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City of Stairs
A Novel (The Divine Cities)
Robert Jackson Bennett - 2014-09-09
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The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions — until its divine protectors were killed. Now, Bulikov’s history has been censored and erased, its citizens subjugated. But the surreal landscape of the city itself, forever altered by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked...
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The Likeness
Tana French - 2009-05-26 (first published in 2008)
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In the “compellingˮ (The Boston Globe) and “pitch perfectˮ (Entertainment Weekly) follow-up to Tana French’s runaway bestseller In the Woods, itʼs six months later and Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder Squad with no plans to go back—until an urgent telephone call summons her to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly lik...
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Babel-17 / Empire Star
Samuel R. Delany - 2002-01-08 (first published in 2001)
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Alternate cover edition can be found here.Author of the bestselling Dhalgren and winner of four Nebulas and one Hugo, Samuel R. Delany is one of the most acclaimed writers of speculative fiction. Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the ...
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Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood - 2004-05-01
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Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of an...
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Foster Dean Alan - 1976-01-01
Born was a child of the rainforest that covered Midworld...part of a primitive society that the peaceful tree planet had sustained for hundreds of years. He was wise in the ways of his world and he knew well the precarious natural balance that governed all things. Then on day the aliens came. Giants!...
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The Boy on the Bridge
M. R. Carey - 2018-02-20
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One exceptional boy journeys into the ashes of society to find the cure for a devastating plague in this riveting post-apocalyptic standalone set in the same world as the USA Today-bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts.Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they ...
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The Flight of the Silvers
The Silvers Book One (The Silvers Series 1)
Daniel Price - 2015-01-06 (first published in 2014)
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Without warning, the world comes to an end. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground.Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light, and everything and everyone are gone—except for Hannah and Amanda Given. Saved from destruction by three fearsome and powerful beings, the Given si...
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Stanislaw Lem - 1991-10-31 (first published in 1959)
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A six-man crew crash-lands on Eden, fourth planet from another sun. The men find a strange world that grows ever stranger, and everywhere there are images of death. The crew's attempt to communicate with this civilization leads to violence and to a cruel truth-cruel precisely because it is so human. Translated by Marc E. Heine. A Helen and Kurt Wol...
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A Novel
China Miéville - 2012-01-31 (first published in 2011)
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In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak.Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but s...
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Under the Skin
Michel Faber - 2001-07-01 (first published in 2000)
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Isserley picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She, herself, is tiny-like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. She has a remarkable face and wears the thickest corrective lenses anyone has ever seen. Her posture is suggestive of some spinal problem. Her breasts are perfect; perhaps implants. She is strangely erotic yet somehow grotesque, vuln...
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Helen Rosner
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A Darkling Sea
A Novel
James L. Cambias - 2015-02-03 (first published in 2014)
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On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick, a team of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blind alien race that lives below. The Terran explorers have made an uneasy truce with the Sholen, their first extraterrestrial contact: so long as they don't disturb the Ilmataran habitat, they're free to conduct their missions in pe...
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