Michael's Picks

Michael was born in New Jersey, but he's gotten over it. A self-identified geek, he enjoys sci fi, fantasy, and horror books, movies, and t.v, as well as video and tabletop games.

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Big Mushy Happy Lump: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449479619
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 7th, 2017

Laugh-out-loud funny. If you liked Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, Big Mushy Happy Lump is cut from the same cloth. You will love this.


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Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations Into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316349369
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Published: Little Brown and Company - March 28th, 2017

Many stories feature secret government agencies researching the paranormal. Stories like Firestarter, The X-Files, and Stranger Things, just to name a few. In Phenomena Jacobsen investigates the real world programs that lurk behind the fiction.


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Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Shrike Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781607069621
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Published: Image Comics - May 13th, 2014

A gorgeously illustrated horror/western that draws on mythology and folklore to create a brutally beautiful story about Death's daughter.


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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476777405
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 19th, 2016

Think librarians are milquetoast? Think again. Historian and archivist Abdel Kader Haidara is also a brazen smuggler, salvaging thousands of manuscripts and saving them from being destroyed by Al Qaeda.


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An Unattractive Vampire Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781941758649
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Published: Sword & Laser - March 15th, 2016

Tired of goody-two-shoes vampires that are so pretty they sparkle? Me too. Enter Yuric Bile, the Cursèd One, the Devil's Apprentice, He Who Worships the Slumbering One. Yuric battles to determine what it truly means to be a vampire.


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Blackbirds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481448659
Availability: Backordered
Published: Saga Press - September 15th, 2015

"Wendig's frenetic pacing paints a perfect portrait of the life of Miriam Black. Cursed with the ability predict your death and surviving by stealing the wallets of those fated to die, Black runs away from everything and everyone. She never interferes with her predictions until she meets Louis."


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Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250040190
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - October 6th, 2015

"Wong shows us a future that is entirely too plausible while exploring the moral problems of wealth and the power that comes with it. Zoey Ash is caught between her poor upbringing, the vast riches her father left for her, and the violent gangs that are hunting her for a secret she doesn't know she possesses."


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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir Cover Image
By Felicia Day, Joss Whedon (Foreword by)
$30.15
ISBN: 9781476785653
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Published: Touchstone Books - August 11th, 2015

"Felicia Day is an internet powerhouse, and the pioneer of web video. So much so, that she is known as 'Queen of the Internet.' This quirky and inspiring memoir chronicles her strange journey."


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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781591848066
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Published: Sentinel - November 3rd, 2015

"A compelling look into lesser known conflicts of the freshly independent America. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates illustrates an exciting and engrossing facet of American history."


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Welcome to Night Vale Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062351425
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 20th, 2015

"Equal parts quirky and sinister, this novel is a worthy companion to the Welcome to Night Vale podcast."


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