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David Coupand. Keeper of the Comics.

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Made to Kill: A Ray Electromatic Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765379184
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Tor Books - November 3rd, 2015

A retro-futuristic sci-fi noir filled with a robot detective, stars of the silver screen, murderous super computers. If you like detective stories or sci-fi, this book combines them beautifully. —David

 


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Ancestor Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781632159236
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Published: Image Comics - October 25th, 2016

Ancestor is an incredible sci-fi comic about a tech guru who sets out to put an end to problems that have long plagued humanity. The team of Sheean and Ward have created a richly illustrated unique book, dealing with “Ascended” humans and multiple civilizations. Originally serialized in the Island Anthology by Image Comics. —David


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The Wrenchies Cover Image
By Farel Dalrymple, Farel Dalrymple (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596434219
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Published: First Second - July 15th, 2014

Mr. Dalrymple does it all. Penciled, inked, watercolored, written, and lettered by the man himself. It is truly awesome. —David


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The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780756404741
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Published: Daw Books - April 1st, 2008

The best fantasy novel in decades, and the best introduction to the genre for any curious minds. The prose is nothing less than musical and the worldbuilding is seamless. This book stands up to dogged theorizing and dissection; there are stories under stories and secrets in the songs. Listen to Kvothe’s tale, but pay attention; things are not what they seem. —David

 


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Beauty Is a Wound Cover Image
By Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811223638
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 8th, 2015

This Indonesian novel knocked my socks off. Eka Kurniawan carries the mantle of magical realism beautifully here. If you are a fan of Borges, Garcia Marquez, Murakami, or Rushdie this book will fit nicely in your collection. It reads smoother to me than all the aforementioned, and is the best book I’ve read so far this year. —David


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Instant: The Story of Polaroid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616890858
Availability: Backordered
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 26th, 2012

The biography of instant film and its founder Edwin Land. This book takes you on a photo tour of once state of the art technology that is now state of the art nostalgia. This was the closest we had to instant gratification prior to the digital era. Venture back to the 50's and see how it all began; you may just find yourself considering that thrift store Polaroid next time you see it. —David


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Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400079278
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Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 2006

Intertwining threads take the reader through a magnificent journey filled with rich characters such as Nakata, a feeble minded elderly man who can talk to cats. Haruki Murakami is an incredibly gifted world builder, and this book is no exception; his deftly created characters have stayed with me like good friends on a bizarre journey. —David