September 17thvia and source with 1,627 notes

The Haden virus spread globally, deadly for some, worse for others: creating “Lock-In”, active minds trapped in paralyzed bodies. That was then. 20 years later Hadens walk the street in metal bodies, or ride along in flesh. Tensions are rising in D.C. as Haden poster- child Chris Shane spends his first week as FBI investigating a series of murders that could rip apart the fragile balance. A deceptively action-packed, fun, deeply thoughtful scifi I couldn’t put down! —Jocelyn

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Bechdel test, passed: Alison Bechdel has won a MacArthur “genius grant.” 

September 17thvia and with 130 notes

If you love H.P. Lovecraft like I do, you will love Cherie Priest’s new horrifyingly good novel. It’s dark, troubling, and everything you want out of a monster-horror novel. Told in a series of journal entries, letters and telegrams, Priest keeps the narrative moving swiftly while still taking time to savor the juicy moments of horror. An excellent read for those long fall nights, so long as you don’t need to sleep any time soon. —Jax

(Maplecroft by Cherie Priest)

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This is a story about a magical city, but also about so much more. Spies and politics struggle for dominance where personal betrayals are just as important as national ones. Ancient grudges between peoples vie against new injustices, as tables turn and oppressors flip. And amongst the secrets and squabbles of mortals, dead gods and small miracles tread in shadows and dust. This book is complex, deep, and utterly satisfying in all the right ways. —Jocelyn

(City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett)

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Fleeing recent heartbreak, a New York lawyer immigrates to Dubai to work as the “family officer” for his college friend’s tremendously rich family. In this bizarre desert wonderland, our scuba-enthusiast narrator navigates allegorical conflicts signature to modern life: obsession over the construction project next door; second-nature Googling and Facebooking; the memory of his not wanting kids as the cause of the traumatic breakup. A comically philosophical commentary on excessive wealth and technological development—maybe the ruin of morality and intellect. The Dog is constantly entertaining and hilariously smart. —Julia

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We are giving away four Doctor Who novels: Engines of War, The Crawling Terror, The Blood Cell, and Silhouette. Reblog this post to enter - each blog gets one entry. We will choose a winner on Wednesday, September 24th. You can pick up the books in our store or we will mail them to you. Make sure your ask box is open so we can contact you if you win!


September 16thvia and with 19 notes

It is a rare, sweet thing to find an author you adore and then discover how very prolific they’ve been. Adrian McKinty has written fourteen books, and The Sun is God is his newest, and perhaps his biggest departure. Set on a far-flung island in New Guinea in 1906, the site of a nudist colony who worships the sun, The Sun is God promises to be the kind of cracking historical crime novel that only McKinty can deliver. I can’t wait! —Kat

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Flannery is looking forward to Angel Killer by Andrew Mayne.