Clea (she/her) worked at the store in the early 90s when it was at the original location down the street, where a restaurant is now located. She's another one with an eclectic taste, but mostly focuses on Science Fiction and Fantasy, while dabbling in travel adventure and really whatever catches her eye. She's currently a beginner Korean learner, so feel free to ask her about Kpop and Kdramas, too.
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British Fantasy Award Winner
Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Two-time Hugo Award Finalist
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"Magnificent in every way."—Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree
"A dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal."—Zen Cho, author of Black Water Sister
One of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the past decade, selected by NPR
One of the 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time, selected by Esquire
One of the 100 Most Influential Queer Books of All Time, selected by Booklist
From the creator of Your Fat Friend and co-host of the Maintenance Phase podcast, an explosive indictment of the systemic and cultural bias facing plus-size people.
In this New York Times bestseller and Indie Next Pick from writer and performer Amber Ruffin and her older sister Lacey Lamar, the sisters banter with humor and heart as they share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism.
An expertly curated compilation of over one hundred years of officially published, step-by-step guides on how to deal with every kind of disaster imaginable, drawn from government archives around the world.
The gripping first-person account of one woman's survival in Joshua Tree National Park against the odds.
In the third book in the Kuma-Kuma Chan series, the title character flies off to a south sea isle where he lies in the sun and drifts into a lazy snooze. He climbs to the summit of a mountain and views the sunrise while drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Instead of physically setting out for one place or another, Kuma-Kuma travels freely all over the world—inside his head.
This captivating memoir is a “startling testimony to the glories and sorrows of raising and harvesting plants and animals” (Anthony Doerr, best-selling author of All the Light We Cannot See), as an itinerant farmhand chronicles the wonders hidden within the ever-blooming seasons of life, death, and rebirth.
Murderbot is one of the most delightful characters ever seen upon a page.
'I could have become a mass murderer after hacking my governor module, but then I realized I could the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites.'
That's the opening sentence, and the deadpan humor continues throughout. And exploration of humanity by someone who absolutely has no desire to be human themselves, as well as the nature of corporate ownership and a deep mystery at the heart of the novel, All Systems Red is one of the best Science Fiction novels of the past two years.
Similar in tone to David Grann's The Lost City of Z, The Lost City of the Monkey God is an incredible, true life tale from Douglas Preston, one half of Preston & Child (The Relic, Cabinet of Curiousities, etc).
Preston joins a set of on their way to find the fabled White City of Honduras. The book is filled with Characters of the larger-than-life variety, the history of Honduras, the science behind the expedition and ultimately, the journey into the Honduran jungle itself.
What they find is amazing, as are the implications for the future of humanity. Very highly recommended as a gift book (it's non-political!).