Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman

Alice in Wonderland drops through the rabbit hole of the London Underground & the fabulously dark imagination of Gaiman to produce a tale of an everyman hero in unusual circumstances. Whether you’re a fan of Gaiman’s other work, much of which has been adapted into film, or wondering where to start in modern sci-fi, Neverwhere will incite your fancy. The novel’s sense of wonder is intermixed with Gaiman’s excellent eye for humanity’s foibles. With heroes as diverse as a modern day London metro car, you’ll find someone to root for, regret, love, or fear as our hero finds his way home.
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ISBN: 9780380789016
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Avon Books - November 1st, 1998

The Drowning Girl - Caitlin R. Kiernan

Caitlín R. Kiernan is a master of dark fiction, a literary heir to H. P. Lovecraft and Shirley Jackson. The Drowning Girl is her masterpiece, multilayered and complex. India Morgan Phelps - Imp - no longer trusts her memory. She attempts to write down her ‘ghost story’ and her meeting (in July? or in November?) with a woman named Eva Canning (a siren? a werewolf?). This book is about a haunting and is a haunting itself. It stays with you and invades your dreams.
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ISBN: 9780451464163
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ace - March 6th, 2012

Pavane - Keith Roberts

What if Reformation never happened, Roman Catholic Church rules over the Western world, and all forms of technology save for steam engine are forbidden? Keith Roberts's Pavane (Old Earth Books, $17) depicts this alternative history through a series of six loosely interconnected stories, followed by a coda. The characters range from a heretic monk to a Lady who sets in motion a revolution. This 1968 science fiction classic has recently been reissued in a lovely deckle-edged edition and reviewed by Michael Dirda, who called it 'one of the most thought-filled, a book with the glowing but somber majesty of a stained-glass window, constructed from the most disparate bits and fragments, from the tesserae of multiple lives.' It is an exquisite work of fiction that transcends genre, and I would recommend it even if science fiction is not your usual fare. It is the book to read slowly, savor, and contemplate.
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ISBN: 9781882968398
Availability: Backordered
Published: Old Earth Books - December 1st, 2011