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  • James Tiptree Jr.

    10,000 Light-Years From Home

    $19.00

    Written under the pseudonym James Tiptree Jr., the pioneering and outlandish tales of Alice B. Sheldon are some of the greatest science fiction short stories of the twentieth century, telling of dystopian chases, alien sex and the loneliness of the universe.Paperback: 368 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241469231Published by Penguin Books

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  • Anthony Burgess

    A Clockwork Orange

    $22.00

    Fifteen-year-old Alex likes lashings of ultraviolence. He and his gang of friends rob, kill and rape their way through a nightmarish future, until the State puts a stop to his riotous excesses. But what will his re-education mean? A dystopian horror, a black comedy, an exploration of choice, A Clockwork Orange is also a work of exuberant invention which created a new language for its characters. This critical edition restores the text of the novel as Anthony Burgess originally wrote it, and i...

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  • David Lindsay

    A Voyage To Arcturus

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    Following one man's journey from earth to an alien landscape of ethereal beauty and existential terror, A Voyage to Arcturus is a profound questioning of the nature of evil. Dreamlike and philosophical, this landmark cult novel has influenced generations of writers. Paperback: 384 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241441589 Published by Penguin Books

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  • William Gibson

    Agency

    $19.00

    San Francisco, 2017. Clinton's in the White House, Brexit never happened - and Verity Jane's got herself a new job. They call Verity 'the app-whisperer,' and she's just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice. Only Eunice has other ideas. Pretty soon, Verity knows that Eunice is smarter than anyone she's ever met, conceals some serious capabilities and is profoundly paranoid - which is just as well since suddenly some bad people are a...

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  • Lewis Carroll

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    $36.00

    'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Dodgson, describing how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. In the magical world of Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking-Glass kingdom, order is turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig; time is abandoned at a tea-party; and a chaotic game of chess makes a 7-year-old a Queen.Hardback: 448 PagesProduct Dimensions: 1...

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  • William Gibson

    All Tomorrow's Parties

    $23.00

    The Bridge, San Francisco, after the quake: Ex-cop Berry Rydell has been hired by Colin Laney--who is hooked deep into the network of things--to go to San Francisco and act in such a way that he comes to the attention of a certain unspecified individual. This, Laney promises Rydell, could prove life-threatening. And now Rydell's been sent a package. Something that belonged to Laney, something that others with guns, blades and very bad attitudes want. And suddenly Rydell's running, trying get ...

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  • Marlon James

    Black Leopard, Red Wolf

    $21.00

    Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to anot...

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  • George S. Schuyler

    Black No More

    $19.00

    Telling the extraordinary story of a mysterious process that can turn black skin white in 1930s America, Black No More is a pioneering and caustic work of Black speculative fiction from one of the great Harlem Renaissance authors. Paperback: 224 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241505724 Published by Penguin Books

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  • Sophie Mackintosh

    Blue Ticket

    $19.50

    Calla knows how the lottery works. Everyone does. On the day of your first bleed, you report to the station to learn what kind of woman you will be. A white ticket grants you children. A blue ticket grants you freedom. You are relieved of the terrible burden of choice. And, once you've taken your ticket, there is no going back. But what if the life you're given is the wrong one? Blue Ticket is a devastating enquiry into free will and the fraught space of motherhood. Bold and chilling, it push...

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  • Kurt Vonnegut

    Cat's Cradle

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    This bitterly funny Cold War satire on the end of the world expresses our deepest fears of Armageddon, and has become a counter-culture classic.Paperback: 240 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241467985Published by Penguin Books

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  • Robert Sheckley

    Dimensions Of Miracles

    $19.00

    This madcap cosmic farce relates the adventures of the hapless human Carmody, as he attempts to make his way home to Earth after winning the grand prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstake, encountering parallel worlds, incompetent bureaucrats and talking dinosaurs on the way.Paperback: 208 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472491Published by Penguin Books

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  • Samuel R. Delany

    Driftglass

    $19.00

    Samuel Delany is one of the most radical and influential science fiction writers of our age, who reinvented the genre with his fearless explorations of race, class and gender. Driftglass is the definitive volume of his stories, featuring neutered space travellers, telepathy, Hells Angels and genetically modified amphibious workers. Paperback: 400 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241510575 Published by Penguin Books

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  • Stanislaw Lem

    Fiasco

    $21.00

    'There were two kinds of landscape characteristic of the inner planets of the Sun: the purposeful and the desolate.' The planet Quinta is pocked with ugly mounds and covered by a spiderweb-like network draped from spindly poles. It is a kingdom of phantoms and of a beauty afflicted by madness. The Earth spaceship Hermes arrives on Quinta with the best of intentions towards the humans' 'brothers in intelligence'. But something on the planet has gone terribly wrong... Paperback: 336 PagesProduc...

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  • Edwin A. Abbott

    Flatland

    $19.00

    The book that influenced writers from Carl Sagan to Stephen Hawking, Flatland is set in a two-dimensional world where life exists only in lines and shapes - until one of its inhabitants, 'A. Square', has his perspective transformed forever. This brilliantly eccentric classic is an invitation to see beyond our own reality.Paperback: 160 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241441572Published by Penguin Books

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  • Neil Gaiman

    Fragile Things

    $29.00

    Fragile Things showcases the distinctive storytelling genius that has made Neil Gaiman one of the most admired literary artists of our time. The thirty-two gems of prose and verse in this astonishing collection stretch the imagination and engage the intellect even as they illuminate the vagaries of human experience. Whether he's conjuring a mysterious traveling circus, exploring the rarefied tastes of an exclusive epicurean club, or visiting a strangely altered Victorian England, Gaiman revea...

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  • Anna Kavan

    Ice

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    Set in a frozen world that is gradually being devastated by ever-encroaching ice, Anna Kavan's masterwork follows one man's pursuit of a mysterious silver-haired girl to the ends of the earth; to the end of everything. Paperback: 176 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241441565 Published by Penguin Books

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  • Karin Boye

    Kallocain

    $21.00

    Translated by David McDuff Written midway between Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four, as the terrible events of the Second World War were unfolding, Kallocain depicts a totalitarian 'World State' which seeks to crush the individual entirely. In this desolate, paranoid landscape of 'police eyes' and 'police ears', the obedient citizen and middle-ranking scientist Leo Kall discovers a drug that will force anyone who takes it to tell the truth. But can private thought really be obliterated...

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  • Russell Hoban

    Kleinzeit

    $21.00

    On an ordinary day in a strangely unfamiliar London, Kleinzeit is fired from his advertising job and told he must go to hospital with a skewed hypotenuse. There on Ward A4, he falls in love with the divine, rosy-cheeked Sister and is sent spinning into a quest involving, among other things, a glockenspiel, sheets of yellow paper, Orpheus, the Underground and that dirty chimpanzee, Death. Paperback: 208 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780241485705 Published by Penguin Books

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  • Harry Harrison

    Make Room! Make Room!

    $19.00

    The planet's population has exploded and resources are stretched to breaking point. And, in a sweltering, overcrowded New York City of 35 million desperate inhabitants, a police detective must try to solve a murder. The basis of the cult film Soylent Green, this eerily prophetic novel is a nightmarish vision of a world in meltdown. Paperback: 320 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780241507704 Published by Penguin Books

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  • Wu Cheng'en

    Monkey King

    $47.00

    A shape-shifting trickster on a kung-fu quest for eternal life, Monkey King is one of the most memorable superheroes in world literature. High-spirited and omni-talented, he can transform himself into whatever he chooses and turn each of his body's 84,000 hairs into an army of clones. But his penchant for mischief repeatedly gets him into trouble, and when he raids Heaven's Orchard of Immortal Peaches, the Buddha pins him beneath a mountain. Five hundred years later, Monkey King is finally gi...

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  • Stanislaw Lem

    Mortal Engines

    $24.00

    'He was a robot-hypochondriac. On his squeaking cart he carried a complete set of spare parts.' A freighter pilot leads a manhunt across the Moon for a robot gone berserk; a shapeshifting assassin falls in love with the man she's programmed to kill; a paranoid King converts his kingdom into his artificial mind, but his dreams rebel. These stories range from surreal fables that satirically turn the fairy tale on its head, to longer works including the man vs. robot thriller, 'The Hunt', and po...

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    George Orwell

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    $20.00

    Nineteen Eighty-Four has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. Nineteen Eighty-Four is still the great modern classic "negative Utopia" - a startling original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny this novel's power, its hold on the imagination of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions - a p...

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  • George Orwell

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    $36.00

    'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past' Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith b...

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  • George Orwell

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    $42.00

    Illustrated by Fido Nesti Winston Smith, an outwardly obedient citizen of Airstrip One, dreams secretly of truth and freedom - but his rebellion will come at a terrible cost. George Orwell's dark masterpiece has enthralled readers for over seventy years. Now the dystopian world of Big Brother, telescreens, the Thought Police and Room 101 is vividly brought to new life in this first ever graphic novel adaptation, illustrated by acclaimed artist Fido Nesti. Hardback: 224 PagesProduct Dimensions...

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  • Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

    One Billion Years To The End Of The World

    $19.00

    This mordantly funny and provocative tale from Soviet Russia's leading science fiction writers is the story of astrophysicist Dmitri Malianov. As he reaches a major breakthrough, he finds himself plagued by interruptions, from a mysterious crate of vodka to a glamorous woman on his doorstep. Is the Universe trying to tell him something?Paperback: 176 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241472477Published by Penguin Books

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  • Charles Beaumont

    Perchance To Dream

    $27.00

    That Charles Beaumont would make a name for himself crafting scripts for The Twilight Zone is only natural: for his was an imagination so limitless it must have emerged from some other dimension. So take one uneasy step and fall headlong into his world: a world where lions stalk the plains, classics cars rove the streets, and spacecraft hover just overhead. Here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and perhaps even the Devil himself. Perchance t...

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  • John Wyndham

    Plan For Chaos

    $24.00

    In a city that could well be New York, a series of identical women are found dead in suspicious circumstances. Magazine photographer Johnny Farthing, who is reporting on the suspected murders, is chilled to discover that his fiancee looks identical to the victims too--and then she disappears. As his investigations spiral beyond his control, he finds himself at the heart of a sinister plot that uses cloning to revive the Nazi vision of a world-powerful master race... Part detective noir, part ...

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  • Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg

    Robot

    $19.00

    'We have given you life... so that you could discover a fraction of the great secret.' Is BER-66 a human or a robot? His controllers, known as 'the Mechanism,' tell him he is a living machine, programmed to gather information on the inhabitants of the strange underground world he finds himself in. But as he penetrates its tunnels and locked rooms, encountering mysterious doppelgangers and a petrified city, he comes closer to the truth of his existence. Considered one of the most important Pol...

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  • Olaf Stapledon

    Star Maker

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    A lasting influence on successive generations of science fiction writers and on the physicist Freeman Dyson, this poetic, philosophical tale of one man's unexpected voyage through the universe is imbued with a sense of mystery and vast cosmic loneliness. Paperback: 352 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241442975 Published by Penguin Books

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  • John Wyndham

    Stowaway To Mars

    $24.00

    The Earth was holding a fantastic contest... An international prize of over a million dollars was being offered to the first man to complete an interplanetary journey. Target--Mars. It was a race against time. The U.S., Russia, and England were again competitors, fighting for fame and fortune. Dale Curance of England didn't need the fortune. He was a millionaire. He was an eccentric. But most of all he was an adventurer and he was determined to win. But winning was not going to be that easy. ...

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  • Stanislaw Lem

    Tales Of Pirx The Pilot

    $21.00

    'By now he fancied himself something of a rocket jockey, a space ace, whose real home was among the planets' In a future where space travel has become routine and unremarkable, Pirx the pilot bumbles and daydreams his way through the solar system. These endearing tales follow his progress from cadet to captain. But, whether he is wrestling with a misbehaving spacesuit, feeling uncomfortable on a luxury space cruise ship or encountering a mysterious malfunctioning robot on a mission to Mars, t...

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  • Kōbō Abe

    The Ark Sakura

    $19.00

    Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter In this unnerving fable from one of Japan's greatest novelists, a recluse known as 'Mole' retreats to a vast underground bunker, only to find that strange guests, booby traps and a giant toilet may prove even greater obstacles than nuclear disaster. Paperback: 384 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241454589 Published by Penguin Books

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  • Fred Hoyle

    The Black Cloud

    $26.00

    A 1959 classic 'hard' science-fiction novel by renowned Cambridge astronomer and cosmologist Fred Hoyle. Tracks the progress of a giant black cloud that comes towards Earth and sits in front of the sun, causing widespread panic and death. A select group of scientists and astronomers--including the dignified Astronomer Royal, the pipe smoking Dr Marlowe and the maverick, eccentric Professor Kingsly--engage in a mad race to understand and communicate with the cloud, battling against trigger hap...

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  • John Wyndham

    The Chrysalids

    $19.00

    It is many years since God sent the Tribulation to punish the forebears for their sins, and in the rural settlement of Waknuk David Strorm's father decries any and all blasphemies against nature. Little does he realise that David and his cousin Rosalind, have their own secret aberration which would label them as mutants. But as they grow older it becomes more difficult to conceal their differences from the village elders. Soon they face a choice: wait for eventual discovery, or flee to the te...

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  • H. P. Lovecraft

    The Colour Out Of Space

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    The master of weird fiction, H. P. Lovecraft combines cosmic fantasy with creeping horror in these three tales of malevolent alien forces, body-switching and travel across the space-time continuum.Paperback: 240 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241443934Published by Penguin Books

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    Italo Calvino

    The Complete Cosmicomics

    $21.00

    translated by Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks and William Weaver The Cosmicomics tell the story of the history of the universe, from the big bang, through millennia and across galaxies. It is witnessed through the eyes of 'cosmic know-it-all' Qfwfq, an exuberant, chameleon-like figure, who takes the shape of a dinosaur, a mollusc, a steamer captain and a moon milk gatherer, among others. This is the first complete edition in English of Italo Calvino's funny, whimsical and delightful stories, whi...

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  • Stanislaw Lem

    The Cyberiad

    $19.00

    One of the world's most beloved science fiction writers, Stanislaw Lem was famed for his wryly comic, outlandish imaginings of the relationship between humans and technology. In this playful cosmic fantasia, two 'constructors' compete to dream up ever-more ingenious inventions in a universe beyond reality.Paperback: 352 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241467992Published by Penguin Books

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  • John Wyndham

    The Day Of The Triffids

    $24.50

    When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. The London he walks is crammed with groups of men and women needing help, some ready to prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop their spread the Triffids, mobile plants with lethal stingers and carnivorous appetites, seem set to take control. The Day of the Triffids is perhaps the most famous catastrophe...

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  • Stanislaw Lem

    The Futurological Congress

    $21.00

    'This Room Guaranteed BOMB-FREE. From the Management' Hapless cosmonaut Ijon Tichy has been sent back to earth to attend the Eighth Futurological Congress in smog-bound, overpopulated Costa Rica, holed up with an assortment of scientists in a luxury hotel (fully equipped with tear gas sprinklers in case things get out of hand). But when an unfortunate incident occurs involving a revolution and hallucinogenic drugs in the water supply, Tichy finds himself shot, frozen and thawed out in a futur...

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  • H. G. Wells

    The Great Science Fiction

    $32.00

    'No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's' Exploring the primordial nightmares that lurk within humanity's dreams of progress and technology, H. G. Wells was a science fiction pioneer. This new omnibus edition brings together four of his hugely original and influential science-fiction novels - The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of t...

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  • Andreas Eschbach

    The Hair Carpet Weavers

    $19.00

    In a distant universe, since the beginning of time, workers have spent their lives weaving intricate carpets from the hair of women and girls. But why? Andreas Eschbach's mysterious, poignant space opera explores the absurdity of work and of life itself.Paperback: 320 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780241454718Published by Penguin Books

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  • R. C. Sherriff

    The Hopkins Manuscript

    $24.00

    Retired teacher Edgar Hopkins lives for the thrill of winning poultry prizes. But his narrow world is shattered when he learns that the moon is about to come crashing into the earth, with apocalyptic consequences. The manuscript he leaves behind will be a testament--to his growing humanity and to how one English village tried to survive the end of the world... Written in 1939 as the world was teetering on the brink of global war, R. C. Sherriff's tragicomic novel is a masterly work of science...

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  • Russell Hoban

    The Lion Of Boaz-Jachin And Jachin-Boaz

    $21.00

    'I have gone to look for a lion.' In a world where lions have become extinct, the map-maker Jachin-Boaz nevertheless abandons his wife and son to find one, leaving just this note. But his decision has unexpected consequences. He will be pursued by his son, Boaz-Jachin, and by something else: a tawny-skinned, amber-eyed beast from another place and time, a bringer of life and death. Paperback: 192 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780241485712 Published by Penguin Books

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  • Scott G. Bruce

    The Penguin Book Of Dragons

    $31.00

    The most popular mythological creature in the human imagination, dragons have provoked fear and fascination for their lethal venom and crushing coils, and as avatars of the Antichrist, servants of Satan, couriers of the damned to Hell, portents of disaster, and harbingers of the last days. Here are accounts spanning millennia and continents of these monsters that mark the boundary between the known and the unknown, including: their origins in the deserts of Africa; their struggles with their ...

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  • Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown

    The Penguin Book Of Mermaids

    $31.00

    Among the oldest and most popular mythical beings, mermaids and other merfolk have captured the imagination since long before Ariel sold her voice to a sea witch in the beloved Disney film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." As far back as the eighth century B.C., sailors in Homer's Odyssey stuffed wax in their ears to resist the Sirens, who lured men to their watery deaths with song. More than two thousand years later, the gullible New York public lined up to witnes...

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  • Naomi Alderman

    The Power

    $22.00

    All over the world women are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain--even death. Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they've lost control. The Day of the Girls has arrived--but where will it end?Paperback: 352 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780670919963Published by Penguin Books

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  • William S. Burroughs

    The Soft Machine

    $25.00

    A terrifying, surreal space-age odyssey, The Soft Machine initiated Burroughs' Cut-Up Trilogy that includes Nova Express and The Ticket That Exploded. The book draws the reader into an unmappable textual space, where nothing is true and everything is permitted, to make a total assault on the colonising powers of planet earth that have turned us all into machines. Edited and introduced by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, this new edition clarifies for the first time the extraordinary ...

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  • Stanislaw Lem

    The Star Diaries

    $24.00

    Stanislaw Lem's set of short stories, written over a period of twenty years, all feature the adventures of space traveller Ijon Tichy and recount him spinning in time-warps, spying on robots, encountering bizarre civilizations and creatures in space and being hopelessly lost in a forest of supernovae. This is a philosophical satire on technology, theology, intelligence and human nature from one of the greatest of science fiction writers Paperback: 352 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN...

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