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Saga: Compendium One Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534313460
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Published: Image Comics - August 27th, 2019

This Epic work of space fantasy made me feel soft, warm and cozy, before ripping my heart out and stomping on it... In a good way. 

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ISBN: 9781974709403
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - September 17th, 2019

This tale of an imfacmous yakuza boss retiring to support his business executive wife is funny, relatable, and full of lessons about modern masculiity. 

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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250313195
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Published: Tor.com - September 10th, 2019

A badass swordswoman and her necromancer explore haunted ruins in this mystical sci-fi romp. Hilarious dialogue, terrifuying monsters and fascinating worldbuilding make this book a must for lovers of scifi. 

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060853976
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 7th, 2007

A bookish angel and a demon with road rage attempt to avert Armageddon in this hilarious cult classic by two of England's greatest storytellers. 

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ISBN: 9780062292070
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 14th, 2017

A creatice & satisfying take on the genre, made all the more terrifying by the grim reality of American racism. Required reading for any & all fans of cosmic horror. 

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ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

A creatively-written romp through time & space. The letters that make up most of the book are eloquent, emotional & poetic. 

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By Carolyne Larrington (Translator)
ISBN: 9780199675340
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2014

The largest primary source source of Norse poetry available, containing the prophecy of Voluspa, the tale of Lokasenna, and more classic myths translated by a true expert. 

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ISBN: 9780140136272
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Published: Penguin Books -

In a world of watered-down retellings & biased translations, this book offers a well-researched & in-depth view into the world of Norse myth. 

Some of the best authors in the genre provide fresh & interesting takes on your favorite myths. Truly a delight to read. 

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Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611807240
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Published: Shambhala - May 14th, 2019

One of the best translations available of this book, full of wit and wisdom from the renoqned fantasy author. 

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A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547722023
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2012

I say without a hint of irony that this trilogy made me fall back in love with high fantasy. LeGuin immerses readers in a world that feels well-developed, well-written and well-loved.

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ISBN: 9781250237231
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Published: Metropolitan Books - September 17th, 2019

From North Carolina to DC, Tokyo & Moscow, the author chronicles his career in the Intelligence Community and his harrowing journey out of it.