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The Great Eastern Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612197852
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Melville House - June 4th, 2019

Isambard Kingdom Brunel—legendary civil engineer and real historical figure—is trapped in a game of cat and mouse between Captains Nemo and Ahab in this entertaining literary pastiche in which two of the greatest monomaniacs in Victorian adventure writing are drawn into a deadly collision course. Laying undersea cable has never sounded so thrilling.

Review by Stephen

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Dread Nation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062570604
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 3rd, 2018

The alternate-history zombie novel you never thought you'd need; think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets the Walking Dead set in an America where the Civil War only ended because Confederate and Union soldiers rose from the battlefield. In zombie-hunter protagonist Jane, readers will find a modern hero: scrappy, snarky, clever, motivated, and oh-so skilled with a sickle. You'll want to follow her into battle--and don't worry you will. Dynamic, exhilarating, and inventive!

Review by Niki