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Jim and the Flims by Rudy Rucker

Published 1 June 2011


Jim and the Flims is a novel set in Santa Cruz, CA... and the afterlife. Acclaimed cyberpunk/singularity author Rudy Rucker explores themes of death and destruction, in the wry, quirky style he is famous for. Jim Oster ruptures the membrane between our world and afterworld (AKA, The Flimsy), creating a two-way tunnel between them. Jim's wife Val is killed in the process, and Jim finds himself battling his personal grief, and an invasion of the Flims. The process of battling the invading Flims le...

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Unfiction by Gene Doucette

Published 18 June 2017


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This is the story of mysterious night-time prowling in Ankh-Morpork, the greatest city of Discworld: someone is turning the citizens into something resembling small charcoal biscuits.

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Uncharted Territory by Connie Willis

Published 1 June 1994


“Connie Willis deploys the apparatus of science fiction to illuminate character and relationships, and her writing is fresh, subtle, and deeply moving.”—The New York Times Book Review Findriddy and Carson are two explorers sent to Boohte to survey the ridges and scrub-covered hills of the planet. Back home, their adventures are followed by countless breathless fans, but the reality is far less romantic as they deal with dust, nitpicking regulations, and uncooperative aliens. Teamed with a young...

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Ajax Penumbra by Robin Sloan

Published 5 June 2014


The utterly charming prequel to the New York Times-bestseller Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore. San Francisco, 1969. The summer of drugs, music and a new age dawning. A young, earnest Ajax Penumbra has been given his first assignment as a Junior Acquisitions Officer - to find the single surviving copy of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious volume that has brought and lost great fortune for anyone who has owned it. After a few weeks of rigorous hunting, Penumbra feels no closer to his goal than when...

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St Mary's is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it's just one damned thing after another. The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese- rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC - concussion by cheese. The long awaited jump to Bronze Age Troy ends in personal catastrophe for Max and just when it seems things couldn'...

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Not As Good As The Book by Andy Tillison

Published 30 December 2021


In 2008, Not As Good As The Book by Progressive Rock band the Tangent, was released. The limited edition of the double CD included a novella written by Andy Tillison, the band's vocalist, keyboard player and main songwriter, and illustrated by French graphic artist Antoine Ettori. It is a comedic science fiction tale in the grand tradition of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy with more than a few nods towards the progressive rock greats from the 1970s. The book has never been available as a st...

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Naked Came the Robot by Barry Longyear

Published 28 April 2016


The economy is the new cold war battlefield, robots and androids do the work, and the Interstellar Sprocket Conspiracy intends to oil its gears with the flesh of humanity. Cadet Sergeant Henry Fleming enlists in the economy to save America, is joined by a hydraulic-aholic robot, an army of mutants, a wizard who can't keep on his skin, and the luscious mechanical love of Henry's life, Anne Droid. The one chance for humanity is subterranean race across the nuked-out heartland of America to find a...

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The Illustrated Eric by Terry Pratchett

Published 18 November 2010


Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters.Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff.But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain...

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A Life Spectacular by Eaton Krone

Published 1 April 2021


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The Ugly Sea by R a Lafferty

Published 9 October 2020


The Sea is ugly and monotonous, with only four or five faces, and all of them coarse, but mankind has just decided to deny this ugliness for subconscious reasons. Lafferty was the winner of the Hugo and World Fantasy Award and a six time Nebula Award Nominee. His quirky style made his work hard to pigeonhole and market, but he still managed to influence a wide array of today's best writers. Simply on of the best writers the science fiction and fantasy field has ever produced.