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Miserere by Teresa Frohock

Miserere is the debut novel of Teresa Frohock, released mid-2011 by Night Shade Books. A mesmerizing dark fantasy that showcases Frohock’s admirable talent as a writer, Miserere is an utterly compelling tale and pleasure to read. The story takes place …

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The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Windup Girl is the debut novel from author Paolo Bacigalupi and has won many awards, including the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus. It takes place in a future Bangkok and contains heavy elements of science fiction, dystopia, and biopunk, although it doesn’t land firmly …

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Deadline (Newsflesh #2) by Mira Grant

Deadline is the second installment in the much-lauded zombie apocalypse Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant, pseudonym for New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire. Oops, spoiler alert—not that it’s a secret. But I digress. It’ll be relevant later, I promise. At any …

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Empire State by Adam Christopher

Empire State is the genre-bending debut novel of New Zealand-born author Adam Christopher, one of Angry Robot’s exciting new acquisitions. Empire State successfully combines science fiction, Prohibition-era detective noir, comic book superheroes, and nearly endless plot twists to create a …

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