Bob's Picks

Utopia Avenue: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812987218
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.


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The Quiet Boy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316428552
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Published: Mulholland Books - November 22nd, 2022

Winters is a master of genre-bending fiction, previously seen in Underground Airlines and Golden State. Here the central question is why Wesley Keener, accidently brain-injured in as a teenager, walks constantly in circles with no apparent awareness of his surroundings. Jay Shenk, his hapless but well-meaning lawyer, navigates the malpractice (and a decade later, murder) trials with the reluctant help of his son, slowly revealing the much bigger issues that have far-reaching potentials


The Constant Rabbit: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593296547
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Published: Penguin Books - September 28th, 2021

"Reads like a crazed cross between Watership Down and Nineteen Eighty-Four."
--The Guardian

"Every book of Fforde's seems to be a cause for celebration."
-- Charles Yu, The New York Times Book Review on Early Riser


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The Vinyl Detective - Attack and Decay (Vinyl Detective 6) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781789098969
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Published: Titan Books - June 14th, 2022

The Vinyl Detective plunges into the world of death metal in his sixth adventure. Expect laughs, LPs, cats and the return of fan favourites, Nevada, Tinkler, Stinky Stanmer and more.


The Ministry for the Future: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316300148
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Published: Orbit - October 19th, 2021

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem
 
"If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox)


The High Sierra: A Love Story Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780316593014
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 10th, 2022

A “sublime” and “radically original” exploration of the Sierra Nevadas, the best mountains on Earth for hiking and camping, from New York Times bestselling novelist Kim Stanley Robinson (Bill McKibben, Gary Snyder).

Kim Stanley Robinson first ventured into the Sierra Nevada mountains during the summer of 1973.


Amongst Our Weapons (Rivers of London #9) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780756414832
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Published: DAW - April 12th, 2022

The ninth novel of the bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London.

There is a world hidden underneath this great city.
 


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Shifty's Boys Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802159984
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Published: Grove Press - June 7th, 2022

Offutt returns to Rock Salt, Kentucky where Mick Hardin, on disability leave from the army, is asked to investigate the death of F*ckin' Barney, a drug dealer whom nobody mourns, except his mother Shifty. The publisher calls this "Country Noir." Fair enough, but think Waylon jennings, not Porter Waggoner.


Lives of the Monster Dogs: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Kirsten Bakis, Jeff VanderMeer (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374537142
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 9th, 2017

The twentieth anniversary of a postmodern classic, blending the gothic novel with bleeding-edge science fiction


Bryant & May: Oranges and Lemons: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780525485926
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Published: Bantam - January 12th, 2021

“The most delightfully, wickedly entertaining duo in crime fiction.”—The Plain Dealer

When a prominent politician is crushed by a fruit van making a delivery, the singular team of Arthur Bryant and John May overcome insurmountable odds to reunite the PCU and solve the case in this brainy new mystery from acclaimed author Christopher Fowler.


Termination Shock: A Novel Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780063028050
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Published: William Morrow - November 16th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller


Bryant & May: London Bridge Is Falling Down: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593356210
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Published: Bantam - December 7th, 2021

“Unbeatable fun . . . [Christopher Fowler] takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts.” —The Guardian

The brilliant duo of Arthur Bryant and John May uncovers a nefarious plot behind the seemingly innocuous death of an old lady—and when the case leads them to London Bridge, it all comes down on the Peculiar Crimes Unit.


The Best of World SF: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Lavie Tidhar (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781838937645
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Published: Head of Zeus - April 1st, 2021

Twenty-six new short stories representing the state of the art in international science fiction. 'Rare and wonderful' The Times The future is coming. It knows no bounds, and neither should science fiction. They say the more things change the more they stay the same. But over the last hundred years, science fiction has changed.


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