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Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
"IN A WORLD where magic is governed by immutable contracts, a god has been murdered and wizard-lawyers have to adjudicate the bankruptcy proceedings before his city of worshipers falls apart.

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What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton
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Lamb by Christopher Moore
" Peter wrote: "No worries. I'm in the bottom 1% re this one!"

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Deliver Us from Evil by Allen Lee Harris
"(Updated 11/11/18)
In a little country town like Lucerne, there was nothing to cushion the fall of darkness. When night came, it was with a darkness pure and undiluted, seeming less like the absence of light than like the presence of something more..." Read more of this review »
The Twilight Zone by David Avallone
"Kent Allard's past took him down the path of becoming The Shadow but now that path has led him into... The Twilight Zone!

Consider if you will, a man wearing many masks, cloaking himself in lies, until no one is sure of the truth. Such a man will q..." Read more of this review »
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The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
"Persepolis is Satrapi's autobiography about her life in Iran from the 70s to the 90s. It's a beautiful look into her life as a woman in Iran, where she detailed her coming-of-age journey and spoke about her dreams against the restless political ba..." Read more of this review »
City on Fire by Walter Jon Williams
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Fudoki by Kij Johnson
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recommended to Alan by: Peter T., and subsequent work
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A blank notebook demands words. Which words? I wonder.
Princess Harueme is nearing the end of her life. The pain and heaviness in her chest is undeniable. She is saying farewell to her friends and servants, preparing to leave her great-grandnephe
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Tomorrow Factory by Rich  Larson
Tomorrow Factory: Collected Fiction
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The Dog-Eared Boy and Other Freaks of Artifice (Poetry)
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