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.
Ngozi Ukazu's graphic novel began life as a webcomic, a school project that rapidly found favor amongst netizens everywhere. A delightful tale of baking, hockey, and romance* in Eric Bittle's freshman year of college. Although my 10yo loved it, it's suitable for mature middle graders (language) on up.
Book two is expected this fall!
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.
Rogue Protocol is the third entry in Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries.
Starring a human-like android who keeps getting sucked back into adventure after adventure, though it just wants to be left alone, away from humanity and small talk.
A USA Today bestseller
The "I love Murderbot!" —Ann Leckie
Artificial Condition is the follow-up to Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times bestselling All Systems Red
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!).
National Bestseller: Featured on Midwest, Mountain Plains, New Atlantic, Northern, Pacific Northwest and Southern Regional Indie Bestseller Lists
Perfect book for the aviary and anti-aviary alike
The Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and fantasy novelist Kameron Hurley.
For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction.
Are women able to achieve anything they set their minds to? In How to Suppress Women's Writing, award-winning novelist and scholar Joanna Russ lays bare the subtle--and not so subtle--strategies that society uses to ignore, condemn, or belittle women who produce literature.
The best non-fiction romance I've ever read. And, it takes place in Vermont!
The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the reproductive labor of “breeding women” essential to the expansion of the nation. The book shows how slaves’ children, and their children’s children, were human savings accounts that were the basis of money and credit.