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The Only Harmless Great Thing By Brooke Bolander Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250169488
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tordotcom - January 23rd, 2018

So the saying says
"An elephant never forgets"
Standing in the concrete cave
Swaying sad and insane

They walked over the ocean
In their dreams they dream awake
Until the lights grew dim
Until the cop cars came...

- Neko Case "People Got A Lotta Nerve

Review by Anje

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The Great Eastern By Howard Rodman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612197852
Published: Melville House - June 4th, 2019

Isambard Kingdom Brunel—legendary civil engineer and real historical figure—is trapped in a game of cat and mouse between Captains Nemo and Ahab in this entertaining literary pastiche in which two of the greatest monomaniacs in Victorian adventure writing are drawn into a deadly collision course. Laying undersea cable has never sounded so thrilling.

Review by Stephen

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Dread Nation By Justina Ireland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062570611
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

The alternate-history zombie novel you never thought you'd need; think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets the Walking Dead set in an America where the Civil War only ended because Confederate and Union soldiers rose from the battlefield. In zombie-hunter protagonist Jane, readers will find a modern hero: scrappy, snarky, clever, motivated, and oh-so skilled with a sickle. You'll want to follow her into battle—and don't worry you will. Dynamic, exhilarating, and inventive!