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Lilith's Brood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446676106
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 1st, 2000

Lilith's Brood is an alien assumption of what is best for humanity.  It, in the most unnerving way possible, looks at the defining characteristics our species and twists them until our own kind is unrecognizable.  

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The Gentleman: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399562655
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Published: Penguin Books - August 1st, 2017

This book is a very cavalier narration of a very bizarre topic.  Family drama, pacts with the Devil, and old money problems are all wrapped up in an over-dramatic bow that makes The Gentleman a pleasure to read.

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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062686244
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 2nd, 2019

Exactly what it says on the tin.  King Arthur's Knights go fight dinosaurs.  It is a strange blend of Magic Tree House and good old-fashioned questing.

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Sphere: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062428868
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 26th, 2016

This is the only science fiction I've ever read where the aliens actually feel alien.  Set in a submarine, the story flexes Crichton's ability to make you afraid no matter what, even miles above sea-level without a "shrimp" in sight.