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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780765391414
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - August 16th, 2016

Vellitt Boe is no stranger to the Call To Adventure.

Vellitt Boe might be scared, but she'll venture forth without hesitation regardless.

After all, Vellitt Boe hasa world to save, and gods be damned, she's going to do it.

Kij Johnson's newest novella, heavily influenced by H. P. Lovecraft (The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath in particular), stars a retired-adventurer-turned-professor who follows the Hero's Journey to save a wayward student from the waking realm and subsequentially, her world from its tempestuous gods.


Review by Avery

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A Darker Shade of Magic Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765376466
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Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

This is one of the most amazing works of contemporary fantasy that I have ever read. ADSoM features all of my my favorite things - magicky goodness, alternate universe hopping, crossdressing, thieves, crossdressing thieves, badass female characters, crazy kings, crazier queens, power struggles, very little romance, more magic, and an awesome cloak - all wrapped together in this cozy bundle of a book.


Review by Avery

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Deerskin Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780441000692
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Ace Books - July 1994

The King's gone mad and his queen is dead. The Princess disappears and Deerskin is born. She'll make you want your own pack of dogs to run away with. It's all I could think about for weeks. Traumatizing and inspiring at turns, Deerskin is a beautiful and compelling retelling of Donkey Skin by Charles Perrault.


Review by Lizzie

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Dawn's Early Light: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425267318
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Published: Ace Books - March 25th, 2014

Agents Books and Braun travel to America to assist their colonial counterparts in an investigation meant mostly to keep them out of trouble on British soil! However, malevolent forces are at work and our agents will need to use all their cunning to make it home in one piece.


Review by Deborah

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Living Dead in Dallas Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780441018246
Availability: May not be available. Please call (206) 366-3333 for info.
Published: Ace Books - May 2009

Small town Southern waitress Sookie Stackhouse has come to terms with being a mind reader. She's even getting comfortable with dating a vampire. But there are far more otherworldly things in rural Louisiana (and big city Dallas) than she ever imagined! 


Review by Deborah