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The Second Coming of Steampunk: An Interview with Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

Originally a literary movement that mashed cyberpunk-style themes with speculative rewritings of Victorian culture, steampunk is now equally a subculture devoted to repurposing mass-market consumer products into gloriously obsessive idiosyncratic designs.

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The Treatment

Four forms of love: a teacher's love for his students, a son's love for his father, a man's search for a sexual partner, and an analysand's love for his analyst.

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The Iron Whim by Darren Wershler-Henry

Darren Wershler-Henry's The Iron Whim is less a history of typewriting than a history of its image.

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Michel Faber's Fantasies

"My fiction should make the reader want to grab some of these characters and shout, 'No, no, can't you see it's not LIKE that?!'"

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Count Dracula

This is a must-own for Dracula fans, lovers of Halloween, and admirers of Victorian fiction; virtually anyone will find something to enjoy in it.

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The Man Who Melted by Jack Dann

Jack Dann has created a post-apocalyptic world in which Raymond Mantle is searching for the memory of his lost wife. The search for her turns out to be a search for the relationship between memory and desire.

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An Arsonists Guide to Writers Homes in New England by Brock Clarke

Clarke's book ought to make us think about the stories we tell ourselves to keep the howling demons at bay and, hopefully, to laugh honestly at them for what they really are.

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With Speed and Violence by Fred Pearce

In alarming times, being an alarmist makes you right ...

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Otherwise Normal People by Aurelia C. Scott

It turns out that when Gertude Stein said, "A rose is a rose is a rose," she was lying.

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The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden

If the two iconic Toms of Anglo-American boyhood -- Tom Sawyer and Tom Brown -- pooled their expertise, the result might resemble The Dangerous Book for Boys.

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Edmund and Rosemary Go to Hell by Bruce Eric Kaplan

No one wants to see BEK turn into Lynn Johnston.

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Devils in the Sugar Shop by Timothy Schaffert

Ashley herself is a kind of Mrs. Dalloway-manqué, or would be if Mrs. Dalloway wore Concrete Blonde t-shirts.

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Doing Nothing by Tom Lutz

Lutz's book is charming and graceful, long on anecdote and telling details, if perhaps short on coherent story or even organizing principle.

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Smartbomb by Heather Chaplin and Aaron Ruby

While one could argue that games have gone mainstream, one could apparently also argue that Americans have just decided to do what feels good, regardless of the consequences.

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Boomsday by Christopher Buckley

Against such a backdrop, it must be unfathomably difficult to develop ideas and plots that remain wholly satirical, rather than lapsing into mere realism.

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