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Isis Whit is no ordinary teenager. An innocent in the ways of the world, an ingenue when it comes to fashion, she does however rejoice in some neat healing powers, a way with animals and the exalted s…
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There is a world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, frozen in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financi…
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Feersum Endjinn
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In a world where one can live multiple lives, Count Alandre Sessine VIII has survived seven times and is down to his last, leaving him one final shot at finding his killer. His only clues point to a c…
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The Algebraist
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It is 4034. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year. The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit …
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The acclaimed author of the cult classics Trainspotting and The Acid House, Irvine Welsh has been hailed as "the best thing that has happened to British writing in a decade" (London Sunday Times). Thi…
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The Acid House
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This scintillating, disturbing, and altogether outrageous collection of stories introduces to these shores a young writer already being called "the Scottish Celi…
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Excession (Culture, #5)
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The international sensation Iain M. Banks offers readers a deeply imaginative, wittily satirical tale, proving once again that he is "a talent to be reckoned with" ("Locus"). In Excession, the Culture…
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Trainspotting: A Screenplay (Based on the Novel by Irvine Welsh)
Set in the underbelly of Edinburgh, Trainspotting is a story inhabited by a galaxy of immensely colorful characters -- liars, thieves, junkies -- people whose habits, emotions, and stories will leave …
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Inversions (Culture, #6)
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On a backward world with six moons, an alert spy reports on the doings of one Dr. Vosill, who has mysteriously become the personal physician to the king, despite being a foreigner and, even more unthi…
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The State of the Art (Culture, #4)
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The first ever collection of Iain Banks' short fiction, this volume includes the acclaimed novella, The State of the Art. This is a striking addition to the growing body of Culture lore, and adds defi…
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Surface Detail (Culture #9)
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It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. It begins with a murder. It will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself. Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, …
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Boiling a Frog (Jack Parlabane, #3)
Jack Parlabane, the investigative journalist who is not averse to breaking the law for the sake of a good story, has finally been caught on the petard of his own self-confidence and is experiencing ac…
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The Cutting Room
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When Rilke, a dissolute and promiscuous auctioneer, comes upon a hidden collection of violent and highly disturbing photographs, he feels compelled to unearth more about the deceased owner who coveted…
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Requiem for a Dream (Screenplay)
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From the writer/director of the acclaimed film Pi, the screen-adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr.'s classic cult novel. Requiem for a Dream is a modern-day fable set on the rusted mean streets of Brooklyn'…
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Matter (Culture, #8)
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In a world renowned within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one brother it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his …
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Not the End of the World
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Action-packed, wittily observed and non-PC satire set in California where terrorists are gearing up for the Millennium.
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The Straw Men (Straw Men #1)
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Who are they?

What do they want?

Why do they kill?

Can they be stopped?

You know who they are . . . if you've ever known fear.

In Palmerston, Pennsylvania, two men in long coats walk calmly into a …

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Timelike Infinity (Xeelee Sequence, #2)
2000 years in the future, the solar system has fallen under the domination of an alien species, the Qax. But into this world appears a spaceship launched over 1500 years ago, intended to establish a l…
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Look to Windward (Culture, #7)
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The Twin Novae battle had been one of the last of the Idiran war, one of the most horrific. Desperate to avert defeat, the Idirans had induced not one but two suns to explode, snuffing out worlds & bi…
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Hothouse
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In this science fiction classic, we are transported millions of years from now, to the boughs of a colossal banyan tree that covers one face of the globe. The last remnants of humanity are fighting fo…
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
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This masterpiece of comics storytelling brings to life a dark world…and an even darker man. Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot,…
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Consider Phlebas (Culture #1)
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The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought…
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The Dervish House
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ISTANBUL: QUEEN OF CITIES. Here histories, empires, and continents meet and cross. It is the mid-twenty first century and Turkey is a proud and powerful member of a European Union that runs from the A…
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And the Ass Saw the Angel
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Cave’s only novel to date takes on the southern gothic in this bizarre baroque tale. Born mute to a drunken mother and a demented father, tortured Euchrid Eucrow finds more compassion in the family mu…
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Great Apes
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Fans of Will Self's satirical fiction and stunning prose will not be disappointed in the latest from the author who brought readers through the bizarre war between the sexes in Cock & Bull and into th…
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Dispel Illusion (Impossible Times, #3)
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Sometimes being wrong is the right answer.

Nick Hayes’s genius is in wringing out the universe’s secrets. It’s a talent that’s allowed him to carve paths through time. But the worst part is that he kno…
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A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away
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Back when they were students, just like everybody else, Ray Ash and Simon Darcourt had dreams about what they'd do when they grew up. In both their cases, it was to be rock stars. Fifteen years later,…
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The Lost Rivers of London: A Study of Their Effects Upon London and Londoners, and the Effects of London and Londoners on Them
The thought of a ‘lost’ river running beneath a road or house produces interest or consternation. A feature once on the land surface, a symbol of the rural age of London, is somehow more indicative of…
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Strata
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The excavation showed that the fossilized plesiosaur had been holding a placard which read, 'End Nuclear Testing Now'.

That was nothing unusual.

But then came a discovery of something which did intrigue…
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Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerrilla
Direct Action chronicles the thrilling fast-paced action of the Guerrilla group that blew up the political activist scene of the 80's. Hansen and her Anarchist group Direct Action were responsible for…
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The Holocaust: A New History
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This book answers two fundamental questions about the Holocaust. How, and why, did it happen?

Laurence Rees' masterpiece is revealing in three ways. First, it is based not only on the latest academic r…
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