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Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Animated Series Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681884219
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Published: Weldon Owen - September 3rd, 2019

The one and only OFFICIAL book examining that now classic but still often overlooked iteration of Star Trek, The Animated Series. Incredibly well researched, great new in-depth interviews and never before seen artwork. FANtastic!

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Dandelion Wine: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553277531
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Published: Spectra - March 1st, 1985

I’ve always enjoyed Ray Bradbury’s books and short stories but I skipped past this one because it wasn’t “science fiction”. Now having read it I can say it may be my favorite of all his books! An autobiographical poetic mediation on being alive.

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By Poul Anderson, Michael Dirda (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781504054959
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Published: Open Road Media Science & Fantasy - October 2nd, 2018

This was published the same year at J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” in 1954. It is that book’s dark and twisted step brother. Poetic, mythic and tragic. It should be equally known as a Fantasy classic!

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The Black Company: The First Novel of 'The Chronicles of The Black Company' Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812521399
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Published: Tor Fantasy - March 15th, 1992

Written almost 40 years ago, this book helped give birth to the military fantasy genre. It drops you right into a war zone with the grunt’s point of view. Dirty, ugly and vicious. I loved it!

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The Nothing Man (Mulholland Classic) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316404013
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 5th, 2014

A 1950’s noir hard crime classic with a psychologically twisted narrator and writing as sharp as a razor. Brutal and intense. I could not put it down! I have to seek out more Jim Thompson right away.