The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, by V. E. Schwab

Staff Pick

This book is a brilliant, soul-crusher of a novel. Writing in prose at once melancholy and lush--and that makes the most mundane activities, like steeping tea, seem brand new and magical--Schwab follows Addie LaRue through the slow-burn of a love story spanning some three centuries. As she explores the question of what it means to leave a legacy, and what happens if you can't, Schwab dramatizes Addie's frustration with being unable to create, and she leads readers to one of the most epic finales ever.


 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

The Best of R. A. Lafferty

Staff Pick

Nobody writes like R.A. Lafferty. But for years his singular work has languished out-of-print--his phenomenal short story collections known only to devoted used-bookstore trawlers and famous fantasy authors. But with the release of this affordably priced new "best of" collection, you too can become a fan of weird and wondrous tales such as "Nine Hundred Grandmothers," "Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne," and "Thieving Bear Planet." And for those already familiar with this oeuvre, the collection is bundled with critical writing from Neil Gaiman, Connie Willis, Samuel Delany, and others.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250778536
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Published: Tor Books - February 2nd, 2021

A Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers

Staff Pick

Sometimes there is love so deep and broad that it is almost impossible to express in words, but for the sake of this new book by Becky Chambers, I must. In a post-climate apocalypse, post-industrial age, a tea monk travels from settlement to settlement on their bike, making tea and listening to folks and their problems. When they decide to leave the beaten path, they meet a self-actualizing robot and the two travel the wilderness. The prose is gentle, the world is beautiful, the characters are inspiring, and reading this book (all in one sitting, I may add) gave me a little hope for the future and reminded me to hold fast to those I love. I cannot recommend this book any higher and I am very excited to see what the planned series holds in store for the Monk and the Robot.

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$20.99
ISBN: 9781250236210
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Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

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