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Recommended Reading

The editors here at Quantum Muse have put together a reading list for your perusal. Each book can be purchased through Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover or link provided. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Quick Jump Links. These links will open a new page where the following books can be reviewed:

  • Mike's recommendations: Eat the Rich; Give War a Chance; All the Trouble in the World; Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut; Jhereg; The Phoenix Guards, The Black Company, Slog.
  • Becky's recommendations: Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos; The Best of H.P. Lovecraft; A Night in Lonesome October; Deed of Paksenarrion; Icon; The Art of Dragonlance; Spectrum.
  • Jeromy's recommendations: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Witches of Karres; The Bards of Bone Plain; Roadmarks; Lord of Light; Dresden Files; The Name of the Wind; Complete Sherlock Holmes.
  • The Magazine Rack - Every good bookstore has one. Grab some great sci-fi, fantasy, science and writing mags right on-line.

Other Stuff we like

Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, X-Files, Firefly, Serenity, Battlestar Galactica, Red Dwarf, The Matrix, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Farscape, Chronicles of Narnia, D & D, Monty Python... find them all on Amazon.com.


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1. DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book
DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book
by Matthew Reinhart
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October 5, 2010
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Product Description Critically acclaimed pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart celebrates the history, heroes, and villains of the DC Universe in this ultimate 3-D masterpiece! Bursting with over 25 impressive pop-ups, this deluxe format features a variety of unique novelty elements-including a light-up Bat-Signal, a cosmic Justice League of America battle ... Read more

2. Dungeon Tiles Master Set - The Wilderness: An Essential Dungeons & Dragons Accessory (4th Edition D&D)
Dungeon Tiles Master Set - The Wilderness: An Essential Dungeons & Dragons Accessory (4th Edition D&D)
by Wizards RPG Team
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December 21, 2010
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Illustrated wilderness terrain tiles for use with the ... Read more

3. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
by Oliver Bowden
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November 30, 2010
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This is a sequel to Assassin's Creed: Renaissance. Ezio, the master assassin, seeks to avenge the death of his uncle. Unbeknownst to him this will pit him against the Knights Templar.... Read more

4. Dark Slayer (Carpathian)
Dark Slayer (Carpathian)
by Christine Feehan
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September 28, 2010
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Even new readers daunted by 40 pages of appendixes and a two-page family tree will love the tender romance in the 20th installment of Feehan's Carpathians series. Benign blood-drinking Carpathians turn into evil vampires if they fail to find their destined... Read more

5. Ruthless Game (Game/Ghostwalker)
Ruthless Game (Game/Ghostwalker)
by Christine Feehan
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December 28, 2010
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GhostWalker Kane Cannon's mission plunges him into a hot zone more personal than he anticipated: the hiding place of Rose Patterson-hunted fugitive, ex-lover, and a fellow GhostWalker desperate to save the life of her unborn child. Kane's Child.... Read more

6. Star Wars: Red Harvest
Star Wars: Red Harvest
by Joe Schreiber
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December 28, 2010
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Praise for Joe Schreiber’s Star Wars: Death Troopers   “This is the Star Wars of every horror fan’s dreams—gory, funny, and brimming with a blood-spattered cast of swashbucklers and space-zombies.”—Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies   “Brilliant . . . This book combines two of my ... Read more

7. Dragon Fate: Book Six of The Age of Fire
Dragon Fate: Book Six of The Age of Fire
by E. E. Knight
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Roc Trade
November 30, 2011
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 Praise for the Age of Fire series: “An exhilarating climax to a strong fantasy saga.” —Genre Go Round Reviews “Knight has written a classic here, a kind of Watership Down with dragons.”—Black Gate “A unique world of medieval politics and ancient magic seen through the eyes of ... Read more

8. Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar
by Elisabeth Waters
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December 7, 2010
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In March 1987, a young author from Oklahoma published her first novel, Arrows of the Queen. This modest book about a magical land called Valdemar was the beginning of a fantasy masterwork series that would span decades and include more than two dozen titles. Now readers can take a ... Read more

9. Seer of Sevenwaters
Seer of Sevenwaters
by Juliet Marillier
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December 7, 2010
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Sibeal of Sevenwaters, the teen fifth daughter of the Lord of Sevenwaters, has always known she wants to be a druid. In this romantic follow-up to 2008's Heir of Sevenwaters, Sibeal's uncle Ciaran, her mentor, orders her to spend a summer on the sheltered ... Read more

10. Prospero Burns (Horus Heresy)
Prospero Burns (Horus Heresy)
by Dan Abnett
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December 28, 2010
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Abnett excels at characterisation as well as fast paced action.A" - SF Site Abnett does a bang up job of detailing the various settings in the book and bringing the universe to life. It feels lived in, alive - If there's one thing Abnett does well, it's... Read more

11. Rough Beasts of Empire (Star Trek, Typhon Pact #3)
Rough Beasts of Empire (Star Trek, Typhon Pact #3)
by David R. George III
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December 28, 2010
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Still on Romulus in pursuit of his goal of reunifying the Vulcans and Romulans, Spock finds himself in the middle of a massive power struggle. In the wake of the assassination of the Praetor and the Senate, the Romulans have cleaved in two.... Read more

12. What Distant Deeps (Lt. Leary)
What Distant Deeps (Lt. Leary)
by David Drake
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Baen
September 7, 2010
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The war between the Republic of Cinnabar and the Alliance of Free Stars ended with RCN Captain Daniel Leary's stunning victory at Cacique, resulting in an uneasy peace. In the eighth offering of the popular RCN series, Leary receives orders to transport a ... Read more

13. Real Vampires Have More to Love
Real Vampires Have More to Love
by Gerry Bartlett
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December 7, 2010
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"The Glory St. Clair series is, for me, fresh, fun and light-hearted. I'll keep reading 'em as long as Gerry Bartlett keeps writing 'em."--Romance Reviews Today"Each book is like coming home and catching up with old friends. These books are keepers."-- Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick... Read more

14. Alex Detail's Revolution
Alex Detail's Revolution
by Darren Campo
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September 30, 2010
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17-year-old Alex Detail has been kidnapped and sent off to fight in a hopeless war against The Harvesters, an alien force that is trying to extinguish Earth's Sun. Unfortunately for Alex's kidnappers (and the world) he has lost the mega-IQ that allowed him... Read more

15. The Bards of Bone Plain
The Bards of Bone Plain
by Patricia A. McKillip
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December 7, 2010
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