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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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Cover Image
By William O'Connor (Illustrator), Jules Verne
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ISBN: 9781454914013
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 4th, 2015

O'Connor's beautiful illustrations bring to life the mystery and wonder of Verne's classic tale.


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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781592409259
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - September 8th, 2015

A fascinating glimpse into early American medicine. Flamboyant Dr. Mutter gives birth to modern surgery.


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House of Leaves Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780375703768
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Published: Pantheon Books - March 7th, 2000

House of Leaves in unlike any novel you may have read. Haunting, brilliant and unique.


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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780307408860
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 10th, 2015

Larson's incredibly well researched work creates an unparalleled narrative of events leading up to the sinking of the Lusitania.


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The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones Cover Image
$59.99
ISBN: 9780553805444
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Published: Bantam - October 28th, 2014

Martin's The Song of Ice and Fire series is a rich and detailed world whose history is seldom examined in the novels. This is a beautifully illustrated guide to that untold history. A lovely companion to fans of the novels or the Game of Thrones television show.


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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544272996
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 2nd, 2014

Munroe scientifically examines absurd questions with the same wit and humor found in his webcomic XKCD. If you ever wanted to know how much physical space the internet takes up, or how many arrows it would take to blot out the sun, this is the book for you.


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The Slow Regard of Silent Things Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780756410438
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Published: Daw Books - October 28th, 2014

This is the story of Auri; a broken girl living in a broken world. Fans of Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles will like this bittersweet look into Auri's world.


The Quantum Thief Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765375889
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Published: Tor Books - August 19th, 2014

Posthuman mind-thief and gentleman burgler, Jean le Flambeur must attempt the greatest heist of his career - stealing the truth about himself.


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