staff picks

Blackfish Documentaries are great to watch because not only can they entertain you, but they can also help you see issues in a new light. Blackfish is one of those […]

The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold While actually the second book published in Lois McMaster Bujold’s epic Vorkosigan saga, The Warrior’s Apprentice makes an excellent place to start the […]

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris Let’s face it, there is a big literary upsurge in stories about “bad boy” characters. Well, Loki’s been the archetype for that for […]

Glorious War: The Civil War Adventures of George Armstrong Custer by Thom Hatch This book is a detailed study of the Civil War career of Custer. During that period, his […]

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear This book is impossible to contain within a single genre of fiction. You will find it in our collection under “Mystery,” but it also contains […]

Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell The Greatcoats were once a respected force for the justice of the King in a world ruled mostly by the whims of capricious dukes, […]

Land of Careful Shadows by Suzanne Chazin Land of Careful Shadows is a mystery/police procedural rather than mainstream fiction, but otherwise is very much in the same genre as our […]

The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had to by DC Pierson Darren is ambivalent about a lot of things, but he does have one serious ambition: to write a […]

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss This is an excellent book which is not for everyone. The author freely admits that, but not until the end notes, […]

Blood Red by Mercedes Lackey For the past several years, Mercedes Lackey has been exploring the fictional possibilities of folkloric tales from throughout Europe. In her Elemental Masters series, each […]