions intensify and the killer draws nearer, Derrick and Allison are compelled to act, making themselves the next targets. Derrick must learn to negotiate a world of spirits and demons, living and dead, before it s too late. And what hangs in the balance is not just their lives, but also the fate of life on earth. With Songs of the Dead, Derrick Jensen has written more than a thriller. This is a story lush with rage and tenderness on its way to being a weapon. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
74 Surfing the Gnarl

Rucker, Rudy 1604863099 / 9781604863093 Paperback

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The original “Mad Professor” of Cyberpunk, Rudy Rucker (along with fellow outlaws William Gibson and Bruce Sterling) transformed modern science fiction, tethering the “gnarly” speculations of quantum physics to the noir sensibilities of a skeptical and disenchanted generation. In acclaimed novels like Wetware and The Hacker and the Ant he mapped a neotopian future that belongs not to sober scientists but to drug-addled, sex-crazed youth. And won legions of fans doing it. In his outrageous new Surfing the Gnarl, Dr. Rucker infiltrates fundamentalist Virginia to witness the apocalyptic clash between Bible-thumpers and Saucer Demons at a country club barbecue; undresses in orbit to explore the future of foreplay in freefall (“Rapture in Space”); and (best of all!) dons the robe of a Transreal Lifestyle Adviser with How-to Tips on how you can manipulate the Fourth Dimension to master everyday tasks like finding an apartment, dispatching a tiresome lover, organizing closets and iPods, and remaking Reality. You’ll never be the same. Is that good or bad? Your call. 
Price: 12.00 USD

 
 
75 Terrorism and Modern Literature: From Joseph Conrad to Ciaran Carson

Houen, Alex Oxford University Press 2002 9.78E+12 Illustrated. Hard cover

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 320 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 44.95 USD

 
76 The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft

Lovecraft, H P, and Joshi, S T (Editor) Dell Publishing Company 1997 440506603 Annotated. Trade paperback

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Explore the marvelous complexity of Lovecraft's writing including his use of literary allusions, biographical details, and obscure references in this rich, in-depth exploration of great horror fiction from the acknowledged master of the weird, including the stories Herbert West Reanimator, Pickman's Model, The Call of Cthulhu, The Thing on the Doorstep, The Horror at Red Hook and more. Did Lovecraft believe in ghosts or paranormal phenomena? In what story does the narrator fear riding the Boston T? A pathfinder in the literary territory of the macabre, H.P. Lovecraft is one of America's giants of the horror genre. Now, in this second volume of annotated tales, Lovecraft scholars S. T. Joshi and Peter Cannon provide another rare opportunity to look into the mind of a genius. Their extensive notes lift the veil between real events in the writer's life such as the death of his father and the words that spill out onto the page in magnificent grotesquerie. Mansions, universities, laboratories, and dank New England boneyards appear also as the haunts where Lovecraft's characters confront the fabulous and fantastic, or like the narrator in Herbert West Reanimator dig up fresh corpses. Richly illustrated and scrupulously researched, this extraordinary work adds exciting levels of meaning to Lovecraft's chilling tales...and increases our wonder at the magic that transforms life into a great writer's art. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 
77 The Bomb: The Classic Novel of Anarchist Violence

Harris, Frank 

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Price: 12.95 USD

 
78 The Chieu Hoi Saloon

Harris, Michael Trade Paperback



It’s 1992 and three people’s lives are about to collide against the flaming backdrop of the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles. Vietnam vet Harry Hudson is a journalist fleeing his past: the war, a failed marriage, and a fear-ridden childhood. Rootless, he stutters, wrestles with depression, and is aware he's passed the point at which victim becomes victimizer. He explores the city's lowest dives, the only places where he feels at home. He meets Mama Thuy, a Vietnamese woman struggling to run a Navy bar in a tough Long Beach neighborhood, and Kelly Crenshaw, an African-American prostitute whose husband is in prison. They give Harry insight that maybe he can do something to change his fate in a gripping story that is both a character study and thriller. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
79 The Cyberiad

Lem, Stanislaw Trade Paperback

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Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. They travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their employers. “The most completely successful of his books... here Lem comes closest to inventing a real universe” (Boston Globe). Illustrations by Daniel Mr—z. Translated by Michael Kandel. 
Price: 13.00 USD

 
80 The Day Philosophy Dies

Maddox, Casey Crescent City, California Flashpoint Press: Derrick Jensen 2004 975301403 Trade paperback

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266 p. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
81 The Dispossessed

Le Guin, Ursula K. Trade Paperback

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Price: 13.95 USD

 
82 The Dispossessed

Le Guin, Ursula K. Mass Market Paperback

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The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia is a 1974 utopian science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, set in the same fictional universe as that of The Left Hand of Darkness (the Hainish Cycle). The book won the Nebula Award in 1974, both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1975, and received a nomination for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1975. It is also notable for achieving a degree of literary recognition unusual for science fiction works. 
Price: 7.99 USD

 
 
83 The Early Work of Philip K. Dick Volume One: The Variable Man and Other Stories

Dick, Philip K. Hardcover

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Edited and selected by noted scholar Gregg Rickman, The Early Work of Philip K. Dick, Volume One (1952-1953) and Volume Two (1953-1954) encompasses a total of twenty-six stories from the author's formative years. With extensive story notes and introductions by Rickman, The Early Work of Philip K. Dick belongs on every reader's shelf, promising an early peek into the many worlds created by one of the acclaimed masters of science fiction and fantasy. 
Price: 28.00 USD

 
84 The Earth Will Shake: The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles Volume 1

Wilson, Robert Anton Original Falcon Publications 2003 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 376 p. Histor 

They have been with us all through history: The Invisible College of wisdom, and their adversaries---the destroyers---who rise from the flames to burn again. The history of the world is their story: a conspiracy as vast and all-encompassing as the riddle of time itself. In Naples, Italy, in 1764, a young aristocrat is about to stumble onto one piece of the great pattern. Through a heartless murder and his passion for the beautiful daughter of his enemy, young Sigismundo Celine uncovers the mystery of the Rossi brigade, former M.A.F.I.A. assassins, and the secret agenda of the dreaded Inquisition. In the wind of the raging social storm that will soon tear through Europe and America with the flame of revolution, Sigismundo begins his journey of discovery, joined by the boy Mozart, Dr. Frankenstein, Casanova the spy, lover and magician...and a mysterious violet-eyed assassin who calls him brother. 
Price: 21.95 USD

 
 
85 The Father, The Son and The Walkperson

Mery, Michel 962293792 Paperback

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The Father, The Son, and The Walkperson by Michel MĂ©ry is a tour-de-force illuminating our society from forbidden perspectives. Chaos lurks behind the lines of every page, taking the society of the spectacle to new heights. You'll find yourself crying, laughing, and sometime just plain dazzled. Join the Father, Son, Walkperson, and other sentient beings in their quest for meaning in their absurd creation. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
86 The Gas: A Novel of Sex and Violence

Platt, Charles Loompanics Unlimited 1995 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 8.49 USD

 
 
87 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Larsson, Stieg Hardcover

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Swedish: Luftslottet som sprängdes, The Air Castle That was Blown up) is the third and final novel in the best-selling Millennium Trilogy[1][2] by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. It was published posthumously in Swedish in 2007 and in English in the UK in October 2009. The Swedish title literally means The Air Castle That Was Blown Up. Luftslott (air castle) is used in Swedish to designate a pipe dream. The US and Canadian editions, published on May 25, 2010, changes the English-language title to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, with hornet in the singular form.[3][4] The novel is the sequel to The Girl Who Played with Fire. 
Price: 27.95 USD

 
88 The Girl Who Played With Fire

Larsson, Stieg Mass Market Paperback

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Swedish: Flickan som lekte med elden) is the second novel in the million-selling Millennium Trilogy by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. It was published posthumously in Swedish in 2006 and in English in January 2009. The book features many of the characters that appeared in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, among them Lisbeth Salander, the Girl of the title and a social misfit hacker, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist and publisher of Millennium magazine. Widely seen as a critical success, The Girl Who Played with Fire was also (according to The Bookseller magazine) the first and only translated novel to be number one in the UK hardback chart. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
89 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Larsson, Stieg 

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (original title in Swedish: Män som hatar kvinnor – Men Who Hate Women) is an award-winning crime novel by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson, the first in his Millennium Trilogy. At his death in November 2004, Larsson left three unpublished novels that made up the trilogy. It became a posthumous best-seller in several European countries as well as in the United States. Larsson, who was disgusted by sexual violence, witnessed the gang rape of a young girl when he was 15. He never forgave himself for failing to help the girl, whose name was Lisbeth - like the young heroine of his books, herself a rape victim, which inspired the theme of sexual violence against women in his books. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
90 The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

Doctorow, Cory 1604864044 / 9781604864045 Paperback

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Cory Doctorow burst on the SF scene in 2000 like a rocket, inspiring awe in readers (and envy in other writers) with his bestselling novels and stories, which he insisted on giving away via Creative Commons. Meanwhile, as coeditor of the wildly popular Boing Boing, he became the radical new voice of the Web, boldly arguing for internet freedom from corporate control. Doctorow’s activism and artistry are both on display in this Outspoken Author edition. The crown jewel is his novella, The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow the high velocity adventures of a trans-human teenager in a Disney-dominated Tomorrow, battling wireheads and wumpuses (and having fun doing it!) until he meets the “meat girl” of his dreams, and is forced to choose between immortality and sex. Plus a live transcription of Cory’s historic address to the 2010 World SF Convention, “Creativity vs. Copyright,” dramatically presenting his controversial case for open-source in both information and art. Also included is an international Outspoken Interview (skyped from England, Canada, and the U.S.) in which Doctorow reveals the surprising sources of his genius. 
Price: 12.00 USD

 
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