Storm Front - Jim Butcher

Meet Harry, a wizard. No, not that one. Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, tries to make ends meet by consulting the Chicago Police Department on matters weird and supernatural. If you've shunned urban fantasy until now, here is where you should begin. The series has some of the best characters in the genre, and it only gets better with each subsequent volume. So pick up the first book, Storm Front, and meet Harry, a wizard.
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ISBN: 9780451457813
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Published: Ace - April 1st, 2000

Rule 34 - Charles Stross

This R-rated sci-fi thriller is set in an all too disturbingly familiar near future, where the internet is full of memes, viral videos, and spam. Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh's unit, Rule 34 Squad, is in charge of combing the cyberspace, trying to weed out extreme memes before they make their way into the real world. Rule 34 is a brilliant novel about our relationship with cyberspace and technology in a post-economic collapse future.

Rule 34 (A Halting State Novel #2) By Charles Stross Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937007669
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Published: Ace - June 26th, 2012

Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay

Shen Tai, son of a general in service to the Emperor of Kitai, has spent the last two years burying the bones of the dead on his father’s last battlefield. A messenger arrives, telling Tai that a mysterious gift awaits him in the capital: 250 of the rare and famed Sardian horses. The gift must be claimed in person. What follows is exquisitely written historical fantasy with a complex plot, great characters, and a fascinating world. Kay was inspired by Chinese poetry from the Tang dynasty, and his lyrical writing style and subtle dialogue match the setting perfectly. If you have never read Gay Gavriel Kay, this is definitely a great place to start.