Peter's Staff Picks

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Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781594749810
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Published: Quirk Books - September 19th, 2017

Grady Hendrix documents horror literature throughout the the seventies and how paperback horror became a medium very much like the 70's horror film boom. He goes over trends and how many of these book competed in genre and cover art. And how these trends reflect the ideas at the time and helped steer readers into new brands of horror and greatly influenced his own styles.


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A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250186447
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Published: Tor Books - February 25th, 2020

A space opera set up in a murder mystery embroiled in a larger political plot. A newly assigned ambassador from a independent mining colony finds that her predecessor has been murdered and the Imperial authorities are unwilling to look into it. While trying to save her own life she finds information that could change the entire colony or allow it to be absorbed by the empire once and for all.


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Ring Shout Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250767028
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Published: Tordotcom - October 13th, 2020

Birth of The Nation's release casts a literal spell on the people of America, racism runs rampant throughout the south and the white hooded menace reigns. Suspecting something is spreading the demonic hatred, Maryse Boudreaux and her team of resistance fighters decide to take the fight directly to the Klan before they open the gates of Hell.


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Fangs Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781524860677
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 1st, 2020

A graphic novel of short vingettes detailing the lives of a werewolf and a vampire and their love story. With amazing artowrk and short heartwarming exchanges detailing their modern life and the struggles that come with their conditions.


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Odin's Child Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781646900008
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Published: Arctis - March 23rd, 2021

A young girl learns she is something more than human but humanity fears her kind, the Odin's Child and she forced to run in fear of someone looking to keep the truth of her birth a secret. As blind faith drives her pursuers she has to learn her origin and the true power of a deal with the devil. All with secrets that could shake her people's way of life.


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Star Wars The High Republic: Into the Dark Cover Image
By Claudia Gray, Giorgio Baroni (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368057288
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Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - February 2nd, 2021

The first entry into the Young Adult's line of the of the High Republic series the story follows Reath Silas, a bookish padawan sent to the unsettled frontier on a diplomatic mission to a new space station. Only to be knocked out of hyperspace by a great disaster and left stranded on a mysterious station where the Darkside beckons from every corner.


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Heroes' Feast (Dungeons & Dragons): The Official D&D Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984858900
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 27th, 2020

Filled with recipes to fit the tastes of the most famous fantasy creatures in the Dungeons and Dragons universe. Split into different sections for Human, dwarf, halfling, and elven food along with Uncommon races it coveres a wide range of foods so everyone is likely to find something they'd love to try.


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The World of Critical Role: The History Behind the Epic Fantasy Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593157435
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 20th, 2020

Details of the famous setting of the hit podcast Critical Role compiled with help of the podcasts players and DM along with Liz Marsham. It goes over the realms setting, lore, history, and the colorful characters the crew meets in their weekly session together.