Saladin Ahmed is an Eisner Award winning American comic book and science fiction and fantasy writer. His 2012 book Throne of the Crescent Moon was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel.
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"American Ghazals" from a captivating Kashmiri-American poet, paying tribute to famed poets like W.S. Merwin and Mark Strand while bravely confronting his own mortality. Let Agha Shahid Ali's searingly honest verse call to you.
this is when I was writing a lot of English language 'page' (as opposed to sung) ghazals, inspired mostly by this book (which might have the best title of any poetry book I've ever read) – source
Imaro is a one-of-a-kind heroic fantasy novel based on Africa's rich traditions and legends. This rousing adventure follows a young warrior named Imaro as he sets out to find acceptance and break the cycle of violence that haunts him. Author Charles Saunders expertly fuses fantasy fiction with pre-colonial Africa to create a unique narrative that addresses issues of alienation and tribal tensions. Imaro is no typical hero - he is a larger-than-life outcast on a search for a place to call home. This novel is perfect for fans of fantasy, history, and African culture.
IMARO is a two-fisted blood-and-metal book that reimagines parts of medieval Africa as regions of a sword-and-sorcery realm -- just BRILLIANT worldbuilding, including some of the best work in fantasy when it comes to making animals scary again – source
Step into the daily lives of ordinary Americans during the transformative years of the 1920s and 1930s. Learn how changes in technology, urbanization, and politics affected worklife, domestic life, and leisure-time activities. Discover surprising details about the creation of the pickup truck, the development of radio programming, and the first mass use of cosmetics. This animated reference resource delves into the wide variety of experiences of people living through The Roaring Twenties and The Great Depression, providing a unique look at six American communities and the diversity of American experience over these tumultuous years.
@pronounced_ing Terkl's great but requires a lot of combing if you're time-pressed this book is a GOLDMINE but hard to find cheap – source
Explore the vibrant and cohesive gay world that existed in New York City in the early to mid-20th century with this award-winning history book. Expertly researched, Gay New York dispels the myth that gay life was once confined to the closet. Drawing on diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, this field-defining book provides an unassailable account of a community that was once self-hating, isolated, and invisible. Described as "brilliant" and "monumental," Gay New York is a first-rate book of history that forever changed the perception of LGBTQ+ New York City history.
@gay_league @Iron_Spike That book is so good! – source
In a world where the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to a witch, one year a baby is filled with extraordinary magic. The witch, Xan, decides to raise the girl as her own, but as her thirteenth birthday approaches, Luna's magic begins to emerge with dangerous consequences. With deadly birds and a young man determined to kill the witch, tensions rise in a captivating novel that won the 2017 Newbery Medal.
I just spent a couple weeks of bedtimes reading THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON to my kids and I don’t know if I can explain to you how iconically good it is. Absolutely up there with Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy. Yes, really. One of the best books I’ve read in years. – source
A Mopsy Treasury
Discover a 20th Century comic icon in this Mopsy Treasury. Created by Gladys Parker, Mopsy is the beautiful and energetic young woman who graced newspaper comics for four decades. This book features complete issues of Mopsy #1, #4, #10, #11, #18 & #19, including strip reprints and original stories. Published by Gwandanaland Comics(TM), you can expect authentic images from actual comics with minimal adjustments. Don't miss out on the largest Mopsy collection in print!
Two letters from the cheesecakey comic book MOPSY, one of very few golden age titles written and drawn by a woman. – source