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Maybe you’re not searching for a whole series, but you still want to read a captivating story to transport you to another world. Find a stand-alone science fiction or fantasy book that will wrap up in just one book!

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    The War of the Flowers Book Cover Picture
    The War of the Flowers Book Cover Picture

    The War of the Flowers

    by Tad Williams

    Returning to the fantasy genre that made him a coast-to-coast best-selling phenomenon, Tad Williams writes this stand-alone contemporary fantasy novel, set in Northern California—and also in the strange parallel world that coexists in the farthest reaches of the imagination.
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    The War of the Flowers Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $24.00

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    Salvation Day

    by Kali Wallace

    Zahra knew every detail of the plan. House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been abandoned by the government of Earth a decade earlier, when a deadly virus broke out and killed everyone on board in a matter of hours. But now it could belong to her people if they were bold enough to take it. All they needed to do was kidnap Jaswinder Bhattacharya—the sole survivor of the tragedy, and the last person whose genetic signature would allow entry to the spaceship. But what Zahra and her crew could not know was what waited for them on the ship—a terrifying secret buried by the government. A
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    Salvation Day Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Stranger in a Strange Land Book Cover Picture

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    by Robert A. Heinlein

    Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever…
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    Stranger in a Strange Land Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $18.00

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    Mexican Gothic Book Cover Picture

    Mexican Gothic

    by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . .
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    Mexican Gothic Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Uprooted

    by Naomi Novik

    Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid.
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    Uprooted Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Snow Crash

    by Neal Stephenson

    In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse.
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    Snow Crash Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Fevre Dream

    by George R. R. Martin

    Here is the spellbinding tale of a vampire’s quest to unite his race with humanity, of a garrulous riverman’s dream of immortality, and of the undying legends of the steamboat era and a majestic, ancient river.
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    Fevre Dream Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    A Brightness Long Ago Book Cover Picture

    A Brightness Long Ago

    by Guy Gavriel Kay

    International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay’s latest work is set in a world evoking early Renaissance Italy and offers an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition.
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    A Brightness Long Ago Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $18.00

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    The Space Between Worlds Book Cover Picture

    The Space Between Worlds

    by Micaiah Johnson

    An outsider who can travel between worlds discovers a secret that threatens the very fabric of the multiverse in this stunning debut, a powerful examination of identity, privilege, and belonging.
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    The Space Between Worlds Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Deerskin Book Cover Picture

    Deerskin

    by Robin Mckinley

    The only daughter of a beloved king and queen, Princess Lissar has grown up in the shadow of her parent’s infinite adoration for each other—an infatuation so great that it could only be broken by the queen’s unexpected passing. As Lissar reaches womanhood, it becomes clear to everyone in the kingdom that she has inherited her late mother’s breathtaking beauty. But on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Lissar’s exquisite looks become a curse…
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    Deerskin Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    The Once and Future King Book Cover Picture

    The Once and Future King

    by T. H. White

    T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.
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    The Once and Future King Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $26.00

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    The Gone World Book Cover Picture

    The Gone World

    by Tom Sweterlitsch

    Inception meets True Detective in this science fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope that follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind…
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    The Gone World Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    Orleans

    by Sherri L. Smith

    After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the assumption that life in the Delta is all but extinct…but in reality, a new primitive society has been born.  Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted. Fen meets Daniel, a scientist from the Outer States who has snuck into the Delta illegally. Brought together by chance, kept together by danger, Fen and Daniel navigate the wasteland of Orleans.  In the end, they are each other’s last hope for survival.
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    Orleans Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $10.99

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    Unraveling

    by Karen Lord

    In this standalone fantasy novel by an award-winning author, the dark truth behind a string of unusual murders leads to an otherworldly exploration of spirits, myth, and memory, steeped in Caribbean storytelling.
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    Unraveling Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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