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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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  • A Novella
  • Karen Russell
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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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  • Annihilation
  • 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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  • Definitely Maybe
  • A Manuscript Discovered Under Strange Circumstances
  • 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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  • A Darkling Sea
  • 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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  • Aaron Becker

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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