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The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Lord Brother by Carolyn Kephart

Strange Toys

The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Only Douglas Adams can effectively start a humorous novel with the end of the earth and most of humanity. Arthur Dent is whisked away from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterates the planet to build a freeway.

The
Salmon of Doubt

On Friday, May 11, 2001, the Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, died of a heart attack at age forty-nine. In addition to a magnificent literary legacy, he left essays, short stories, letters, interviews, many of them in print for the first time in this book. Read our entire review.

Red Dwarf Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers

The first lesson Lister learned about space travel was you should never try it. But Lister didn't have a choice.

Better Than Life

The equally hilarious sequel to Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers. When Holly, the Red Dwarf's computer, suddenly goes dumb, David Lister, the holographic Arnold Rimmer, Cat, and Kryten, the cleaning robot, become trapped in a game called Better Than Life, and it's up to a talking Toaster to save them all.

Mindplayers by Pat Cadigan

For Allie, putting on the madcap that Jerry borrowed was a very big mistake. The psychosis itself was quite conventional, but it didn't go away when she took the madcap off, so the Brain Police took over leaving her with a choice - go to jail as a mind criminal or become a mindplayer.

Tea from an Empty CupTea from an Empty Cup by Pat Cadigan

"How can you drink tea from an empty cup?"
That ancient Zen riddle holds the key to a baffling mystery: a young man found with his throat slashed while locked alone in a virtual reality parlor.

Dervish is DigitalDervish Is Digital by Pat Cadigan

Action-packed sequel to the stylish SF mystery Tea from an Empty Cup.

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Foundation Trilogy

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The Last Unicorn

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The Halloween Tree

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The Dark is Rising series

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Mindplayers
Synners

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Beach Music

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Neverending Story

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Slipt

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Strange Toys

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Elizabeth Hand

Waking the Moon

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Stranger in a Strange Land

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Archer's Goon
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Witch Week
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Charmed Life
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Castle in the Air
Hexwood
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Fantasy Stories
Seeing is Believing: Seven Stories

Stephen King

Pet Sematary
Christine
The Dead Zone

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The Hideaway
Watchers
Fear Nothing
Sieze the Night
Tick Tock

Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

George MacDonald

At the Back of the North Wind
The Princess and the Goblin

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Die Softly
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Sea Swept

Rising Tides

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Persistence of Vision (Collection)

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