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    Will, bookkeeper, Jersey City

    Most recent staff pick: Limetown: The Prequel to the #1 Podcast by Cote Smith

    When I first came upon Limetown, it was in a list of top horror podcasts. While a little hard to pin down into a genre, it didn't disappoint. There are elements of sci-fi and horror mixed with conspiracy on epic levels. This prequel helps draw you into the deeper mysteries involved in how everyone ended up where they are when the podcast starts, and it prepares you for Season 2 perfectly.

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    Limetown: The Prequel to the #1 Podcast Cover Image
    By Cote Smith, Zack Akers (Contributions by), Skip Bronkie (Contributions by)
    $26.00
    ISBN: 9781501155642
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Simon & Schuster - November 13th, 2018

    When I first came upon Limetown, it was in a list of top horror podcasts. While a little hard to pin down into a genre, it didn't disappoint. There are elements of sci-fi and horror mixed with conspiracy on epic levels. This prequel helps draw you into the deeper mysteries involved in how everyone ended up where they are when the podcast starts, and it prepares you for Season 2 perfectly.


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    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) Cover Image
    $16.99
    ISBN: 9780062444134
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    Published: Harper Voyager - July 5th, 2016

    This was a surprising book. What I thought was going to be a pretty traditional sci-fi story about meeting weird aliens and some great complicated plot hook was in fact a “road trip”-style story about what it might be like to live on a space ship-- getting along with the crew, meeting strange cultures, and finding acceptance in a world you sometimes don’t fit in. Becky Chambers instills a lot of heart into the ragtag group of misfits that make up the crew of the Wayfairer. This is a great palate cleanser from some of the hardcore fare out there in the genre right now and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.


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    The Hunger Cover Image
    $27.00
    ISBN: 9780735212510
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    Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 6th, 2018

    Historical fiction is a tricky genre, especially when the subject is a tragedy like the Donner Party. Most people know the ending already and it’s not a happy one so the author’s job isn’t to surprise you with what happens but to make you feel for the characters involved and why they’re in the horrible situation. Alma Katsu does this with great skill and weaves in a bit of the supernatural for good measure. If your a fan of the period or are interested in what her idea of what the people of the Donner Party might have been like this is the book for you.


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    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World (A Squirrel Girl Novel) Cover Image
    $8.99
    ISBN: 9781484788523
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    Published: Marvel Press - February 6th, 2018

    Hey there. If you’ve never heard of her, let me introduce you to Squirrel Girl. One of Marvel Comic most accomplished superheroines. With a set of squirrel powers and her friends (Thousands of squirrels) she’s done things like save Iron Man from Doctor Doom, made friends with cosmic gods, and even beaten Thanos. This book series is about her start as superhero at age 13 when she finds serious trouble brewing in the sleepy New Jersey town she’s just moved to. I hope you have as much fun reading this book as I did.


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    Notes from the Internet Apocalypse: A Novel (The Internet Apocalypse Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9781250045027
    Availability: Hard to Find
    Published: Thomas Dunne Books - March 4th, 2014

    This is a fun book with a lot of layers to it, it's both a satire and a neo-noir novel of coping with life. The internet has disconnected, maybe to never come back. Those addicted to twitter, instagram, and more must take to the streets to get their "fix". Be it by forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement or by standing in the street looking for validation in 140 characters. The economy tumbles and people start to freak out at the massive change to the world that may be the new way of things. All this is told through the eyes of Wayne Gladstone, who's going through a divorce and just lost his way of ignoring the world. He's heard a rumor that someone in NY is still online. So with a blogger and a webcam girl, both now out of work, he sets out to find the internet and the why of things. 


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    Man in the Empty Suit Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781616953010
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    Published: Soho Press - October 15th, 2013

    A fun, frenetic, sci fi mystery with a really good premise. A jaded time traveler has a birthday party for himself where every version of him from each year of his life will attend. Only this year when he turns 39 he finds his 40 year old self murdered. Now he has to solve his own murder before it becomes his set destiny and all his future and past selves are the suspects. I had a lot of fun reading this story, Sean Ferrell tackles something that could be really confusing as you can see from the description and makes it very easy to follow. Definitely read for anyone that likes mysteries wrapped in complex problems or those that like time travel shenanigans.


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    Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed Cover Image
    By Joseph Nassise (Editor), Del Howison (Editor), Clive Barker (Introduction by)
    $15.99
    ISBN: 9780765335432
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Tor Books - September 27th, 2016

    A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, this is an anthology that picks up after Midian the city of the Nightbreed has been destroyed and they themselves have been scattered throughout the world hiding till it's time that Cabal calls them together to a new home.


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    Savage Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9781481443739
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    Published: Simon Pulse - May 31st, 2016

    Can we survive when all of nature turns against us? The folks of Benediction Island are about to find out. (Will)


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    Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits: A Novel Cover Image
    $26.99
    ISBN: 9781250040190
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    Published: Thomas Dunne Books - October 6th, 2015

    Zoey Ashe just became the richest person in America if not the world, assuming her father's group of violent problem solvers can keep her alive long enough to collect that is. Meanwhile all she really wants to do is go back to her trailer with her very smelly cat and forget any of this ever happened. Set in the near future this is David Wong's darkly humorous tale of a girl, her cat and a crazy adventure they're forced into to protect their lives. 


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    My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel Cover Image
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9781594748622
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    Published: Quirk Books - May 17th, 2016

    Grady Hendrix writes these great blended genre horror stories that I really enjoy. My Best Friend's Exorcism is no exception. It's a wonderful coming of age story about two girls growing up in the 80's. When one of them seemingly becomes possessed by evil can their friendship survive? Can they themselves survive? (Will)


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    The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Series #1) Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781602862722
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    Published: Hachette Books - March 24th, 2015

    A pretty great light horror book when you're in the mood for a good ghost story. When I picked this up I mostly knew about the Youtube show. While I thought it would be a bit weak for me, the story had some twists I didn't expect, and I found myself really enjoying it by the end. (Will) 


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    The Hatching (Hatching Trilogy) Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9781501125041
    Availability: Hard to Find
    Published: Atria Books - July 5th, 2016

    What's worse than thousands of ravenous spiders hatching out of the ground everywhere? Ezekiel Boone figured the answer out. Boone is a great character writer, which I find really important in horror. You can quickly get to know the people you're reading about—really feel for them when they're in danger. The first in a three-part series in which we face an ancient enemy that most of us are terrified of even today. (Will)