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New York is toxic—decimated by a dirty bomb years ago. The limnosphere is a virtual safe haven—if you’re rich enough to buy in. Spademan is a hit man—box-cutter at the ready.

His latest job is to snuff out Lesser, a lowlife lurking around other people’s fantasies. As Spademan is about to close the deal, Lesser comes back from the limn with a wild claim: terrorists are planning to attack New York. Again. This time from the inside out.

Spademan has always had his share of enemies, but now they’re coming at him from all sides and it’s impossible to know whom to trust.

We all have some crazy bit of trivia we like to share and astonish our friends. What’s yours?

Prepare to be even more revolted, flabbergasted, appalled, and completely entertained by this incredible follow-up collection of absolutely true trivia from the author of 5 People Who Died During Sex.

Nothing is too insane, too inane, or too sacred for Karl Shaw’s eclectic lists of the world’s very worst. In this excerpt, Shaw shares 12 Acts of Cannibalism (aka Your Eatin’ Heart).

Does knowing that a book won a literary award make you more likely to read it? Why or why not? Share in the comments!

The winner of the 2014 Man Booker prize will be unveiled tonight (October 14, 2014) in a ceremony in Guildhall, London. We’re thrilled to share an excerpt from one of the finalists: J by Howard Jacobson.

J is a dystopia that invites comparison with George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.” –Sunday Times

How important is a book’s genre? If you’re not a big scifi reader, will you try a science fiction novel if it comes highly recommended? Why or why not? Let’s talk in the comments.

The Martian by Andy Weir has been called “scifi for people who don’t usually read scifi.”

The Associated Press says it well: “it’s a story for readers who enjoy thrillers, science fiction, non-fiction, or flat-out adventure [and] an authentic portrayal of the future of space travel.” Plus, the narrator is hilarious.

“Believable and enthralling . . . So beautifully structured that the last sixty pages detonate like a string of firecrackers.” —Diana Gabaldon

With over 7 million copies sold, Ildefonso Falcones’ previous work has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. We’re thrilled to share The Barefoot Queen with you.

From the bustle of Seville to the theatres of Madrid, The Barefoot Queen is an unforgettable historical fresco filled with characters that live, suffer, and fight for the lives of those they love, and for the freedom they can’t live without.

A New York Times Notable Book. “[A] clever thriller . . . Ginsberg has a way with offbeat characters.” –New York Times Book Review

Marina Marks has been on the grift since she was a child, forced into the psychic business by a junkie mother who was always willing to use her daughter to scam an extra buck.

But when Marina wakes up one day with the actual ability to see the future, she finds her freedom–and her life–in danger. After predicting a murder exactly as it happens, Marina becomes the sole suspect. Now she’s desperate to clear her name–and to discover the meaning behind her visions.