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Excession (Bantam Spectra Book)
1.  Excession (Bantam Spectra Book) by Iain M. Banks
The list author says:
  "One of Banks' best"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Local Book for Local People
2.  A Local Book for Local People by League of Gentlemen
The list author says:
  "For any fan of The League"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Time Traveler's Wife
3.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The list author says:
  "Amazingly written story about a man who time-travels involuntarily"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,570 customer reviews) | 65 customer discussions

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Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs Novels)
4.  Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs Novels) by Richard K. Morgan
The list author says:
  "Incredible Sci-Fi Read"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Zorachus
5.  Zorachus by Mark E. Rogers
The list author says:
  "Unflinching tale of good vs. evil where the outcome is far from certain"
$16.36   Used & New from: $7.35
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

American Gods
6.  American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Excellent foray into the novel format by long-time favorite Neil Gaiman"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,076 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

The Bone Doll's Twin (Tamir Trilogy, Book 1)
7.  The Bone Doll's Twin (Tamir Trilogy, Book 1) by Lynn Flewelling
The list author says:
  "I'm glad I found this author. She brings a wonderful twist of the horrific to this fantasy series that made me rush out for the next book as soon as I finished the first."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

Thirteen
8.  Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan
The list author says:
  "Another excellent story from Morgan. At first I was disappointed that it wasn't set in the same universe as "Altered Carbon", but once I got into it, all such thoughts fled as I was pulled into this entirely new tale."
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The Belgariad, Vol. 1 (Books 1-3): Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit
9.  The Belgariad, Vol. 1 (Books 1-3): Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit by David Eddings
The list author says:
  "The Belgariad and Malloreon are true epic fantasy. It's what The Wheel of Time and Sword of Truth should have been, instead of bloated messes.  Eddings had a story to tell, and it took him this long to tell it, without stretching to get yet another title out of the it.
This is classic Fantasy well done. The story and characters keep you engaged and it has a satisfying ending. What more is there?"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Daemon
10.  Daemon by Daniel Suarez
The list author says:
  "A techno-thriller for the MMO generation from someone obviously steeped in the world of Massively Multiplayer Online Games. Suarez does a decent job explaining the tech for the uninitiated, but I donít know how understandable it would be to my father, who has never seen a computer game more complex than Hearts. Still, a thrilling tale that held me to the end and left me hungry for the sequel."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (620 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Freedom (TM)
11.  Freedom (TM) by Daniel Suarez
The list author says:
  "See my review for "Daemon" and apply it here. The exciting conclusion to Suarez' story kept me engrossed from the start and through to the end."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (348 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
12.  Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite non-fiction reads. I highly recommend this book, for its informative value as well as its humor and insight. Entertaining throughout!"
$13.74   Used & New from: $2.37
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews)

Anathem
13.  Anathem by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "An amazing, sweeping epic by Stephenson. Part sci-fi, part sociological thought-experiment. Quite long, but I never got bored. It kept me reading many a long night."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (576 customer reviews) | 34 customer discussions

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
14.  World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
The list author says:
  "I love Zombies as much as the next nerd, and this tome doesn't disappoint. An unusual format for a novel very well executed."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,479 customer reviews)

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Would anyone be interested in a sequel / prequel? 7 28 days ago
Belgariad and Malloreon - Kindle 14 Jul 4, 2014
A rich person backing himself up 3 May 11, 2014
HTW seems based on discredited platonic ideas... 6 Mar 7, 2014
The EK *spoilers* 1 Mar 4, 2014
Page numbers in Kindle edition do not match Hardback 1 Jan 4, 2014
Teglon (for those who have read the book) 11 Jan 4, 2014
Confused about cage scene 0 Jan 3, 2014
Is the Kindle edition the Author's Preferred Text version? 0 Nov 19, 2013
eBook debut 1 Oct 10, 2013
Does it have a plot? 25 Jul 21, 2013
HELP- what is the best book you ever read? 68 Jul 8, 2013
 
   

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