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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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: A Novel 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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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
$22.00
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 (Song of Ice and Fire) 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
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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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