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Among Others

Among Others

by Jo Walton

Paperback, 302 pages, Tor Books, $14.99, published January 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Jo Walton

Startling, unusual and irresistibly readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

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Saga 1

Saga 1

by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Paperback, 160 pages, Image Comics, $9.99, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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  • Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to raise their child in a dangerous world.

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Dune/Special 25th Anniversary Edition

Dune

by Frank Herbert

Paperback, 535 pages, Ace, $6.50, published August 1 1992 | purchase
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  • Frank Herbert

Paul Atreides, the son of a betrayed duke, is given up for dead on a treacherous desert planet and adopted by its fierce, nomadic people, who help him unravel his most unexpected destiny.

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Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm

Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm

A New English Version

by Philip Pullman

Hardcover, 405 pages, Viking Adult, $27.95, published November 8 2012 | purchase
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  • Philip Pullman

The acclaimed author of the His Dark Materials trilogy presents mature and scholarly retellings of 50 favorite and lesser-known fairy tales on the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers' Children's and Household Tales, in a volume that includes such stories as "Cinderella," "Rapunzel" and "Briar-Rose." 30,000 first printing.

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Mars Attacks

Mars Attacks

50th Anniversary Collection

by The Topps Company, Len Brown and Zina Saunders

Hardcover, 221 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $19.95, published October 1 2012 | purchase
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  • 50th Anniversary Collection
  • The Topps Company, Len Brown, et al

The first-ever compilation of the infamous science-fiction trading card series produced by Topps in 1962 brings together high-quality reproductions of the entire original series, as well as the hard-to-find sequel from 1994, rare and never-before-seen sketches, concept art and test market materials.

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Under Wildwood

Under Wildwood

by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

Hardcover, 559 pages, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, published September 25 2012 | purchase
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  • Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

Prue and Curtis are thrown together again to save themselves and the lives of their friends, and to bring unity to the divided country of Wildwood.

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The Last Dragonslayer

The Last Dragonslayer

by Jasper Fforde

Hardcover, 256 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Jasper Fforde

In his witty first novel for young readers, the New York Times best-selling author introduces 15-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange. Jennifer runs Kazam, an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions begin about the death of the world's last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer, Jennifer realizes that everything could change for Kazam — and herself — and that Big Magic is in store.

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Dodger

Dodger

by Terry Pratchett

Hardcover, 336 pages, HarperCollins, $17.99, published September 25 2012 | purchase
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  • Terry Pratchett

Surviving by his wits in an alternative-universe London ruled by a young Queen Victoria, the intrepid young Dodger inadvertently foils a murderous Sweeney Todd's operation and encounters numerous fictional and historical characters, including Darwin, Disraeli and Dickens. By the award-winning author of A Hat Full of Sky.

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At the Mouth of the River of Bees

At the Mouth of the River of Bees

Stories

by Kij Johnson

Paperback, 300 pages, Small Beer Press, $16, published August 14 2012 | purchase
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  • Kij Johnson

At the Mouth of the River of Bees is the latest collection of stories from the Nebula Award-winning science fiction author.

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A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

by George R.R. Martin

Paperback, 835 pages, Random House, $7.50, published September 1 1997 | purchase
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  • George R.R. Martin

The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes

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Breed

Breed

by Scott Spencer and Chase Novak

Hardcover, 320 pages, Mulholland Books, $25.99, published September 4 2012 | purchase
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  • Scott Spencer and Chase Novak

A couple obsessed with their infertility travels to Slovenia to have an unusual and painful procedure that results in horrible consequences they manage to hide until their twins, Adam and Alice, turn ten years old and start asking questions.

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The Rapture of the Nerds

The Rapture of the Nerds

by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross

Hardcover, 352 pages, Tor Books, $24.99, published September 4 2012 | purchase
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  • Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross

A tale set at the end of the 21st century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision.

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