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The Here and Now

The Here and Now

by Ann Brashares

Hardcover, 242 pages, Random House Childrens Books, $18.99, published April 8 2014 | purchase
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  • Ann Brashares

Transported through time from a disease-ravaged future to present-day New York, 17-year-old Prenna James is forbidden to change history or become close to anyone outside her community of fellow escapees, edicts that are challenged when she falls in love and discovers an opportunity to save the world.

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The Time Traveler's Almanac

The Time Traveler's Almanac

by Ann Vandermeer and Jeff Vandermeer

Hardcover, 800 pages, Tor, $37.99, published March 18 2014 | purchase
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  • Ann Vandermeer and Jeff Vandermeer

A definitive collection of time-travel stories from more than a century of literature features pieces by such leading authors as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury and is complemented by a selection of informative nonfiction articles, including Charles Yu's "Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers."

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The Revolutions

The Revolutions

by Felix Gilman

Hardcover, 413 pages, St Martins Pr, $26.99, published April 1 2014 | purchase
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  • Felix Gilman

Taking a suspiciously well-paying job from a fashionable occult society after a devastating storm in 1893 London, young journalist Asa Shaw interrupts a séance and accidentally strands his fiancée's consciousness on Mars. By the award-winning author of The Half-Made World duology.

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Sleep Donation

A Novella

by Karen Russell

Digital Download, 110, Atavist Books , 3.99, published March 25 2014 | purchase
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Little, Big

Little, Big

by John Crowley

Paperback, 538 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published October 11 2006 | purchase
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  • John Crowley

Little, Big is the story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkwater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld.

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Annihilation

Annihilation

by Jeff Vandermeer

Paperback, 195 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $13, published February 4 2014 | purchase
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  • Jeff Vandermeer

Although the 11 previous missions to explore Area X — a region cut off from the continent for decades — have ended in high mortality rates, a group of intrepid women scientists set out on mission number 12.

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Definitely Maybe

Definitely Maybe

A Manuscript Discovered Under Strange Circumstances

by Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky

Paperback, 149 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published February 4 2014 | purchase
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  • Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky

Astrophysicist Dmitri Malianov, on the verge of a major scientific discovery that could win him the Nobel Prize, is distracted by a series of strange events and wonders if someone — or something — wants to stop his scientific knowledge from progressing. Translated by Antonina Bouis.

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Hang Wire

Hang Wire

by Adam Christopher

Paperback, 373 pages, Osprey Pub Co, $14.99, published January 28 2014 | purchase
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  • Adam Christopher

Ted Hall worries when his sleepwalking seems to coincide with murders by the Hang Wire Killer, a very strange circus comes to town, and some immortals searching for an ancient power arrive in the city.

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Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

by Dr. Seuss

Hardcover, [48] p., Random House Childrens Books, $14.95, published January 1 1970 | purchase
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  • Dr. Seuss

The King, tired of rain, snow, sun and fog, commands his magicians to make something else come down from the sky, but when oobleck falls, in sticky greenish droplets, Bartholomew Cubbins saves the kingdom.

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A Darkling Sea

A Darkling Sea

by James L. Cambias

Hardcover, 352 pages, St Martins Pr, $25.99, published January 28 2014 | purchase
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  • James L. Cambias

A diplomatic disaster erupts after a reckless adventurer and media personality is murdered by Ilmatarans, a blind alien race that lives under the ice-covered sea.

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Journey

Journey

by Aaron Becker

Hardcover, 40 pages, Candlewick, $15.99, published August 6 2013 | purchase
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Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.

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Batman

Batman

The Dark Knight Returns

by Frank Miller

Paperback, 198 pages, DC Comics, $19.99, published April 1 1997 | purchase
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  • The Dark Knight Returns
  • Frank Miller

After 10 years away from the public eye, a wave of violence in Gotham City brings Batman back as a vigilante. Illustrated by Klaus Janson; colored by Lynn Varley.

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Camp Concentration

Camp Concentration

by Thomas M. Disch

Paperback, 184 pages, Random House Inc, $14, published February 1 1999 | purchase
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  • Thomas M. Disch

When Louis Sacchetti, a poet and conscientious objector, refuses to participate in the war against Third World terrorists, he is confined to a special camp where experimental drugs are tested.

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The Female Man

The Female Man

by Joanna Russ

Paperback, 213 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published March 17 2000 | purchase
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  • Joanna Russ

The lives of Joanna and Jeannine interact with the world of Janet Evason after the female man from a planet of the future arrives in New York City.

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Dhalgren

Dhalgren

by Samuel R. Delany

Paperback, 801 pages, Random House Inc, $20, published May 1 2001 | purchase
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  • Samuel R. Delany

Journeying to the central United States city of Bellona, where all have fled save madmen and criminals, a poet and adventurer known only as the Kid wonders at the strange portents that appear in the city's cloud-covered sky.

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Travel Light

Travel Light

by Naomi Mitchison

Paperback, 135 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $12, published September 30 2005 | purchase
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  • Naomi Mitchison

Halla is the daughter of a king, but she's cast out to die --Travel Light is the story of her travels among bears and dragons, out of a fairy-tale world and into the real world of Constantinople and the Holy Roman Empire — and back again.

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The Night Circus

The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

Paperback, 516 pages, Anchor, $15, published July 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Erin Morgenstern

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.NPR Bestseller

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The Apprentices

The Apprentices

by Maile Meloy and Ian Schoenherr

Hardcover, 407 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16.99, published June 4 2013 | purchase
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  • Maile Meloy and Ian Schoenherr

Two years after parting from Benjamin, Janie reunites via magical communication to prevent a global catastrophe.

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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

by Isabel Greenberg

Hardcover, 176 pages, Little Brown & Co, $23, published December 3 2013 | purchase
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  • Isabel Greenberg

The lives and adventures of the race of people who lived on Early Earth before human history began is illustrated in a series of interconnected tales and fables in this graphic novel.

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Battling Boy

Battling Boy

by Paul Pope and Hilary Sycamore

Paperback, 199 pages, First Second, $15.99, published October 8 2013 | purchase
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  • Paul Pope and Hilary Sycamore

Sent by his warrior-god father to save a world infested by bloodthirsty monsters, young god Battling Boy embarks on a high-stakes adventure armed with only a magic credit card and a trunk of enchanted t-shirts. By the three-time Eisner Award-winning creator of Batman: Year 100.

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Countdown City

Countdown City

by Ben H. Winters

Paperback, 316 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published July 16 2013 | purchase
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Former detective Hank Palace agrees to help a woman from his past find her missing husband in a world that is rapidly descending into apocalyptic chaos.

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