Armageddon Rag - George R.R. Martin

This is George R. R. Martin before he became famous for Game of Thrones. Journalist Sandy Blair investigates a brutal murder of a former manager of a 60s band called the Nazgûl, while another man is trying to reunite the Nazgûl for a disturbing and dark purpose. It is part supernatural mystery, part ode to the 60s and its counterculture. Most novels about music fail miserably, because it is so hard to put sound down on paper. But Martin does this beautifully, and you can almost hear the music in your head. If you’ve only read Martin’s Game of Thrones series, definitely pick up Armageddon Rag. It is one of Martin’s more unusual novels, and it truly shows how versatile a writer he is.
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ISBN: 9780553383072
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bantam - January 30th, 2007

Errantry: Strange Stories - Elizabeth Hand

Errantry is Elizabeth Hand’s first short story collection since 2006. If you like fiction that is dark and strange (the subtitle is indeed quite apt), you will love this collection. Hand’s tales are all about characters finding something otherworldly in everyday life. Some stories, like “Winter’s Wife,” possess a numinous quality of a myth retold. Others are unsettling or dream-like in their peculiarity but always beautiful and magical.
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ISBN: 9781618730305
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Published: Small Beer Press - November 13th, 2012

Sorry Please Thank You - Charles Yu

Charles Yu, author of How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, is back with a short story collection entitled Sorry Please Thank You: Stories (Pantheon, $24.95). His smart and geeky stories are about relationships (as the title may suggest): they explore intimacy, heartbreak, relationships that just begin and relationships that fizzle out. They also touch on dissatisfaction with life, longing, and the search for self. Yu packs a lot of ideas into these short pieces, which makes it one of the most creative and thought-provoking collections you'll read this year.

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ISBN: 9780307948465
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013