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Science Fiction & Fantasy

Alias Hook

Author
Lisa Jensen

Staff Comment
A Neverland story for grown-ups. Hook tells a tragic tale of loss and hatred and is saved by the power of love.

Suggested by
Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Dune

Author
Frank Herbert

Staff Comment
A modern sci-fi classic about an alien society. Detailed & absorbing.

Suggested by
Joe, East Shore Area Library

Hood

Author
Stephen Lawhead

Staff Comment
An interesting version of "Robin Hood" and how the author thinks it happened. Thrilling!

Suggested by
Lydia, East Shore Area Library

The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality

Author
Gahan Hanmer

Staff Comment
Leave the modern world behind and join Jack as he adapts to living in a medieval kingdom designed by his childhood friend.

Suggested by
Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Sandman Slim

Author
Richard Kadrey

Staff Comment
A gifted Magician gets snatched by demons, and taken to Hell. 11 years later, he escapes, and becomes a sort of supernatural Hitman.

Suggested by
Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Author
Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Staff Comment
3 kids discover a world beyond their own and it leads them on a load of adventures.

Suggested by
Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Gunslinger

Author
Stephen King

Staff Comment
1st in Dark Tower series about a gunslinger's adventures; fantasy

Suggested by
Joe, East Shore Area Library

Uprooted

Author
Naomi Novik

Staff Comment
Apprentice which fights evil with unconventional magic. I didn't want it to end, but I couldn't put the book down.

Suggested by
Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

A Wrinkle in Time

Author
Madeleine L'Engle

Staff Comment
Along with her friends, a young girl searches for her father who disappeared while doing secret government work. Newbery Medal winner.

Suggested by
Connor, East Shore Area Library

Impact

Author
Douglas Preston

Staff Comment
What connects a meteoroid in Maine with the murder of a scientist in California? Wyman Ford in on the case, and the solution is out of this world (literally).

Suggested by
Ray

Poseidon's Arrow

Author
Clive Cussler

Staff Comment
A great Clive Cussler novel where the heroes must prevent international spies from getting the plans for a cutting-edge submarine.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Nighthawk

Author
Clive Cussler

Staff Comment
From the NUMA Files: more international intrigue as the US, Russia, and China chase after a bomb more powerful than a nuclear weapon. But who is really in control?

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Rise of Empire

Author
Michael J. Sullivan

Staff Comment
This is the second book in the trilogy, "The Riyria Revelations." The entire trilogy describes a world of elves, men, dwarves, and goblins, where an authoritarian institution has been keeping a dark secret for 3000 years.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

A Brief History of the Dead

Author
Kevin Brockmeier

Staff Comment
An interesting take on the apocalypse, as told by those who have already died.

Suggested by
Leslie, East Shore Area Library