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1 Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution
Pat Cadigan; Benjamin Parzybok; William Gibson; Jonathan Lethem; Greg Bear; Mark Teppo; Cory Doctorow; Cat Rambo; Kim Stanley Robinson; Bruce Sterling Underland Press 1937163083 / 9781937163082 PAPERBACK New 
1937163083 ~NEW. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Brand new; satisfaction guaranteed. Before email, before ?the web,? before hackers and GPS and sexting, before titanium implants, before Google Goggles, before Siri, and before each and every one of us carried a computer in our pockets, there was cyberpunk, and science fiction was never the same.Cyberpunk writers?serious, smart, and courageous in the face of change?exposed the naivet? of a society rushing headlong into technological unknowns. Technology could not save us, they argued, and it might in fact ruin us. Now, thirty years after The Movement party-crashed the science fiction scene, the cyberpunk reality has largely come to be. The future they imagined is here.In this book, you?ll find stories by legendary cyberpunk authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, as well as stories by new cyberpunk voices like Cory Doctorow and Jonathan Lethem. You?ll find stories about society gone wrong and society saved, about soulless humans and soulful machines, about futures worth fighting for and futures that do nothing but kill. Welcome to your cyberpunk world. 
Price: 16.00 USD

16 Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Terry Brooks; George Lucas Del Rey 0345427653 / 9780345427656 Hardcover Good 
0345427653 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 8.00 USD

2 Earth Abides
Stewart, George R. Del Rey 0345487133 / 9780345487131 PAPERBACK New 
0345487133 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 345 p. Audience: General/trade. A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for. 
Price: 15.00 USD

17 Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts
Willeford, Thomas McGraw-Hill Education TAB 0071762361 / 9780071762366 PAPERBACK New 
0071762361 Welcome to the wondrous world of Thomas Willeford, aka Lord Archibald "Feathers" Featherstone, in which he shares his closely guarded secrets of Steampunkery. Filled with do-it-yourself projects, Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts shows you how to build exquisite, ingenious contraptions on a budget. Learn from Lord Featherstone as he distills his wealth of hard-learned skills, describes how to use the readily available tools of the modern mad scientist, and expounds on the art and philosophy of scavenging unique components and raw materials. The perfect companion for the hobbyist and advanced machinist alike, this inventive volume will guide you through the creation of your very own infernal devices. 
Price: 25.00 USD

3 Fire on the Mountain (Spectacular Fiction)
Bisson, Terry PM Press 1604860871 / 9781604860870 PAPERBACK New 
1604860871 Flat-signed by author on title page. ~NEW. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Brand new; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 19.00 USD

18 Steampunk Magazine: The First Years: Issues #1 7
Margaret Killjoy; C. Allegra Hawksmoor Combustion Books 098349715X / 9780983497158 PAPERBACK New 
098349715X Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Although steampunk has been around as a genre since the 1980s, it came into its own as a subculture and artistic movement in the mid-oughts of the twenty-first century. In these first issues of?SteamPunk Magazine, some out of print for years, there are articles and interviews on music, fashion, politics, history, and mad science. Groundbreaking steampunk fiction and breathtaking illustration run beside bizarre philosophy and manifestos. Learn to etch copper, to build a pennyfakething from an old bike or a jacob?s ladder from trash. Discover vertical windmills or sew a pair of spats. Here collected now are over 400 pages of awesome steampunkery.?SteamPunk Magazine?has always been known for keeping the punk in steampunk, for being willing to celebrate steampunk subculture as a part of the global counterculture. The volume is introduced by the illustrious Jake von Slatt and features a cover illustrated by the remarkable John Coulthart. Featuring interviews with: Abney Park, Darcy James, Argue?s Secret Society, The Chronabelle, Ghostfire, I-Wei Huang, Donna Lynch & Steven Archer, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Sunday Driver, Dr. Steel Thomas, Truax Ann & Jeff VanderMeer ,Voltaire. Writing by: Benjamin Bagenski, Usul of the Blackfoot, Libby Bulloff, Katherine Casey, The Catastrophone Orchestra, Andy Clark, Nicholas Cowley, Leah Dearborn, Carolyn Dougherty, David Dowling, Austin Dyches, Charles Eberhardt, Esther Dylan Fox, Molly Friedrich, Joshua Gage, Jaymee Goh, Cheshire S. Grin, C. Lance Hall, Brenda Hammack, J.T. Hand, C. Allegra Hawksmoor, Olga Izakson, Allie Kerr, Margaret Killjoy, Donna Lynch, Richard Marsden, Robin Martin, Keith Newstead, Prof. Offlogic, A.M. Paulson, Johnny Payphone, Al-leen the Peacemaker, Rachel E. Pollock, Heather Pund, John Reppion, Jake von Slatt, Bruce Sterling, Will Strop, Lord Dr. Richard von Tropp, David X. Wiggin, B. Zedan, Zac Zunin. And artwork from: Ben Anaman, Steven Archer, Benjamin Bagenski, Paul Ballard, Ms. Scary Boots, John Coulthart, Stanley Donwood, Sarah Dungan, Colin Foran, Fabiola Garza, Doctor Geof, Lisa Grabenstetter, Ivo Gregurec, Sam Haney, Allison Healy, Claire Hummel, Ikaruga, Juli(A), Nick Kole, Ivan McCann, K.W. Moore, Leah Moore, Juan Navarro, Eric Orchard, Laura Pelick, Rob Powell, Amanda Rehagen, Fabio Romeu,Swizec, Emily Trow, Suzanne Walsh, Tim Wilson. 
Price: 24.00 USD

4 Fire on the Mountain (Spectacular Fiction)
Bisson, Terry PM Press 1604860871 / 9781604860870 PAPERBACK New 
1604860871 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 208 p. Spectacular Fiction. Audience: General/trade. It s 1959 in socialist Virginia. Deep South is an independent Black nation called Nova Africa. second Mars expedition is about to touch down on the red planet. And a pregnant scientist is climbing the Blue Ridge in search of her great-great grandfather, a teenage slave who fought with John Brown and Harriet Tubman s guerrilla army. Long unavailable in the US, published in France as Nova Africa, Fire on the Mountain is the story of what might have happened if John Brown s raid on Harper s Ferry had succeeded and the Civil War had been started not by the slave owners but the abolitionists. 
Price: 16.00 USD

19 Surfing the Gnarl (Outspoken Authors)
Rucker, Rudy PM Press 1604863099 / 9781604863093 PAPERBACK New 
1604863099 The original ?Mad Professor? of Cyberpunk, Rudy Rucker (along with fellow outlaws William Gibson and Bruce Sterling) transformed modern science fiction, tethering the ?gnarly? speculations of quantum physics to the noir sensibilities of a skeptical and disenchanted generation. In acclaimed novels like Wetware and The Hacker and the Ant he mapped a neotopian future that belongs not to sober scientists but to drug-addled, sex-crazed youth. And won legions of fans doing it. In his outrageous new Surfing the Gnarl, Dr. Rucker infiltrates fundamentalist Virginia to witness the apocalyptic clash between Bible-thumpers and Saucer Demons at a country club barbecue; undresses in orbit to explore the future of foreplay in freefall (?Rapture in Space?); and (best of all!) dons the robe of a Transreal Lifestyle Adviser with How-to Tips on how you can manipulate the Fourth Dimension to master everyday tasks like finding an apartment, dispatching a tiresome lover, organizing closets and iPods, and remaking Reality. You?ll never be the same. Is that good or bad? Your call. 
Price: 12.00 USD

5 Hunters of Dune
Kevin J Anderson; Brian Herbert Tor Books 0765312921 / 9780765312921 Hardcover Good 
0765312921 Signed by both authors on second front free end paper. Number 4369. ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. 
Price: 25.00 USD

20 The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (Outspoken Authors)
Doctorow, Cory PM Press 1604864044 / 9781604864045 PAPERBACK New 
1604864044 Brand New! Flat-Signed by Doctorow on title page. Cory Doctorow burst on the SF scene in 2000 like a rocket, inspiring awe in readers (and envy in other writers) with his bestselling novels and stories, which he insisted on giving away via Creative Commons. Meanwhile, as coeditor of the wildly popular Boing Boing, he became the radical new voice of the Web, boldly arguing for internet freedom from corporate control. Doctorow?s activism and artistry are both on display in this Outspoken Author edition. The crown jewel is his novella, The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow the high velocity adventures of a trans-human teenager in a Disney-dominated Tomorrow, battling wireheads and wumpuses (and having fun doing it!) until he meets the ?meat girl? of his dreams, and is forced to choose between immortality and sex. Plus a live transcription of Cory?s historic address to the 2010 World SF Convention, ?Creativity vs. Copyright,? dramatically presenting his controversial case for open-source in both information and art. Also included is an international Outspoken Interview (skyped from England, Canada, and the U.S.) in which Doctorow reveals the surprising sources of his genius. 
Price: 25.00 USD

6 Little Brother
Doctorow, Cory Tor Teen 0765323117 / 9780765323118 PAPERBACK New 
0765323117 Marcus, a.k.a ?w1n5t0n,? is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works?and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school?s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they?re mercilessly interrogated for days. When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself. 
Price: 10.00 USD

21 The Laughter of Carthage: The Second Volume of the Colonel Pyat Quartet
Moorcock, Michael PM Press 1604864923 / 9781604864922 PAPERBACK New 
1604864923 ~NEW. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Brand new; satisfaction guaranteed. Maxim Arturovitch Pyatnitski, that charming but despicable mythomaniac who first appeared in Byzantium Endures, is back. Having fled Bolshevik Russia in late 1919, Pyat's progress is a series of leaps from crisis to crisis, as he begins affairs with a Baroness and a Greek prostitute while undertaking schemes to build flying machines in Europe and the United States. His devotion to flamboyantly racist, particularly anti-Semitic doctrines?like his devotion to cocaine?remains unabated, and he both sings the praises of Mussolini and lectures across America for the Ku Klux Klan. (His best kept secret is of course, the fact that he is Jewish.) As the novel ends, Pyat is in Hollywood?his new Byzantium?hobnobbing with movie stars and dreaming of making films like those of his hero, D.W. Griffith. Engineer, braggart, addict, Pyat is a magnificent invention, a genius of innocent vituperation: his finest achievement (and that of the author) is that his own warped and deluded vision is powerful enough to redefine reality. This authoritative edition presents the first time this work has been available in paperback in the U.S., along with a new introduction by Alan Wall. 
Price: 23.00 USD

7 Lucifer's Hammer
Niven, Larry; Pournelle, Jerry Del Rey 0449208133 / 9780449208137 MASS MARKET PAPERBACK New 
0449208133 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 640 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known... 
Price: 8.00 USD

22 The Left Left Behind (Outspoken Authors)
Bisson, Terry PM Press 1604860863 / 9781604860863 PAPERBACK New 
1604860863 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 144 p. Outspoken Authors. Audience: General/trade. Hugo and Nebula award-winner Terry Bisson is best known for his short stories, which range from the southern sweetness of Bears Discover Fire to the alienated aliens of They re Made Out of Meat. He is also a 1960 s New Left vet with a history of activism and an intact (if battered) radical ideology. Left Behind novels (about the so-called Rapture in which all the born-agains ascend straight to heaven) are among the bestselling Christian books in the US, describing in lurid detail the adventures of those left behind to battle the Anti-Christ. Put Bisson and the Born-Agains together, and what do you get? Left Left Behind--a sardonic, merciless, tasteless, take-no-prisoners satire of the entire apocalyptic enterprise that spares no one--predatory preachers, goth lingerie, Pacifica radio, Indian casinos, gangsta rap, and even art cars at Burning Man. Plus: "Special Relativity, " a one-act drama that answers the question: When Albert Einstein, Paul Robeson, and J. Edgar Hoover are raised from the dead at an anti-Bush rally, which one wears the dress? As with all Outspoken Author books, there is a deep interview and autobiography: at length, in-depth, no-holds-barred and all-bets off: an extended tour though the mind and work, the history and politics of our Outspoken Author. Surprises are promised. 
Price: 12.00 USD

8 Makers
Doctorow, Cory Tor Books 0765312816 / 9780765312815 PAPERBACK New 
0765312816 In this tour de force, Doctorow (Little Brother) uses the contradictions of two overused SF themes?the decline and fall of America and the boundless optimism of open source/hacker culture?to draw one of the most brilliant reimaginings of the near future since cyberpunk wore out its mirror shades. Perry Gibbons and Lester Banks, typical brilliant geeks in a garage, are trash-hackers who find inspiration in the growing pile of technical junk. Attracting the attention of suits and smart reporter Suzanne Church, the duo soon get involved with cheap and easy 3D printing, a cure for obesity and crowd-sourced theme parks. The result is bitingly realistic and miraculously avoids clich? or predictability. While dates and details occasionally contradict one another, Doctorow's combination of business strategy, brilliant product ideas and laugh-out-loud moments of insight will keep readers powering through this quick-moving tale.? 
Price: 15.00 USD

23 The Left Left Behind (Outspoken Authors)
Bisson, Terry PM Press 1604860863 / 9781604860863 PAPERBACK New 
1604860863 New, No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Flat-signed by Bisson on 1/2 title page Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 121 p. Outspoken Authors. Audience: General/trade. We have more signed PM Press fiction titles! 
Price: 15.00 USD

9 Modem Times 2.0 (Outspoken Authors)
Moorcock, Michael PM Press 1604863080 / 9781604863086 PAPERBACK New 
1604863080 As the editor of London?s revolutionary New Worlds magazine in the swinging sixties, Michael Moorcock has been credited with virtually inventing modern Science Fiction: publishing such figures as Norman Spinrad, Samuel R. Delany, Brian Aldiss and J.G. Ballard. Moorcock?s own literary accomplishments include his classic Mother London, a romp through urban history conducted by psychic outsiders; his comic Pyat quartet, in which a Jewish antisemite examines the roots of the Nazi Holocaust; Behold Man, the tale of a time tourist who fills in for Christ on the cross; and of course the eternal hero Elric, swordswinger, hellbringer and bestseller. And now Moorcock?s most audacious creation, Jerry Cornelius--assassin, rock star, chronospy and maybe-Messiah--is back in Modem Times 2.0, a time twisting odyssey that connects 60s London with post-Obama America, with stops in Palm Springs and Guantanamo. Modem Times 2.0 is Moorcock at his most outrageously readable--a masterful mix of erudition and subversion. Plus: a non-fiction romp in the spirit of Swift and Orwell, Fields of Folly; and an Outspoken Interview with literature?s authentic Lord of Misrule. 
Price: 12.00 USD

24 The Lucky Strike (Outspoken Authors)
Robinson, Kim Stanley PM Press 1604860855 / 9781604860856 PAPERBACK New 
1604860855 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 144 p. Outspoken Authors. Audience: General/trade. Combining dazzling speculation with a profoundly humanist vision, Kim Stanley Robinson is known as not only the most literary but also the most progressive (read radical ) of today s top rank SF authors. His bestselling Mars Trilogy tells the epic story of the future colonization of the red planet, and the revolution that inevitably follows. Years of Rice and Salt is based on a devastatingly simple idea: If the medieval plague had wiped out all of Europe, what would our world look like today? His latest novel, Galileo s Dream, is a stunning combination of historical drama and far-flung space opera, in which the ten dimensions of the universe itself are rewoven to ensnare history s most notorious torturers. Lucky Strike, the classic and controversial story Robinson has chosen for PM s new Outspoken Authors series, begins on a lonely Pacific island, where a crew of untested men are about to take off in an untried aircraft with a deadly payload that will change our world forever. Until something goes wonderfully wrong Plus: A Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions, in which Robinson dramatically deconstructs alternate history to explore what might have been if things had gone differently over Hiroshima that day. As with all Outspoken Author books, there is a deep interview and autobiography: at length, in-depth, no-holds-barred and all-bets off: an extended tour though the mind and work, the history and politics of our Outspoken Author. Surprises are promised. 
Price: 12.00 USD

10 Pyrexia
Mery, Michel III Pub 1886625026 / 9781886625020 PAPERBACK New 
1886625026 Pyrexia?by Michel Mery describes the reality of Abelard, who in the opening chapter has just found Pyrexia, the sex goddess at the beginning of the universe. But the alarm rings, forcing him out of his Global Un-Manifested (GUM) tour of other beings reality. Can he find her again? And what about all the trips he makes with the GUM to 20th and 21st Century Paris and New York City? 
Price: 20.00 USD

25 The Minority Report
Dick, Philip K. Pantheon 0375421874 / 9780375421877 Hardcover New 
0375421874 ~NEW. No DJ, as issued. Hardcover. Brand new; satisfaction guaranteed. In the world of The Minority Report, Commissioner John Anderton is the one to thank for the lack of crime. He is the originator of the Precrime System, which uses "precogs"--people with the power to see into the future--to identify criminals before they can do any harm. Unfortunately for Anderton, his precogs perceive him as the next criminal. But Anderton knows he has never contemplated such a thing, and this knowledge proves the precogs are fallible. Now, whichever way he turns, Anderton is doomed--unless he can find the precogs's "minority report"--the dissenting voice that represents his one hope of getting at the truth in time to save himself from his own system. 
Price: 13.00 USD

11 Rainbow Fantasia: 35 Spectrumatic Tales of Wonder
Forrest J Ackerman James A Rock & Co. Publishers 0918736366 / 9780918736369 PAPERBACK Very Good 
0918736366 Very Good. Light wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 20.00 USD

26 The Philip K. Dick Reader
Dick, Philip K. Citadel 0806518561 / 9780806518565 PAPERBACK New 
0806518561 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 410 p. Audience: General/trade. Philip K. Dick Reader is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Citadel Twilight in 1997. Many of the stories had originally appeared in the magazines If, Science Fiction Adventures, Science Fiction Stories, Orbit, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Imagination, Future, Galaxy Science Fiction, Beyond Fantasy Fiction, Satellite, Imaginative Tales, Fantastic Universe and Space Science Fiction. 
Price: 16.00 USD

12 Report from Planet Midnight (Outspoken Authors)
Hopkinson, Nalo PM Press 1604864974 / 9781604864977 PAPERBACK New 
1604864974 Nalo Hopkinson has been busily (and wonderfully) ?subverting the genre? since her first novel,?Brown Girl in the Ring, won a Locus Award for SF and Fantasy in 1999. Since then she has acquired a prestigious World Fantasy Award, a legion of adventurous and aware fans, a reputation for intellect seasoned with humor, and a place of honor in the short list of SF writers who are tearing down the walls of category and transporting readers to previously unimagined planets and realms.?Never one to hold her tongue, Hopkinson takes on sexism and racism in publishing (?Report from Planet Midnight?) in a historic and controversial presentation to her colleagues and fans.?? 
Price: 12.00 USD

27 The Wild Girls (Outspoken Authors)
Le Guin, Ursula K. PM Press 1604864036 / 9781604864038 PAPERBACK New 
1604864036 Ursula K. Le Guin is the one modern science fiction author who truly needs no introduction. In the forty years since The Left Hand of Darkness, her works have changed not only the face but the tone and the agenda of SF, introducing themes of gender, race, socialism and anarchism, all the while thrilling readers with trips to strange (and strangely familiar) new worlds. She is our exemplar of what fantastic literature can and should be about. Her Nebula winner The Wild Girls, newly revised and presented here in book form for the first time, tells of two captive ?dirt children? in a society of sword and silk, whose determination to enter ?that possible even when unattainable space in which there is room for justice? leads to a violent and loving end. Plus: Le Guin?s scandalous and scorching Harper?s essay, "Staying Awake While We Read", (also collected here for the first time) which demolishes the pretensions of corporate publishing and the basic assumptions of capitalism as well. And of course our Outspoken Interview which promises to reveal the hidden dimensions of America?s best-known SF author. And delivers. 
Price: 12.00 USD

13 Resurrection 2027
Eccarius, J. G. Inbook 0962293776 / 9780962293771 PAPERBACK New 
0962293776 Published by III Publishing. J.G. Eccarius is back with this science-fiction look at a theocracy governing what's left of the human race. God is a woman, her representatives are women, and yet Ann Swanson, a teenage woman, begins to feel plenty oppressed in Resurrection City. Is she really a resurrected nurse from the late 20th century? Or is the entire society a fabric of lies? 
Price: 10.00 USD

28 The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
Jordan, Robert; Patterson, Teresa Tor Books 0312862199 / 9780312862190 Hardcover Good 
0312862199 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Support Last Word Books & Press and other independent booksellers. For more information about a specific title please feel free to contact us with your questions. 
Price: 40.00 USD

14 Ships of Merior (Wars of Light and Shadow, Vol 2)
Wurts, Janny Harper Prism 0061052167 / 9780061052163 Hardcover Very Good 
0061052167 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. ~Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD

29 Valis
Dick, Philip K. Vintage 0679734465 / 9780679734468 PAPERBACK New 
0679734465 VALIS, the disorienting and eeerily funny centerpiece of Dick's final trilogy, is part science fiction, part theological detective story, in which God is both missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime. 
Price: 14.00 USD

15 Snow Crash
Stephenson, Neal Del Rey 0553380958 / 9780553380958 PAPERBACK New 
0553380958 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 480 p. Bantam Spectra Book. Audience: General/trade. One of Time magazine's 100 all-time best English-language novels. Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous you ll recognize it immediately. 
Price: 15.00 USD

30 We, the Children of Cats (Found in Translation)
Hoshino, Tomoyuki PM Press 1604865911 / 9781604865912 PAPERBACK New 
1604865911 A man and woman find their genders and sexualities brought radically into question when their bodies sprout new parts, seemingly out of thin air?. A man travels from Japan to Latin America in search of revolutionary purpose and finds much more than he bargains for?. A journalist investigates a poisoning at an elementary school and gets lost in an underworld of buried crimes, secret societies, and haunted forests?. Two young killers, exiled from Japan, find a new beginning as resistance fighters in Peru?. These are but a few of the stories told in We, the Children of Cats, a new collection of provocative early works by Tomoyuki Hoshino, winner of the 2011 Kenzaburo Oe Award in Literature and author of the powerhouse novel Lonely Hearts Killer (PM Press, 2009). Drawing on sources as diverse as Borges, Nabokov, Garcia-Marquez, Kenji Nakagami and traditional Japanese folklore, Hoshino creates a challenging, slyly subversive literary world all his own. By turns teasing and terrifying, laconic and luminous, the stories in this anthology demonstrate Hoshino?s view of literature as ?an art that wavers, like a heat shimmer, between joy at the prospect of becoming something else and despair at knowing that such a transformation is ultimately impossible?a novel?s words trace the pattern of scars left by the struggle between these two feelings.? Blending an uncompromising ethical vision with exuberant, freewheeling imagery and bracing formal experimentation, the five short stories and three novellas included in We, the Children of Cats show the full range and force of Hoshino?s imagination; the anthology also includes an afterword by translator and editor Brian Bergstrom and a new preface by Hoshino himself. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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