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Book Spotlight: The Kingdom Of The Dwarfs
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The Kingdom of the Dwarfs
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Robb Walsh
Art by David Wenzel
Published by IDW Publishing
Release Date: November 14, 2018

I stumbled upon this little gem completely by accident. But I would have been devastated if I failed to share it with you all. Therefore, I am quite ecstatic to present to you a quick little spotlight on The Kingdom of the Dwarfs. This is technically a reprint of a release from the early eighties but it has been enhanced, so to speak, with a lot of extras.

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Flame Tree Press Spotlight: “Fiction Without Frontiers”
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Flame Tree Press contest

Flame Tree Press is an exciting publisher, newly launched, and I have to say… some of these titles give me the shivers. With influences ranging from the macabre to the modern, the novels spouting forth from this press is sure to delight those who love to be thrilled.

Check out some of the horror and sci-fi titles below.

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Book Spotlight: Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles: An Alphabettery
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Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles: An Alphabettery
Paperback | Kindle
Compiled and written by Becket
Introduction by Anne Rice
Publisher: Anchor Books
Release Date: October 23, 2018

I have long been a fan of Anne Rice because of the way she blends the supernatural or preternatural with the sensual or suggestive. This sense of familiarity binds the characters together in such a way that we, as readers, are enabled to see the similarities in people and places rather than the differences. In Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles: An Alphabettery we get a full frontal view of this concept without reservation. Read on to find out more!

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Book Spotlight: The Book Of Magic: A Collection Of Stories
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The Book Of Magic
A Collection of Stories
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
Edited by Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Bantam Press
Release Date: October 16, 2018

I probably say this each and every time, but I really do love anthologies! Where else can you get a load of different authors in one place for one great price, you know? In The Book Of Magic, you get everything you expect and more! Assembling 17 great authors in one place is a difficult job but this book, with a lot of help from editor Gardner Dozois, does just that.

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Book Spotlight: Knights Club: The Bands Of Bravery: The Comic Book You Can Play (Comic Quests)
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Knights Club: The Bands of Bravery
The Comic Book You Can Play – Comic Quests Series
Paperback | Kindle
Written and Illustrated by Shuky, Waltch, and Novy
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release Date: September 4, 2018

If love Choose Your Own Adventure books and comics, then this is right up your alley! Knights Club: The Bands of Bravery is originally a French creation that has been brought to the United States by Quirk Books. It is an interactive tale that focuses on letting you decide how your character progresses through the adventure provided. Your choices dictate the success or demise of these characters, much like a tabletop roleplaying game, but without all the dice or other humans involved.

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Book Spotlight: Dactyl Hill Squad By Daniel Jose Older
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Dactyl Hill Squad
Dactyl Hill Squad Series Book 1
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
Written by Daniel José Older
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books | Scholastic
Release Date: September 11, 2018

Magdalys Roca, an orphan girl at the Colored Orphans Asylum, dreams of finding her scattered family, especially her brother Montez, fighting on the front lines in the Civil War. The children were on their way to the theater, when they were stopped by Magistrate Riker, who scared them with threats of paperwork, or he would have to take the children in as fugitive slaves. He does allow them to continue on, but soon after, all hell breaks loose, as the Draft Riots begin. The orphanage is burned, some children are abducted, and all hope seems lost. In the midst of it all, Magdalys seems to have a close connection to the dinosaurs – did I mention dinosaurs are ridden like horses? It’s up to her and her Dactyl Hill Squad to save the children and then go find her family.

More below on Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older.

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Book Spotlight: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book (Pop Classics)
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book review

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book
Pop Classics
Hardcover | Kindle
Based on the series created by Joss Whedon
Illustrated by Kim Smith
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release Date: September 4, 2018

Buffy Summers wasn’t always a fierce vampire slayer, and slayer of other monsters. When she was 8, she was scared of them, especially the monster that lived in her closet. She didn’t know what to do! Every night there would be scary thumps and growls emanating from the darkness behind the door. One day, she decided to have Xander and Willow sleep over, and sure enough, they heard the noises too!. Asking Giles, their trusty librarian, he told her she was the slayer and could face any monster. So they decided to brave the closet again. I can’t tell you what happens next. You’ll just have to find out for yourselves.

More below on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book (Pop Classics), illustrated by Kim Smith.

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Book Spotlight: Dylan On Dylan: Interviews and Encounters
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Dylan on Dylan
Interviews and Encounters – Bob Dylan
Musicians in Their Own Words Series

Hardcover | Kindle
Edited by Jeff Burger
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: May 1, 2018

The book title gives away the content. Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words) compiles a primary source view (with some secondary sources of the interviewer’s feelings about the experience) of the mystery folk man who really is a reluctant symbol of a revolution.

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Book Spotlight: The Massacre Of Mankind: Sequel To The War Of The Worlds
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The Massacre Of Mankind book spotlight

The Massacre of Mankind
Sequel to The War of the Worlds
Authorized by the H.G. Wells Estate
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Broadway Books | Crown Publishing
Release date: August 22, 2017
Paperback release date: August 14, 2018

Last year saw the U.S. release of the novel The Massacre of Mankind, a sequel to the classic War of the Worlds that was authorized by the H.G. Wells estate. This week, the paperback edition of the book was released by Broadway Books, so now’s your chance to check it out if you haven’t already.

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Book Spotlight: The Snail On The Slope By Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
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The Snail on the Slope
Rediscovered Classics
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
Written by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
Afterword by Boris Strugatsky
Translated by Olena Bormashenko
Chicago Review Press
Release Date: August 1, 2018

Chicago Review Press has just released a new edition of The Snail on the Slope, written in 1968 by Russian authors Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, and first published in the United States in 1980.

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