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Escape Velocity

Manibo (The Sleepless) pens a novel full of twists and turns, with broad appeal. Sci-fi, dystopian, and mystery fans will all find something to enjoy, while the posh setting and elite players give an unexpected air of palace intrigue that could rival Game of Thrones.
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Big Time

A fast-paced and thought-provoking speculative thriller with well-drawn and relatable characters. Give this one to fans of Blake Crouch and Mike Chen.
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Catchpenny

In this noir-tinged urban fantasy, Huston (Skinner) has created a world that is completely engrossing and full of wonder, imagination, and a good dose of music history. Give to fans of Neil Gaiman and Leigh Bardugo.
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Godfall

A gripping, fast-paced, genre-bending novel full of heart and wonder. Give this one to fans of Ben H. Winters and Dan Chaon.
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Charlot

An intriguing thought experiment that imagines the lasting impact of Chaplin’s real-life visit to Cambodia. Readers looking for deep biographical details should look elsewhere, but those who are interested in the 1930s and world history might appreciate.
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The Pale House Devil

This solid novella will appeal to horror readers who like quirky protagonists. Recommended for fans of Kadrey’s “Sandman Slim” series or of Edgar Cantero and Jim Butcher.
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The Night House

Nesbø deftly guides readers on a journey much larger than many will expect from the slim volume. Reminiscent of Joe Meno’s The Boy Detective Fails, initial expectations of genre, setting, and mood are subverted as a simple horror novel unfolds into a story that encompasses grief, mid-life crises, and more. Give this one to fans of Grady Hendrix or adults nostalgic for the “Goosebumps” series.
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The Death I Gave Him

This is a fantastic and innovative retelling. Highly recommended for adventurous readers.
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The Blue, Beautiful World

Fans of complex space operas will enjoy this immensely, but read The Best of All Possible Worlds and The Galaxy Game first to better navigate the many intricate relationships of characters and planets.
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