The Man Who Fell to Earth, by Walter Tevis

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Thomas Jerome Newton walks out of the Kentucky wilderness looking like something not entirely of this world. Like a contemporary Musk or Bezos, this tall, thin enigma introduces tech that builds a rocket to the stars and changes modern life. However, while Newton reaps all the earthly rewards, the planet is slowly killing him--just as it did one of his predecessors nearly 2000 years before. Set in a shadowy America filled with mistrust and prone to all manner of addictive temptations, this 1963 parable by the author of The Hustler and The Queen’s Gambit uses scifi to portray the (in)human condition in a way that is as awe inspiring as it is tragic.

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ISBN: 9780593467473
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Published: Vintage - May 10th, 2022

The Dead Letter, by Seeley Regester

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This has everything you might want from a Victorian mystery: heaps of Hudson Valley atmosphere, a body by the side of the road, a fiancee who dons the widow's weeds, a simmering love triangle, an eccentric detective, and even a clairvoyant assistant. Then--there's a silver mine! That's in part because the book was published in 1866, and is considered the first full-length American detective novel. Regester, a pseudonym for dime-store novelist Metta Victoria Fuller, has a nifty way of pulling the rug out from under readers while making them reach for a handkerchief to wipe away a tear or two. Few contemporary mysteries offer so much gusto.. 

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ISBN: 9781464214974
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - June 15th, 2021

The Yield, by Tara June Winch

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The Yield is a revelation of a silenced people putting their essence into words and sending its message out into the world. Winch's award-winning novel begins with August, a woman of aboriginal descent, returning to Australia to attend her grandfather's funeral. The family homestead in remote Massacre Falls is in danger of being taken over by a tin mine, which affords August an uncertain homecoming. Along with excerpts form the dictionary of the Wiradjuri langauge compiled by August's grandfather, the novel stretches to encompass a German missionary's account of the story of Massacre Falls itself, amid these plotlines, August slowly regains her connection to her people and the land they're losing. Winch's playful yet clear-eyed telling gains the force of a shout against the forces of oppression that would destroy us all.

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ISBN: 9780063003477
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Published: HarperVia - June 15th, 2021