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Sci-Fi Meets the Classics
Strange and wonderful things happen when the antiquated etiquettes, horse-drawn carriages, and time-tested conventions of classic literature meet the aliens, time machines, and alternate worlds of speculative fiction... (One more title that I can't access on Bookspace but that fits the bill perfectly is Jenna Starborn by Sharon Shinn. It is, plain and simple, the classic story of Jane Eyre--but set in space. It is too good to miss.)    Print this list Print this list
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Shadows over Baker Street
It's "Elementary, my dear Watson" meets "In his house at Ry'leh dead Cthulu waits dreaming." A bunch of short-story writers have a fabulous time throwing classic detective Sherlock Holmes into the macabre world of early 19th century horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. What could be more fun than reading about Sherlock Holmes facing off against ancient aliens from the backwoods of New England?
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Cover Art: The Looking Glass Wars /
The Looking Glass Wars
Beddor, Frank
Lewis Carroll got it wrong. Alice was NOT a silly little girl who fell down a rabbit hole. Wonderland is a real place, and Alyss Heart is its rightful Queen. The problem is, she's trapped in Victorian England while her band of rebels tries to hold off the armies of her murderous Aunt Redd. This is no mere fantasy adventure; this is the true story of Alice in Wonderland, and a fractured fable that parallels our own real world.
Teen Fiction BEDDOR
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Cover Art: The Eyre affair : a novel /
The Eyre affair : a novel
Fforde, Jasper
It's England in the 1980s. The Crimean War has dragged on for a hundred years. An evil corporation holds most of the government's power. Worse, a criminal mastermind is kidnapping characters from their books. What would the world be like without Jane Eyre? Literary Detective Thursday Next is not about to find out. This is the first book in the Thursday Next series, a series about an alternate world that gets more clever, more fantastic, and more witty with each new book.
Adult Fiction FFORDE
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Cover Art: Pride and prejudice and zombies : the classic Regency romance -- now with ultrav
Pride and prejudice and zombies : the classic Regency romance -- now with ultrav
Grahame-Smith, Seth
Our story opens on the Miss Bennets, five lovely sisters well-versed in both the domestic and deadly arts, as they fight to rid the English countryside of the zombie threat. Elizabeth Bennet is soon distracted from the undead by the arrogant Mr. Darcy. The beloved text of "Pride and Prejudice" is interspersed with scenes of zombie mayhem. Mr. Darcy admires Elizabeth's fine eyes; zombies attack. Elizabeth strolls through the grounds at Pemberley; zombies attack. It's ridiculous, hilarious, gross, and romantic all at the same time. Zombies really DO make everything a little more fun.
Adult Fiction GRAHAME
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Cover Art: Jenna Starborn /
Jenna Starborn
Shinn, Sharon.
This is the story of Jane Eyre--but set in a futuristic intergallactic space age. Award-winning author Sharon Shinn transforms Charlotte Bronte's Victorian classic of a lonely governess falling in love a with a gruff and mysterious gentleman at a secluded English manor into the story of a lonely force-field engineer falling in love with a gruff and mysterious gentleman at a secluded mining manor on a planet far far away. And all the charm, suspense, drama, and gothic gloom of the original Jane Eyre story still ring true. Jane Eyre in space--you can't go wrong.
Adult Fiction SHINN
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Cover Art: To say nothing of the dog : or, How we found the bishop's bird stump at last /
To say nothing of the dog : or, How we found the bishop's bird stump at last
Willis, Connie
Rowboats, cats, the niceties of Victorian etiquette, and the restoration of the space-time continuum are just some of the challenges that Ned Henry and Verity Kindle face in this comic sci-fi romantic adventure, based in part on the Victorian era book "Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog" by Jerome K. Jerome.
Adult Fiction WILLIS
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