Sam's Sci-Fi + Fantasy + Horror Picks

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Moon Witch, Spider King (The Dark Star Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220201
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 15th, 2022

Marlon James has done it again. A radiant and (in the classic sense of the word) epic fantasy, spanning multiple centuries and dimensions, set in a mythical medieval Africa. Not a direct sequel to Black Leopard, Red Wolf so much as a parallel story.


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The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century Cover Image
By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811231350
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Published: New Directions - February 1st, 2022

A fragmented series of interviews with the crew (human and robot) of a spaceship morphs into searing meditation on humanity, community, and solidarity. This one sneaks up on you.


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Summer Sons Cover Image
$26.99
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ISBN: 9781250790286
Published: Tordotcom - September 28th, 2021

The marketing for this book describes it as "one part The Sound and the Fury, one part The Fast and the Furious, and one part The Secret History," which A) was guaranteed to grab my interest and B) didn't fully prepare me for the riveting, gruesome ghost story waiting inside. Backroad car races, angsty queer romance, and action-movie violence by the fistful.


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My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982137632
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

At last, a piece of horror fiction set in a reality in which the horror genre exists! This bloody, brash novel hits the ground running and keeps accelerating, propelled by its unforgettable meta-sleuth protagonist and a spectacularly grisly body count. Fans of horror film should NOT skip this book.


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Trafik Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781566896061
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 13th, 2021

It's literary sci-fi on psychedelics. A shotgun blast of glittery absurdist transcendental deep space dream logic. And short!


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Hummingbird Salamander: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374173548
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Published: MCD - April 6th, 2021

Part hard-boiled noir, part cautionary tale of manmade apocalypse, pure VanderMeer darkness and weirdness.


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Oval: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593764050
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Published: Soft Skull - June 4th, 2019

An unsettlingly plausible vision of a (very) near future. As our protagonist navigates a Berlin overrun by eco-corporations and disaffected yuppies, she must reckon with the uses for empathy at the end of the world: as a branding exercise, as a coping mechanism, and as a survival tool.


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Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

In the first book of his planned Dark Star Trilogy, Marlon James introduces us to the demon-slaying nomad known as Tracker, who undertakes quest after quest in his travels through an immersive fantasy realm drawn from African mythology and history. Dazzlingly written, prodigiously imaginative, un-putdownable.


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Borne: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374537654
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Published: MCD - February 27th, 2018

One of the most intricate, vibrant, dynamic dystopias I've ever encountered in fiction. Borne (the character) earns a high seat in the sci-fi pantheon of monsters.