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The Other Normals
3.36
Terrific Young Fantasy Novel from Ned Vizzini

One of our finest American chroniclers of adolescent angst in nonfiction and fiction, Ned Vizzini, has wr
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Oct 12, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
The Dead Lands
3.59
It’s All About the Spiders and the Bats, No Science

One of the most important science popularizers of our time, the late Stephen Jay Gould, began his s
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Feb 19, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
The Buried Giant
3.56
Superb Historical Fantasy Novel Pertaining to Memory

Making a long-awaited return to fiction with his latest novel, Kazuo Ishiguro demonstrates why he
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Mar 17, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
 
Winter's Tale
3.55
Mark Helprin's elegant prose has never shone more brightly in this great work of fantasy set in a timeless vision of New York City. His splendid prose ...more
Sep 20, 2001
Jan 17, 2012
 
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
3.65
A Brilliant Short Story Collection from Karen Russell

With “Vampires in the Lemon Grove”, Karen Russell demonstrates why she is among our finest young
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Feb 05, 2005
Feb 15, 2013
 
The Evolution of Reptilian Handbags and Other Stories
4.00
A Fantastic Short Story Collection Brimming with American Fantastic

“The Evolution of Reptilian Handbags And Other Stories” is a remarkable short story
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Mar 09, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty, #1)
4.17
Quite Possibly the Finest Debut Epic Fantasy Novel of Our Time

Drawing upon ancient Han Chinese mythology, with echoes of Japanese, Islamic Arab, and P
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Mar 27, 2015
Mar 23, 2015
 
The Islanders
3.74
Echoing Le Guin and Calvino Is This Novel Cloaked as a Travel Guide

“The Islanders” is a remarkable realistic speculative fiction tale about a murder,
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Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
Among Others
3.67
A Marvelous Affirmation of the Transformative Power of Literature

A marvelous affirmation of the transformative power of literature in the education of
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Aug 10, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
 
No Dogs in Philly
4.14
Okay Futuristic Crime Noir Fantasy Set in Philadelphia

Author Andy Futuro, when asking me to read his self-published novel, “No Dogs In Philly”, said i
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Mar 2015
Mar 02, 2015
 
King Rat
3.53
China Mieville made a more stunningly original debut in fantasy than J. K. Rowling did in her "Harry Potter" series in his harsh, often bitter, urban ...more
Aug 23, 2003
Jan 13, 2012
 
The Iron Dream
3.63
A Classic of American Fantasy Literature from Norman Spinrad

Norman Spinrad’s “The Iron Dream” is a book which still confounds many of its fans and cri
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Jun 30, 2012
 
The Stolen Child
3.69
Great Contemporary Fantasy on Searching for One's Identity

Inspired by the W. B. Yeats poem "The Stolen Child", Keith Donohue's novel of the same title
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May 10, 2006
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Wine of Violence
3.63
A Fine Debut Novel from One of Speculative Fiction's Greatest Living Satirists

Admittedly "The Wine of Violence" isn't James Morrow's best work, but ev
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Apr 07, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
 
The Gracekeepers
3.88
The Best Debut Novel of 2015

In deceptively simple, yet poetic, descriptive prose, Kirsty Logan may reminds readers of early Ursula Le Guin, while also
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Mar 18, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
 
The Book of Phoenix (Who Fears Death, #0.1)
5.00
A Notable Achievement of Magical Futuristic Fantasy

Nnedi Okorafor is a living literary treasure of speculative fiction whose heart, mind and soul belo
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Mar 31, 2015
Apr 01, 2015
 
Mort(e)
3.55
Superb Speculative Fictional Account of a War of Extermination Against Humanity

"Watership Down" meets "Animal Farm" in this fast-paced debut speculati
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Jan 08, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
Get in Trouble
3.77
A Notable Short Story Collection from Among Our Great American Writers

“Get in Trouble”, her latest short story collection, demonstrates why Kelly Link
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Feb 16, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
 
Tales of the Hidden World
3.64
Superb Short Story Collection from One of Britain’s Fine Urban Fantasists

“Tales of the Hidden World” is a great glimpse into the fertile imagination a
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Feb 16, 2015
 
Are You There
5.00
One Of The Most Original Talents in Speculative Fiction

With the recently revised, paperback edition of his short story collection “Are You There”, Jac
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Feb 11, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
 
Snow and Shadow
3.64
In this terse, but superb, short story collection, Hong Kong writer Dorothy Tse reveals herself as a master of surrealistic speculative fiction as mem ...more
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
 
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
4.18
An Epic, Quite Compelling, Conclusion to 'The Magicians' Fantasy Saga

With the debut of "The Magicians", Lev Grossman introduced readers to a new form
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Aug 05, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
 
The City & the City
3.90
Great Alternative Reality Crime Thriller from China Mieville

Drawing upon concepts from string theory in physics as well as from science fiction, fanta
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Jan 16, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
 
House of Secrets (House of Secrets, #1)
3.74
Great Fantasy on the Magic of Books Courtesy of Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

The “House of Secrets” is a superb fantasy that plays on the magical qua
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Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
 
Mr g: A Novel About The Creation
3.47
Physicist Alan Lightman deserves ample praise for being among those rare few scientists who have garnered ample recognition for their literary efforts ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Jan 12, 2012
 
Almanac of the Dead
3.94
One of the Great American Novels of the Latter Half of the 20th Century

By any standard of measurement, Leslie Marmon Silko is a great American writer,
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Jul 04, 2012
 
The Dog Said Bow-Wow
3.85
Yet Another Great Collection of Short Stories from Michael Swanwick

One of our great masters of short fiction in any genre, Michael Swanwick demonstrat
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Dec 06, 2011
Jan 18, 2012
 
The Leftovers
3.35
I honestly don't know what to make of Tom Perrotta's "The Leftovers". He's a fine writer with a great ear for dialogue, and his sobriquet "the Steinbe ...more
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Jan 11, 2012
 
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4)
4.07
T. H. White's "The Once and Future King" certainly ranks among the classics of British fantasy literature; a literary masterpiece which is undoubtedly ...more
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Jan 11, 2012
 
Bright's Passage
3.47
An intriguing blend of historical fiction and fantasy from singer song writer Josh Ritter

In his new, terse, novel "Bright's Passage", Josh Ritter demo
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Jul 19, 2011
Feb 09, 2012
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