Anatomy, poetry, myth, and literature come together beautifully in Adventures in Human Body by Gavin Francis. Lyrical prose conveys Francis’s curiosity and sense of wonder at ‘the intricacy and economy of human anatomy’, and journeys into art and history make this anatomy lesson marvelous, engrossing, and far from clinically detached.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780465079681
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Published: Basic Books - October 13th, 2015

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780465096824
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Published: Basic Books - October 25th, 2016

In Simon Sylvester's The Visitors there are peculiar disappearances, a teenage girl who wants nothing more than to leave a tiny Scottish island, and an odd father and daughter pair who move in next door. Yet The Visitors is much more than a whodunit, as Sylvester weaves in myth and gives us an uncanny story of change, loss, and place, and of our desire for a home and an identity we can claim as our own.

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ISBN: 9781612194639
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Published: Melville House - December 29th, 2015

It feels too limiting to call Three Moments of an Explosion (Del Rey Books, $27), China Miéville’s collection of short stories, strange, weird, or genre-bending. This volume is strange indeed, but strangeness often lies where a reader least expects it. Some of Miéville’s worlds are quite the same as ours, and yet there is touch of eeriness, a sense of things being askew… At times, one is reminded that Miéville is also a horror writer, as some of the stories are unsettling and outright chilling. Miéville is an incredibly versatile stylist as well, and he employs different formats and lengths for his narratives, demonstrating that there are many ways to write, and therefore enjoy, a short story. His imagination is endless and vivid, and his ability to navigate and bend different genres is impressive.  In a year already full of amazing anthologies and collections, Three Moments of an Explosion still stands out as one of the most ingenious and mind-bending offerings.

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ISBN: 9781101884720
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 4th, 2015

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781101884782
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Published: Del Rey - June 7th, 2016

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