Hannu Rajaniemi has written what is definitely one of the best debuts in the genre. Jean de Flambeur is rescued from a prison where he plays Prisoner’s Dilemma games against endless copies of himself. He is transported to the city of Oubliette, where all personal interactions are encrypted and where time is literally money. The Quantum Thief is a great novel of ideas that immerses the reader in the world from page one and begs for a re-read.
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ISBN: 9780765367662
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Published: Tor Science Fiction - January 31st, 2012

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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$9.99
ISBN: 9780451457813
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Published: Roc - April 1st, 2000

This series of lectures by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki is considered a classic of Western Buddhist literature. Suzuki's Buddhism has been called 'ordinary' – his teachings are not about trying to attain enlightenment. Instead, they are about keeping an open mind ('beginner's mind') and the right attitude in order to maintain a practice of meditation. Read this book if you are just starting on the Zen path, or if you've been practicing for years, or even if you are not a Buddhist at all – everyone can find something in Suzuki's teachings (it's also a book that stands up very well to re-reading).

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By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by), Richard Baker (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781590302675
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Published: Shambhala - October 10th, 2006

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By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by), Richard Baker (Introduction by), David Chadwick (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308493
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Published: Shambhala - June 28th, 2011

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