Booze and Lasers Book Club

Past reads include:

The House of Rust: A Novel By Khadija Abdalla Bajaber Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450680
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Graywolf Press - October 19th, 2021

The first Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize winner, a story of a girl’s fantastical sea voyage to rescue her father


The Cartographers: A Novel By Peng Shepherd Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062910707
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 21st, 2023

USA TODAY AND LA TIMES BESTSELLER

Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize!

The Cartographers is one of those brilliant books you have to read twice.” — Washington Post


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The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811234825
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: New Directions - February 7th, 2023

Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize and the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize, The Employees reshuffles a sci-fi voyage into a riotously original existential nightmare


Watership Down: A Novel By Richard Adams, Madeline Miller (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Richard Adams, Madeline Miller (Introduction by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780743277709
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Published: Scribner - November 1st, 2005

Now with a new introduction by Madeline Miller, the New York Times bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe.

The 50th anniversary edition of Richard Adam’s timeless classic, the tale of a band of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place in the world—“a classic yarn of discovery and struggle” (The New York Times


Snow Crash: A Novel By Neal Stephenson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553380958
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Published: Del Rey - May 2nd, 2000

The “brilliantly realized” (The New York Times Book Review) breakthrough novel from visionary author Neal Stephenson, a modern classic that predicted the metaverse and inspired generations of Silicon Valley innovators


The Cabinet By Un-su Kim, Sean Lin Halbert (Translated by) Cover Image
By Un-su Kim, Sean Lin Halbert (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780857669179
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Published: Angry Robot - October 12th, 2021

Winner of the Munhakdongne Novel Award, South Korea's most prestigious literary prize.

Cabinet 13 looks exactly like any normal filing cabinet…Except this cabinet is filled with files on the ‘symptomers’, humans whose strange abilities and bizarre experiences might just mark the emergence of a new species.


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The Only Harmless Great Thing By Brooke Bolander Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250169488
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Published: Tordotcom - January 23rd, 2018

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novelette

Finalist for the Hugo, Locus, Shirley Jackson, and Sturgeon Awards

The Only Harmless Great Thing is a heart-wrenching alternative history by Brooke Bolander that imagines an intersection between the Radium Girls and noble, sentient elephants.


The Blue Book of Nebo By Manon Steffan Ros Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781646051007
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - November 2nd, 2021

Prize-winner in three categories of the 2019 Wales Book of the Year Award, The Blue Book of Nebo paints a spellbinding and eerie picture of society's collapse, and the relationships that persist after everything as we know it disappears. After nuclear disaster, Rowenna and her young son are among the rare survivors in rural north-west Wales.


Infinity Gate (The Pandominion #1) By M. R. Carey Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316504386
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Published: Orbit - March 28th, 2023

"An immense achievement, an impeccably crafted book without a single word out of place."The New York Times 

From bestselling author M. R.


Vagabonds By Hao Jingfang, Ken Liu (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hao Jingfang, Ken Liu (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534422094
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - March 2nd, 2021

A century after the Martian war of independence, a group of kids are sent to Earth as delegates from Mars, but when they return home, they are caught between the two worlds, unable to reconcile the beauty and culture of Mars with their experiences on Earth in this “thoughtful debut” (Kirkus Reviews) from Hugo Award–winning author Hao Jingfang.

This “mas


Foundryside: A Novel (The Founders Trilogy #1) By Robert Jackson Bennett Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525573845
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Published: Del Rey - May 21st, 2019

“The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists.”—Brandon Sanderson

“Complex characters, magic that is tech and vice versa, a world bound by warring trade dynasties: Bennett will leave you in awe once you remember to breathe!”—Tamora Pierce


Sea of Tranquility: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593466735
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time travel, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space.