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Death by Neil Gaiman
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The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
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A guilty pleasure, like watching hidden-camera video of a supermodel. The title piece of this collection consists of chapters of an unfinished rough draft of the third Dirk Gently novel. The rest of the book contains previously unpublished notes and ...more
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Miracleman, Book One by Neil Gaiman
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Let's call this 4.9 out of 5 stars, but only because (a) it's fractionally inferior to Alan Moore's previous run on Miracleman, and (b) it starts a story line which was never finished, due to the unexpected bankruptcy of the publisher.
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Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
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Adams's masterpiece. This book can make you boil with anger and laugh out loud at the same time.
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Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Grant Naylor
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Outrageous, hilarious novelization of the first season of Red Dwarf.
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The President's Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling
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Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick
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Perfectly captures the fear of accidental annihilation that I felt growing up during the Cold War. One scene in particular (can't give it away without spoiling the plot) has haunted me ever since.

This is Dr. Strangelove, without the jokes, and even m
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Miracleman, Book One by Alan Moore
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One of the high points in Moore's efforts to recreate the superhero comic genre. The first of three wonderful volumes from Moore--followed by two nearly as great from Gaiman.
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Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
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Adams always entertains, but the frustration he felt at being (in his view) coerced into writing another Hitchhiker's Guide book is there on the page. The ending is so hostile to his fans and his publishers that I'm half surprised the book was ever p ...more
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Star Trek I by Gene Roddenberry
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Roddenberry presents the movie he had wanted to make, which turns out to be a lot more interesting than the one he ended up making.
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“...you would do well to turn from Chapter XXXVI to Chapter CXXXIII without further delay, thus saving nearly a hundred chapters without anybody's knowing the difference if you keep quiet. After all, Ahab isn't the only one entitled to be a skipper.”
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