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Manhunt By Gretchen Felker-Martin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250794642
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Published: Tor Nightfire - February 22nd, 2022

We can stop trying to write the post-apocalyptic gender dystopia novel, the Queen of Filth has written the definitive entry. Manhunt is a trans story of survival in a bitterly hostile world--of course, not too dissimilar from our current reality, but in this book the fascistic yearnings of TERFs are made flesh in a world where a testosterone-heavy hormonal balance turns you into a feral monster. Felker-Martin writes with a brutality that belies a tender heart that only wants love.


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Sula (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033430
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

I believe that Toni Morrison should not only be considered one of history's greatest writers, but also one of its greatest horror writers. Beloved, obviously, has a place in that genre, but so too does Sula, which prompted such expressions on my face while I was reading it that my partner had to ask me what was wrong. That's good stuff!


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The Left Hand of Darkness (Penguin Galaxy) By Ursula K. Le Guin, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780143111597
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 25th, 2016

Beautiful and prescient and impeccably written as only Le Guin can be. Even if you leave out the themes of gender fluidity (this book was written 50+ years ago!) it would still be a masterpiece. Going to start reading anything by her I can get my hands on!


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The Metamorphosis (Modern Library Classics) By Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold (Translated by) Cover Image
By Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold (Translated by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780812985146
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Published: Modern Library - November 26th, 2013

Still terribly funny and stupendous, but you can see how the passage of time has changed work culture--if it was set in 2022, the CDC would recommend that you quarantine as a beetle for 5 days before coming back to work. Your bosses need those travelling sales!


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Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol, Robert A. Maguire (Translated by), Robert A. Maguire (Introduction by), Robert A. Maguire (Notes by) Cover Image
By Nikolai Gogol, Robert A. Maguire (Translated by), Robert A. Maguire (Introduction by), Robert A. Maguire (Notes by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140448078
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 28th, 2004

Unfortunately funny and prescient, a send-up of capitalism that will last until the Revolution liberates us all. You’ll recognize a lot of people you know in this one, and you’ll laugh to keep from crying.


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The Unsound By Cullen Bunn, Jack T. Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cullen Bunn, Jack T. Cole (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684151783
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Published: BOOM! Studios - May 15th, 2018

Come for Cullen Bunn’s psychological horror, stay for the eerie and surreal illustrations by Jack T. Cole. The Others by way of Doom Patrol, for that person who needs a good horror rec.


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Our Gang (Vintage International) By Philip Roth Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780375726842
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Published: Vintage - May 29th, 2001

The image of Richard Nixon conducting a cabinet meeting in his old football uniform as a comfort blanket helps make me feel like the past five years are actually part of an American normal, for better or worse (worse).


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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

Yeah, I’m late on this one, but you might be late on it as well, so here’s to us tardy folk: The Fifth Season rocks, no pun intended, and if you’re wondering where all the good spec fic has gone, look no further. Read it before the adaptation gets underway so nobody can call you (much of) a bandwagon jumper!


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The Price of Salt, or Carol By Patricia Highsmith Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393325997
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2004

Carol is one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made and thus it is appropriate to recommend its source material, The Price of Salt, for the holiday catalogue. This book reads warm and has one of my favorite endings of all time, one that unfortunately still feels uncommon.


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The Hobbit By J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547928227
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 18th, 2012

I love The Hobbit more than Lord of the Rings and that's your hot take for the day. Tolkien's whimsical bent (Tom Bombadil the GOAT) plays much better to me than the darker edge of Middle-earth. Turns out fairy tales and pure adventures still rip.


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Dune By Frank Herbert Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780441013593
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Published: Ace - August 2nd, 2005

This month in Mick's "Over-Due Catch-Ups," we've got Frank Herbert's 1965 classic Dune! Turns out it lives up to the hype and rules quite hard. Get it before the Denis Villanueve adaptation comes out, and maybe even watch the David Lynch bomb too. What, you have a social life to get back to or something?


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Redwall: A Tale from Redwall By Brian Jacques, Gary Chalk (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brian Jacques, Gary Chalk (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142302378
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Published: Firebird - September 30th, 2002

It's late spring (or pre-summer) and this is, to me, the best time for Redwall, a book of such warmth and whimsy that it makes me want to lie in tall grass, look at clouds, and dream that I'm a field mouse settling in for some vittles. Truly the life.


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Dead Souls: A Novel (Vintage Classics) By Nikolai Gogol, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nikolai Gogol, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679776444
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Published: Vintage - March 25th, 1997

A perfect picaresque portrait of the endless greed and paranoia of the bourgeousie, and a prime example of the hero-less nature of capitalism. Even when you want to root for someone working within its framework, it's inevitable that someone is getting exploited. Dead Souls is a book for the dark humorists and the socialist cynics.


Beautiful Darkness By Kerascoët, Fabien Vehlmann, Helge Dascher (Translated by) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781770463363
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 30th, 2018

The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3 #30) By Dan Leroy Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780826417411
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Published: Continuum - March 1st, 2006

House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films By Kier-La Janisse Cover Image
$29.95
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781903254691
Published: FAB Press - October 15th, 2012

Virgin: Poems By Analicia Sotelo Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315007
Availability: Not in Stock. Available to Order.
Published: Milkweed Editions - February 20th, 2018

The Art of Smart Football By Chris B. Brown Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780692448250
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Published: Scbb Press - July 9th, 2015

Pale Fire (Vintage International) By Vladimir Nabokov Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679723424
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 1989

Multiple Warheads Volume 2: Ghost Town By Brandon Graham, Brandon Graham (Artist) Cover Image
$17.99
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781534306769
Published: Image Comics - June 26th, 2018

Soccer in Sun and Shadow By Eduardo Galeano Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781568584942
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 6th, 2013

Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?: Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock By Gregory Thornbury Cover Image
$26.00
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781101907078
Published: Convergent Books - March 20th, 2018

My Last Sigh: The Autobiography of Luis Bunuel By Luis Bunuel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345803702
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Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2013

Ball Four: The Final Pitch By Jim Bouton, Paula Kurman (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jim Bouton, Paula Kurman (Foreword by)
$33.99
ISBN: 9781630260347
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Published: Turner - April 1st, 2014

From the Shadows By Juan José Millás, Thomas Bunstead (Translator), Daniel Hahn (Translator) Cover Image
By Juan José Millás, Thomas Bunstead (Translator), Daniel Hahn (Translator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781942658665
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - August 27th, 2019

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood By Mark Harris Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143115038
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Published: Penguin Books - January 27th, 2009

Is This How You See Me?: A Locas Story (Love and Rockets) By Jaime Hernandez Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683961826
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Published: Fantagraphics - April 2nd, 2019

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir By Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525433910
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

The Sellout: A Novel By Paul Beatty Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016

The Dharma Bums: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Jack Kerouac, Anne Douglas (Introduction by), Jason (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jack Kerouac, Anne Douglas (Introduction by), Jason (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143039600
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

A Visit from the Goon Squad By Jennifer Egan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307477477
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Published: Anchor - March 22nd, 2011

Homegoing By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete By William C. Rhoden Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307353146
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Published: Crown - July 24th, 2007

The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964 By Joanne Kyger Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781937658434
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Published: Nightboat Books - January 5th, 2016

Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples By Neil Gaiman, Colleen Doran (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Colleen Doran (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506709796
Availability: Not in Stock. Available to Order.
Published: Dark Horse Books - August 20th, 2019

Gyo (2-in-1 Deluxe Edition) (Junji Ito) By Junji Ito Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781421579153
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - April 21st, 2015