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elijahkinchspector

Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous

Stories about people. People who must ponder the implications of their laser gun swords.

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Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond
Bill Campbell, Edward Austin Hall
Deathstalker War (Owen Deathstalker, Vol. 3)
Simon R. Green
Jews Without Money
Michael Gold
The Tale of Despereaux - Timothy Basil Ering, Kate DiCamillo It's nice to see someone write a children's book in much the same style as those from the 19th and early 20th century that my mother used to read to me. It isn't the way language is used that makes Despereaux so similar (although that doesn't hurt) so much as the fact that the story can get very dark and morbid at times, and isn't afraid to freak some kids the fuck out. Despite what a lot of people think, most kids can handle it. There are some very dark parts to this book, always described in a whimsical style, that can even make adults feel a little depressed, but all told it's a delightful little story that still fills the need for a fun, child's adventure, while not coddling the reader.