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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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  • Jin Yong

    A Bond Undone

    $50.00

    Translated by Gigi Chang In the Jin capital of Zhongdu, Guo Jing learns the truth of his father's death and finds he is now betrothed, against his will, to two women. Neither of them is his sweetheart Lotus Huang. Torn between following his heart and fulfilling his filial duty, Guo Jing journeys through the country of his parents with Lotus, encountering mysterious martial heroes and becoming drawn into the struggle for the supreme martial text, the Nine Yin Manual. But his past is catching u...

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  • Jin Yong

    A Snake Lies Waiting

    $50.00

    Translated by Anna Holmwood and Gigi Chang Guo Jing has confronted Apothecary Huang, his sweetheart Lotus Huang's father, on Peach Blossom Island, and bested the villainous Gallant Ouyang in the three trials to win the hand of his beloved. But now, along with his two friends and shifus, Zhou Botong of the Quanzhen Sect, and Count Seven Hong, Chief of the Beggar Clan, he has walked into another trap. Tricked into boarding a unseaworthy barge by Apothecary Huang, the three friends will surely d...

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    Natalie Haynes

    A Thousand Ships

    $18.00

    This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them... They have waited to have their story told, and I will make them wait no longer. In the early hours of the morning, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and Troy has fallen. Over the next few hours, the only life she has ever known will turn to ash... The devastating consequences of the fall of Troy st...

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  • Jordan Melic

    A Tree To Take Us Up To Heaven

    $19.00

    Kueny isn’t much of a worrier, except maybe when it comes to her father, the Custodian of a Thousand Generations, whose soul is hanging by a thread. But when her brother, Ah Ti, inherits the throne and smashes the Watercress Elixir that preserves her family’s heavenly reign, her worries take on a whole new dimension. Left with no choice, the siblings set out in search of a new home, embarking on a perilous journey that takes them through 14th century Majapahit and 19th century Malaya, where t...

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  • Lauren Beukes

    Afterland

    $27.00

    Three years after a virus wiped out 99% of the men on earth, a mother and son are on the run. All Cole has left in the world is her boy, Miles. With men now a prized commodity, keeping him safe means breaking hastily written new rules - and leaving her own sister for dead. All Miles has left in the world is his mother. But is one person enough to save him from the many who would kill to get their hands on a living boy? Together, Cole and Miles embark on a journey across a changed, hostile cou...

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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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  • Omar El Akkad

    American War

    $21.00

    Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. Telling ...

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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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  • 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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  • Gwyneth Jones

    Bold As Love

    $19.00

    It's Dissolution Summer and as the United Kingdom prepares to break up into separate nations, the Counterculturals have gathered for a festival where everything's allowed. Among them is a talented little brat called Fiorinda, rock and roll princess by birth, searching for her father, the legendary Rufus O'Niall. Instead, she finds Ax Preston, the softly spoken guitarman with bizarre delusions about saving the country from the dark ages. Together with Sage Pender, techno-wizard king of the lad...

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  • Gwyneth Jones

    Castles Made Of Sand

    $19.00

    Ax Preston, Sage Pender and Fiorinda, charismatic leaders of the Rock-n-Roll Reich, have beaten the cascade of disasters that followed the collapse of the former United Kingdom. Now they have to find some resolution to the impossible dynamics of their own relationship, while the world keeps falling apart. There are fearsome things going on in England's rural hinterland, and in Continental Europe the green nazis are planning a final solution to desperate environmental damage. But there's nothi...

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  • Kurt Vonnegut

    Cat's Cradle

    $19.00

    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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  • Teo Xue Shen

    Children Of The Ark

    $18.00

    An underground rebel group sneaks around Singapore using Forbidden Paths to save shunned children called the Pentagons. Zan loathes the children called Pentagons, but she is tasked to save them. The rescue missions lead her to confront a long-buried past and a deep-seated hatred. Zan loves her coffee, her parang and her best (and only) friend Rani. She is focused on serving out her time with an underground organisation called ARK when she meets Ray, a mysterious fighter everyone fears. Paired...

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    Ma Jian

    China Dream

    $22.00

    Translated by Flora Drew Called "Red Guards meet Kurt Vonnegut... powerful!" by Margaret Atwood on Twitter, China Dream is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism. Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, is feeling pleased with himself. He has an impressive office, three properties, and multiple mistresses who text him day and night. After decades of loyal service, he has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with replacing people's private dreams with Presiden...

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  • Hye-young Pyun

    City Of Ash And Red

    $26.00

    Translated by Sora Kim-Russell Distinguished for his talents as a rat killer, the nameless protagonist of Hye-young Pyun's City of Ash and Red is sent by the extermination company he works for on an extended assignment in C, a country descending into chaos and paranoia, swept by a contagious disease, and flooded with trash. No sooner does he disembark than he is whisked away by quarantine officials and detained overnight. Isolated and forgotten, he realizes that he is stranded with no means o...

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  • Michel Faber

    D (A Tale of Two Worlds)

    $27.00

    It all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from the language. First, it vanishes from her parents' conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside. Soon the local dentist and the neighbour's Dalmatian are missing, and even the Donkey Derby has been called off. Though she doesn't know why, Dhikilo is summoned to the home of her old history teacher Professor Dodderfield and his faithful Labrador, Nelly Robinson. And this is where our story begins. Set between England and t...

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  • Joan He

    Descendant Of The Crane

    $17.50

    In this shimmering Chinese-inspired fantasy, debut author Joan He introduces a determined and vulnerable young heroine struggling to do right in a world brimming with deception. Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own. Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she's thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father's killer, Hesina does something despera...

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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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  • Kat Cho

    Dokkaebi: Vicious Spirits

    $20.00

    New romance and dangers abound in this companion to the crowd-pleasing Wicked Fox. As Vicious Spirits begins, Miyoung and Jihoon are picking up the pieces of their broken lives following the deaths of Miyoung's mother, Yena, and Jihoon's grandmother. With the support of their friend Somin, and their frenemy, Junu, they might just have a shot at normalcy. But Miyoung is getting sicker and sicker by the day and her friends don't know how to save her. With few options remaining, Junu has an idea...

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    Frank Herbert

    Dune: The Graphic Novel

    $42.00

    Adapted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Dune, Frank Herbert's epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. Brian Herber...

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    Juli Zeh

    Empty Hearts

    $46.00

    Translated by John Cullen A few short years from now, the world is an even more uncertain place than it is today, and politics everywhere is marching rightward: Trump is gone, but Brexit is complete, as is Frexit. There's a global financial crisis, armed conflict, and mass migration, and an ultrapopulist movement governs in Germany. With their democracy facing the wrecking ball, most well-off Germans turn inward, focusing on their own lives. Britta, a wife, mother, and successful businesswoma...

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    Ted Chiang

    Exhalation

    $19.00

    From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others - the basis for the Academy Award nominated film Arrival - comes a groundbreaking second collection of short fiction: nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories. In 'The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate', a portal through time forces a fabric-seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary 'Exhalation', an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery wit...

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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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    Olga Tokarczuk

    Flights

    $24.00

    From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as sudd...

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    Frank Herbert

    Frank Herbert's Dune Saga

    $185.00

    Perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike—a beautiful trade paperback boxed set of the first six novels in Frank Herbert’s Dune Saga. In the far future, on a remote planet, an epic adventure awaits. Here are the first six novels of Frank Herbert’s magnificent Dune saga—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction series of all time. Includes Books 1 to 6: Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, Chapterhouse: DunePaperback: ...

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    Tamsyn Muir

    Gideon The Ninth

    $29.00

    The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Tamsyn Muir's Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ...

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  • Helen Oyeyemi

    Gingerbread

    $18.00

    Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories - equal parts wholesome and uncanny; from the tantalizing witch's house in Hansel and Gretel to the man-shaped confection who one day decides to run as fast as he can - beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe. Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying ...

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  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    Gods Of Jade And Shadow

    $18.00

    The Jazz Age is in full swing, but it's passing Casiopea Tun by. She's too busy scrubbing floors in her wealthy grandfather's house to do anything more than dream of a life far from her dusty, small town in southern Mexico. A life she could call her own. This dream is impossible, distant as the stars - until the day Casiopea opens a curious chest in her grandfather's room and accidentally frees an ancient Mayan god of death. He offers her a deal: if Casiopea helps him recover his throne from ...

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  • Lillian Clark

    Half Life

    $30.00

    There aren’t enough hours in the day for Lucille–perfectionist, overachiever–to do everything she has to do, and there certainly aren’t enough hours to hang out with friends, fall in love, get in trouble–all the teenage things she knows she should want to be doing instead of preparing for a flawless future. So when she sees an ad for Life2: Do more. Be more, she’s intrigued. The company is looking for beta testers to enroll in an experimental clone program, and in the aftermath of a series of...

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  • Frank Herbert

    Heretics Of Dune

    $19.00

    Book five in Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune Chronicles--one of the most significant sagas in the history of literary science fiction. Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of known space. The planet Arrakis--now called Rakis--has reverted to its desert climate, and its great sandworms are dying. Now...

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  • Stanislaw Lem

    Highcastle: A Remembrance

    $28.00

    Translated by Michael Kandel A playful, witty, reflective memoir of childhood by the science fiction master Stanislaw Lem. With Highcastle, Stanislaw Lem offers a memoir of his childhood and youth in prewar Lvov. Reflective, artful, witty, playful-"I was a monster," he observes ruefully-this lively and charming book describes a youth spent reading voraciously (he was especially interested in medical texts and French novels), smashing toys, eating pastries, and being terrorized by insects. Oft...

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  • Stephen Davies

    Hilda And The Ghost Ship

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Sapo Lendário We rejoin our favourite blue-haired heroine Hilda to find her caught up in a crisis in Trolberg. Ships are vanishing from the harbour and no one knows why. Could the answer lie out on Cauldron Island? Meanwhile, David suspects wild weather predictor Victoria Van Gale is up to no good as she moves into the old windmill. There is no shortage of unexpected twists, turns and new friends in this latest instalment of the Hilda fiction series. Paperback: 192 PagesProduct...

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  • Stephen Davies

    Hilda And The Great Parade

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Seaerra Miller Meet Hilda - explorer, adventurer, avid sketchbook-keeper and friend to every creature in the valley! Well... almost every creature... Hilda and her mum have settled into their new home in the city of Trolberg and our heroine is trying to fit into this new and very different way of life. Though she's made a new friend, the city is vast and unfamiliar and, as night falls, both Hilda and her mum are lost in the bustling Bird Parade, desperate to reunite. Will this ...

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  • Stephen Davies

    Hilda And The Hidden People

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Seaerra Miller Meet Hilda - explorer, adventurer, avid sketchbook-keeper and friend to every creature in the valley! Well... almost every creature... Join our beloved heroine as she encounters her very first troll, negotiates peace with some very persnickety elves and reunites two lovelorn ancient giants - now in paperback! Fantastic creatures and daring adventures are all just part of another average day for Hilda... but what will she do if she is forced to move to Trolberg ci...

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  • Stephen Davies

    Hilda And The Nowhere Space

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Seaerra Miller Meet Hilda - explorer, adventurer, avid sketchbook-keeper and friend to every creature in the valley! Well... almost every creature... We rejoin our favourite blue-haired heroine to find her warding off the nightmarish Marra, rescuing weather spirits and searching for the elusive black hound... and she's still got to make it to the Sparrow Scout badge ceremony on time! There is no shortage of unexpected twists, turns and new friends in this latest instalment of t...

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  • Luke Pearson

    Hilda And The Stone Forest

    $17.00

    Hilda may be grounded, but that won t stop her from heading off on another daring adventure! But everything is thrown off course when her mother catches her and is dragged along for the ride. Furious with each other, the bickering pair find themselves lost in the land of the trolls, forced to embark on a dangerous journey to make their way home. And to make matters even more difficult, Hilda has to do so... as a troll? Paperback: 80 PagesProduct Dimensions: 200 x 280 mmISBN: 9781911171713 Pub...

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  • Stephen Davies

    Hilda And The Time Worm

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Victoria Miller Join your favourite blue-haired heroine Hilda to find her cooking up adventure with the Sparrow Scouts and battling mechanical bell-ringers. But some naughty mischief-makers are determined to steal Hilda's money, soup, and maybe even her mum. When a hop to the past gets time all mixed and muddled, can Hilda help the city of Trolberg escape the greedy Time Worm? There is no shortage of unexpected twists, turns and new friends in this latest instalment of the Hild...

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  • Stephen Davies

    Hilda And The White Woff

    $15.00

    Illustrated by Sapo Lendário Our favourite blue-haired heroine has to find and rescue Mum before she's eaten by a troll. This means entering the Rock Forest, where Hilda will come across some amazing and magical creatures. Along the way, we'll discover the story behind Twig becoming Hilda's very own deer fox. There is no shortage of unexpected twists, turns and new friends in this latest instalment of the Hilda fiction series. Paperback: 192 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 97818387...

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    Stanislaw Lem

    His Master's Voice

    $28.00

    Translated by Michael Kandel Scientists attempt to decode what may be a message from intelligent beings in outer space. By pure chance, scientists detect a signal from space that may be communication from rational beings. How can people of Earth understand this message, knowing nothing about the senders-even whether or not they exist? Written as the memoir of a mathematician who participates in the government project (code name: His Master's Voice) attempting to decode what seems to be a mess...

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  • Cixin Liu

    Hold Up The Sky

    $18.00

    From the author of The Three-Body Problem, a collection of award-winning short stories - a breath-taking selection of diamond-hard science fiction. In Hold Up the Sky, Cixin Liu takes us across time and space, from a rural mountain community where elementary students must use physics to prevent an alien invasion; to coal mines in northern China where new technology will either save lives of unleash a fire that will burn for centuries; to a time very much like our own, when superstring compute...

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  • Terry Pratchett

    Jingo

    $26.00

    Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fishermen, squid and at least one very camp follower. As two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch faces unpleasant foes who are out to get him... and that's just the people on his side. The enemy might be even worse. Jingo, the 21st in Terry Pratchett's phenomenally successful Discworld series, makes the World Cup look like a friendly five-a-side. Hardback: 384 PagesProduct Dimensions: 135 x 205 mmISBN: 978147320025...

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    Eiko Kadono

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    $23.00

    Translated by Emily BalistrieriIllustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton Kiki is a trainee witch. On her thirteenth birthday she must follow tradition and leave home to find a new village. She knows she has to use only her powers to make a living, but Kiki's no good at potions or spells... can she use her flying abilities to make her own way in the world? She sets out with her beloved black cat Jiji on an exciting journey, making new friends along the way. Hardback: 208 PagesProduct Dimensions: 138 x 1...

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    Eiko Kadono

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    $13.50

    Translated by Emily Balistrieri Half-witch Kiki never runs from a challenge. So when her thirteenth birthday arrives, she's eager to follow a witch's tradition: choose a new town to call home for one year. Brimming with confidence, Kiki flies to the seaside village of Koriko and expects that her powers will easily bring happiness to the townspeople. But gaining the trust of the locals is trickier than she expected. With her faithful, wise-cracking black cat, Jiji, by her side, Kiki forges new...

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  • Jonathan Strahan

    Made To Order

    $19.00

    100 years after Karel Capek coined the word, "robots" are an everyday idea, and the inspiration for countless stories in books, film, TV and games. They are often among the least privileged, most unfairly used of us, and the more robots are like humans, the more interesting they become. This collection of stories is where robots stand in for us, where both we and they are disadvantaged, and where hope and optimism shines through. Including stories by: Brooke Bolander, John Chu, Daryl Gregory,...

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  • Seanan McGuire

    Middlegame

    $32.00

    Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet. Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger a...

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  • Vivian Teo

    My BFF Is An Alien

    $12.00

    Meet Abriana Yeo, 13, awkward and friendless. Meet Octavia Wu, a graceful teenage alien with superpowers. Forced to flee her home planet Viridis after an invasion by "The Others", another alien species, Octavia and her parents crash-land in the Singapore heartland. Pretending to be a foreign student, Octavia enters secondary one and befriends Abriana, who then helps her in her quest to find the Anteris, a missing element the alien family needs if they want to return to Viridis to help in the ...

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  • Nate Crowley

    Notes From Small Planets

    $27.00

    Journey from fantasy mountains to super-cities, through piratical seas and up into space without missing any must-see sights - or putting a foot wrong with the locals! Whether you're Lord of the shoestring-budget or Luxe Skywalker - Notes from Small Planets is your pastiche passport through the best worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Your ultimate travel guide to all the must-see locations in the worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The perfect gift for self-professed geeks and fans of ...

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