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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams

Escaping Earth just before it is demolished to make way for a new galactic highway, reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent embarks on a series of off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, accompanied by a variety of unusual companions.


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Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it.


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Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)
Gail Carriger

When Alexia Tarbotti, a soulless spinster with the ability to negate supernatural powers, accidentally kills a vampire, her life goes from bad to worse when the appalling Lord Maccon, a gorgeous werewolf, is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.


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Ready Player One
Ernest Cline

Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world’s creator.


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The Pesthouse
Jim Crace

In a futuristic American wasteland, an injured Franklin Lopez joins forces with Margaret, a woman suffering from a deadly infection and confined to the Pesthouse, as the two discover that their dreams of a safe future mean following an unexpected path.


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Forbidden (The Books of Mortals)
Ted Dekker,Tosca Lee

After exposing himself to a vial of blood contained in an old leather-bound journal, Rom realizes the entire human race has been drained of all emotions except fear and embarks on a journey to bring love and passion back into existence.


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Shades of Grey: A Novel
Jasper Fforde

Color Control Agency employee and House of Red member Eddie Russett experiences discontent with his limited vision when he meets Gray Nightseer Jane, who suggests that their color-blind world was brought about by a disaster that nobody is allowed to acknowledge.


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When She Woke
Hillary Jordan

In the future, abortion has become a crime as a series of events threatens the existence of the United States. One woman wakes up to discover that her skin color has been changed to red as punishment for having the procedure done. Now she must embark on a dangerous journey in order to find refuge from a hostile and threatening society.


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Steamed: A Steampunk Romance (Paranormal Romance (Signet))
Katie MacAlister

When he and his sister are accidentally transported to a strange time, and into the clutches of an Aerocorps captain named Octavia, computer technician Jack Fletcher finds his life forever changed by this wild and crazy woman.


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Perdido Street Station
China Mieville

In the squalid, gothic city of New Crobuzon, a mysterious half-human, half-bird stranger comes to Isaac, a gifted but eccentric scientist, with a request to help him fly, but Isaac’s obsessive experiments and attempts to grant the request unleash a terrifying dark force on the entire city.


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Dreadnought
Cherie Priest

After her husband dies in a POW camp, Mercy Lynch faces a harrowing journey across the country to see her ailing father on a train pulled by a Union-operated steam engine called the Dreadnought.


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The Final Empire (Mistborn, Book 1)
Brandon Sanderson

Experiencing an epiphany within the most daunting prison of the monstrous Lord Ruler, half-Skaa Kelsier finds himself taking on the powers of a Mistborn, and teams up with ragged orphan Vin in a desperate plot to save their world.


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The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature
Jeff VanderMeer,S. J. Chambers

VanderMeer and Chambers discuss the steampunk movement in fiction, film, art, music, and fashion, tracing its history from Victorian science fiction novels and detailing its evolution into modern popular culture.


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Inception
DVD I

Dom Cobb is the best there is at extraction; stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind’s vulnerable dream state. His skill has made him a coveted player in industrial espionage, but also has made him a fugitive and cost him dearly. Now he may get a second chance if he can do the impossible; inception, planting an idea rather than stealing one.


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DVD S

Jake Gyllenhall as Captain Colter Stevens must use his govenment-given ability—to leap into another man’s identity in the last eight minutes of that man’s life—to identify who is the commuter train’s bomber—and prevent this disaster and any others to come.


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