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Andrea Borchert

  • Midnight riot

    by Aaronovitch, Ben, 1964-

    January 17, 2015

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    Call Number: M

    As a subgenre within fantasy, urban fantasy is set mostly in contemporary times, and specifically in cities.  In our giant cities with their mysterious neighborhoods and streets we rarely have a chance to seek out that special somewhere, even if the right path is taken, where there should be something that is a little bit magical. After all, if you look hard enough in any large city, you will find that one great hole-in-the-wall restaurant, that beautiful undiscovered park, your next great friend, or a wild adventure. Urban fantasies offer you all that and, sometimes dragons and magic... Read Full Review

  • The magician's land : a novel

    by Grossman, Lev.

    October 20, 2014

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    In the third book of the Magician’s series, Quentin Clearwater must find a way to survive being cast out of Fillory, the magical land he once ruled. Stuck in our world he revisits the haunts of his childhood. He returns to his parents’ house and to his school. He gets to experience that disquieting adult moment of meeting parents and teachers again and seeing them, maybe for the first time, as human beings in their own right.  He gets a job and even though it is a job teaching at a hidden magic school, it still counts as a real job and evidence of his growing... Read Full Review

  • Seconds : a graphic novel

    by O'Malley, Bryan Lee, author, illustrator.

    September 29, 2014

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    Call Number: 740.9999 O54-1

    Seconds is a stand-alone graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley, who is best known for his series, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Scott PilgrimScott Pilgrim's precious little life, ... Read Full Review

  • The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery

    by Kean, Sam, author.

    September 14, 2014

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    Call Number: 612.82 K24

    The study of the human brain is a history of people who somehow walk away from terrible accidents and illnesses, but don’t manage to walk away unmarked. There are the  difficulties of Phineas Gage (who survived a railway spike through the head), or conjoined twins Tatiana and Krista Hogan (Their brains are joined and they go through life sensing each other’s pain, tasting each other’s food where one sister hates ketchup and... Read Full Review

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    The telling

    by Le Guin, Ursula K.

    October 31, 2011

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    Call Number: SF

    Sutty, a traveler from Earth, comes to the planet Aka to study its culture and people. However, she arrives in a place very different from what she expects. Instead of a world with an ancient culture and language she finds a planet rushing towards modernization - and in the process losing many of the things that made it unique, the very things she came to study. Everywhere she goes, this state mandated progress is overseen by government agents, frightening censors, and police.This hits close to home for Sutty (so to speak) because she herself is a refugee from an Earth ruled by an oppressive... Read Full Review

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