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  • Age of Blight: Stories

    By Kristine Ong Muslim

    Our Price: $7.00
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781939419569
    • Publisher: The Unnamed Press
    • Published: February 2016
    What if the end of man is not caused by some cataclysmic event, but by the nature of humans themselves? In Age of Blight, a young scientist's harsh and unnecessary experiments on monkeys are recorded for posterity; children are replaced by their doppelgangers, which emerge like flowers in their backyards; and two men standing on opposing cliff faces bear witness to each other's terrifying ends.Age of Blight explores a kind of post-future, in which the human race is finally abandoned to the end of its history. Muslim's poetic vignettes explore the nature of dystopia itself, often to darkly humorous effect, as when the spirit of Laika (the Russian space dog that perished on Sputnik 2) tries to befriend a satellite, or when Beth, the narrator's older sister, returns from the dead. The collection is illustrated throughout by the charcoal drawings of RISD artist Alessandra Hogan.In haunting and precise prose, Kristine Ong Muslim posits that humanity's downfall will be both easily preventable and terrifyingly inevitable, for it depends on only one thing: human nature.
  • Alan Turing: The Enigma

    By Andrew Hodges

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691164724
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: November 2014
    The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times-bestselling biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. Capturing both the inner and outer drama of Turing's life, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic account of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime. The inspiration for a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Alan Turing: The Enigma is a gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution.
  • Alif the Unseen

    By G. Willow Wilson

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780802120205
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: July 2012
    Forced underground when his ex-lover's new fiancé breaches his computer, putting him and his clients in jeopardy, young Arab-Indian hacker and shielder Alif discovers the secret book of the jinn and uses its insights to enable life-threatening developments in information technology. By the creator of the acclaimed comics Air and Vixen.
  • And Then There Were None

    By Agatha Christie

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    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780062073488
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: March 2011
    One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from The Queen of Suspense--Agatha Christie--now a Lifetime TV movie."Ten . . ."Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U. N. Owen.""Nine . . ."At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead."Eight . . ."Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die."Seven . . ."Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?
  • Angels and Insects: Two Novellas

    By A.S. Byatt

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679751342
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: April 1994
    In these breathtakingly accomplished novellas, Byatt returns to the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias. The shipwrecked naturalist who is the protagonist of 'Morpho Eugenia' is rescued by a family whose clandestine passions come to seem as inscutable as the behavior of insects. In 'The Conjugal Angel,' a circle of fictional mediums finds itself haunted by the ghost of a very real historical personage. 337p. Kindle Price: $11.99
  • Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman

    By Nuala O'Faolain

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805056648
    • Publisher: Owl / Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: January 1999
    An Irish journalist offers her autobiography in a work that includes columns that originally appeared in "The Irish Times"
  • Armageddon in Retrospect

    By Kurt Vonnegut

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780099524083
    • Publisher: Vintage Classic
    • Published: April 2009
    Offers a collection of twelve writings - a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace and humanity's tendency towards violence.
  • As She Climbed Across the Table

    By Jonathan Lethem

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571206056
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber
    • Published: February 2002
    Professor Phiilip Engstrand is an anthropologist who studies his fellow academics. The chief object of his attentions is particle physicist Alice Coombs, with whom he is deeply in love. But Alice stands with her colleagues on the cusp of a momentous discovery. Within their campus laboratory they have created a void in the universe, a true nothingness that they've named 'Lacek'. But Lack is no ordinary black hole. This is one void that displays the contours of a personality - a void that, as Philip begins to realize, utterly obsesses his beloved Alice, and drops him from her affections. 192p.
  • Assassination Vacation

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $6.95
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743260046
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: February 2006
    From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Torugas, Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by the spilling of politically important blood, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkablehonesty, and thought-provoking criticism. In her expose of these 'pit stops of American political murder,' Vowell investigates how 'American death' has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture,and - the author's favorite - hysterical tourism! With all kinds of lighter diversions along the way. 258p. Pap.
  • At Last

    By Edward St Aubyn

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781447227519
    • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    • Published: October 2012
  • At Last: The Final Patrick Melrose Novel

    By Edward St. Aubyn

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250023902
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: December 2012
    The fifth novel in Edward St. Aubyn's stunning cycle about his protagonist Patrick Melrose. 272p.
  • Atonement

    By Ian McEwan

    Our Price: $7.50
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385503952
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
    • Published: March 2002
    Ian McEwan offers up the fictional fall and demise of a middle-class English family, at the center of which is the unconcealing story of a thirteen-year-old girl's dreadful crime, and the guilt that shadows her entire life. In time and space, the novel is vast, spanning from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from London's World War II military hospitals to a reunion of the Tallis clan in 1999. Winner of the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. 351p. Ian McEwan offers up the fictional fall and demise of a middle-class English family, at the center of which is the unconcealing story of a thirteen-year-old girl's dreadfulcrime, and the guilt that shadows her entire life. In time and space, the novel is vast, spanning from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from London's World War II military hospitals to a reunionof the Tallis clan in 1999. Winner of the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. 351p. Kindle Price: $11.99
  • Audition

    By Ryu Murakami

    Our Price: $12.55
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393338416
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: June 2010
    In this emphatically over-the-top tale, Aoyana, a widower who has lived alone with his son since his wife died seven years ago, decides that it is time to remarry. Since he is a bit rusty when it comes to dating, a filmmaker friend proposes that he stage auditions for a movie he never intends to produce in order to cast the perfect woman as his bride. Only one of the applicants catches Aoyama's attention: Yamasaki Asani, a striking young ballerina with a mysterious past, and Aoyama discovers too late that she is a far cry from the innocent young woman he imagined her to be. 190p.
  • Balthazar

    By Lawrence Durrell

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140153217
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 1991
    The dazzling second volume of Durrell's tetralogy, 'The Alexandria Quartet' - an enthralling and deeply disturbing work of gorgeous surfaces and endless deceptions. This kaleidoscopic narrative ushers readers into a world in which no perception is reliable - and love itself is always an act of treachery. 250p.
  • Bech: A Book

    By John Updike

    Our Price: $5.95 - $8.00
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780449004524
    • Publisher: FAWCETT COLUMBINE
    • Published: October 1998
    In this classic novel, readers return to a character as compelling and timeless as Rabbit Asngstrom: the inimitable Henry Bech. Famous for his writer's block, Bech is a Jew adrift in a world of Gentiles. AS he roams from one adventure to the next, he views life with a blend of wonder and cynicism that gives rise to laughter and delight, while wincing in recognition. 206p.

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