Daniel's Staff Picks

I dissect time to find the books
that glow so darkly in
the nooks & crannies of the night
& towards that path I
guide my flight.
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Gothic Tales Cover Image
ISBN: 9780198734291
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 4th, 2017

Arthur Conan Doyle at his non-Sherlockian best. Out of print stories return to print in this delicious non-jacketed Oxford hardcover. I've been waiting for this one. I was on an island with only a memory of chocolate and now I'm home again devouring this like the sweetest darkest pudding! Oh, I'm getting chocolate everywhere.

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Dragon Teeth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062473356
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Published: Harper - May 23rd, 2017

A lost Michael Crichton at last surfaces. Competitive fossil hunting in the American west. Adventure and education. Like a juicy burger with onion rings between the buns and a salad with black olives and the crunchiest croutons!

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Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062468611
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Radio broadcasts from Nightvale. Where science intersects with the supernatural. Full of humor and dread. Like eating your favorite food but it's cooked in another dimension so something is not quite right but then maybe it's not the food but you that's from the other dimension. Then you shrug and just chow down the paradox. Mmmm Mmmm good.

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Avengers of the Moon: A Captain Future Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765382184
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Published: Tor Books - April 11th, 2017

Captain Future and the Futuremen return! Last published in the pulps in the 40's & 50's now brought back by Allen Steele, reimagined and updated but faithful to the spirit and the innocence of old school action space adventure. Absolutely irresistible fun! Like hot cocoa with thick melting marshmallows in a magic mug that never gets empty!

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The Field Guide to Peppers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604695885
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - December 30th, 2015

Peppers! All colors, all sizes. Gloriously spicy, stunningly sweet, hazardously hot! I cannot imagine a world without them. They grace my every meal and bless my belly with their genuine geothermal goodness. I salivated all over my copy of this book. I could not help myself.

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Spill Zone Cover Image
By Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596439368
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Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

Scott Westerfield brings his visions to comics for the first time. It's a science fiction horror stomp and it hits like a black breeze filled with floating bodies and trash. This was like an amazingly thick square tomato pie pizza that you eat so fast because it’s so darn delicious and you know how much you are going to savor that very last slice but then you lift the lid and the box is empty. It's empty. All gone. And there will be no more for long while...

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Creepshow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501163227
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Published: Gallery 13 - May 9th, 2017

Stephen King and Bernie Wrightson. If you are a horror fan then I don't even need to say anything else about this book. Bernie passed this year and the reprinting of this classic adaption of one of my favorite horror movies is a testament to his talent and a loving homage to the original influential EC comics. Buy the comic and see the film. It's George Romero for goodness sake! "I've finally got my cake!"

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Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories Cover Image
By Ray Russell, Guillermo del Toro (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143129318
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Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2016

Short stories in the grand gothic tradition. Ray Russell delivers classic style chills that capture the feeling of Hawthorne, Poe and Doyle. Thick like a homemade pasta and a sauce with chunks of spicy pepperoni that leave a bit of streaking burn as they go down. That's the good stuff.