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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Klara, an artificial intelligence, attempts to understand the world of humans she inhabits, revealing insights into the experience of love, the mystery of identity, and how making meaning out of  life's vicissitudes comes naturally to us all.  Seeing the world through the eyes of a robot is transformative and strangely moving.


The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky & Jean Giraud

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By Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jean Giraud (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781643377803
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Published: Humanoids, Inc. - September 8th, 2020

Behold this fantastic collaboration between two eccentric artists: Alejandro Jodorowsky's dystopian sci-fi opus brought to the page with the deliriously sublime illustrations of ""Moebius"", a.k.a. Jean Giraud. A one-of-a-kind experience for fans of sci-fi,graphic novels, or mind-bending works of art.


Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith

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$39.99
ISBN: 9781683964155
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Published: Fantagraphics - April 27th, 2021

This highly anticipated magnum opus by master illustrator Windsor-Smith was 35 years in the
making. Nothing is spared in this multilayered tale of two families enmeshed in an ex-Nazi genetics program revived by the US government. An ambitious, meta-textual exploration of monsters, both real and metaphorical. The fabric patterns, lighting effects, and styles of inking introduced here are staggering!


The New Rules of Aging Well by Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro

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ISBN: 9781579659592
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Published: Artisan - October 27th, 2020

This book cogently explains the ancient wisdom(mostly Chinese medicine) now backed up by modern science. Anyone over 40 would greatly benefit from these integrative techniques for ongoing wellness. Sleep, diet, supplements, meditation, mushrooms, CBD, healthy stressors, fasting, movement, mindset, community, yoga...it's all here!  


The Immortality Key by Brian Muraresku

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By Brian C. Muraresku, Graham Hancock (Contributions by), Graham Hancock (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781250207142
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 29th, 2020

Was the birth of Christianity midwifed by a group of Greek-speaking Italian mystics/witches and their spiked eucharist, the ritual potion (psychedelic beer) of the original mystery cult that spawned civilization? This 'pagan continuity hypothesis' with a psychedelic twist is now backed up by biochemistry and agrochemistry and tons of historical research, exposing our forgotten history.


Making Sense by Sam Harris

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ISBN: 9780062857781
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Published: Ecco - August 11th, 2020

Conversation is the best tool we have to bridge the divide between factions and tribes, to shape the best possible future of civilization. And some
of the most important conversations occurring today are between Harris and his cadre of guests on the Making Sense podcast. Very deep dives into challenging issues.


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young

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ISBN: 9780062684318
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Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

This is some of the sharpest and most hilarious writing I've read on any subject. Damon Young shares his unique perspective on the black male experience, exploring the prickliest of topics with brutal insights and embarrassing honesty, yet always finding the humor amid the darkness. Young is my new favorite author.


The Annotated American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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ISBN: 9780062896261
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Published: William Morrow - April 14th, 2020

Fans of Gaiman's sprawling, multifaceted mythological masterpiece, here is your next rabbit hole, full of extra bits including the author's preferred text and commentary, story and explanatory notes, and a god atlas to keep track of the dizzying array deities.


Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang

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ISBN: 9781101947883
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

To read a Chiang collection is to engage with humanity's greatest mysteries, both timeless and new, as reflected through the themes and motifs of science fiction. A mind-blowing collection of visionary tales for armchair philosophers and sci-fi fans alike.


The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu

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By Ken Liu
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ISBN: 9781982134037
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - February 25th, 2020

The vastness of Ken Liu's imagination is staggering and only outstripped by his ability to infuse science fiction with such intelligence, compassion, and heart. A powerful collection of tales from a writer with a rare gift.


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