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A Closed and Common Orbit Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062569400
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Published: Voyager - March 14th, 2017

Although Chamber's second book is set in the same universe as her first, it is far from a sequel. She switches perspectives between an AI trying to hide her identity among organics, and a young clone-girl born to slave away in a scrapped-tech factory. She covers issues of body dysphoria and perseverance in the worst situations, as well as what it means for each of us to live our lives on our own terms. I loved it even more than her first book!



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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062444134
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Published: Voyager - July 5th, 2016

Sci-Fi can be... dark. Gritty. A dramatic sequence of hard choices and unforeseen events.

This is none of that.

Reminiscent of Firefly and Star Trek, it is filled with top-notch characterization, questions of morality, and fascinating clashing of culture dynamics. I fell in love with all the characters, both human and alien, and was glad for a reprieve from the heavy stories normal for this genre.



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Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062468611
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Have you been lost to another dimension? Has this caused you to be wary of so-called "podcasts"? Never fear! You can now experience all the terror, humor, oddity, and terror again associated with Welcome to Night Vale, in good, old-fashioned book form! It may even tempt you to tune in and listen to Cecil's bewitching voice, but don't worry, it will only partially confuse, and wholeheartedly delight, you.



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Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening Cover Image
By Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632157096
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Published: Image Comics - July 19th, 2016

War threatens between humans and the half-breed Arcanics, and Maika Halfwolf has a darkness within her that has her being pursued from all sides. But what defines a monster? This is a beautiful new series that you won't want to miss!


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What Is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good for Nothing Artist and Her Pussy Cover Image
By Rokudenashiko, Anne Ishii (Translator), Chip Kidd (Cover Design by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781927668313
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Published: Koyama Press - May 10th, 2016

This Japanese comic memoir is the inspiring and frustrating story of Rokudenashiko's arrest for creating vulva-shaped art. Her adorable and fun storytelling gives a lighthearted take on her mission to fight against female genitalia taboo and censorship.


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Binti Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780765385253
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Published: Tor.com - September 22nd, 2015

Binti is a young Himba woman who embarks on a journey unprecedented by her people, to attend the prestigious Oomza University. On her way there, disaster strikes and she must use her amazing skills and people's wisdom to prevent further tragedy. This novella is a beautiful example of how less is often more!



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Through the Woods Cover Image
By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781442465961
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 15th, 2014

I first encountered Emily Carroll's work through her amazing interactive webcomics, and immediately became entranced by her dark and hauntingly beautiful storytelling. This collection does not disappoint in being both creepy and stunning! Best read by candlelight, in the darkest hours of the night, whilst your creepy sister-in-law lurks next door.


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