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Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth
J.R.R. Tolkien
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension
Michio Kaku
Swords in the Mist
Fritz Leiber
Helping Children with Autism Learn: Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals
Bryna Siegel
The Apex Book of World SF
Lavie Tidhar, Dean Francis Alfar, S.P. Somtow, Jetse de Vries, Kaaron Warren, Zoran Živković, Aliette de Bodard, Mélanie Fazi, Tunku Halim, Anil Menon, Jamil Nasir, Nir Yaniv, Aleksandar Žiljak, Han Song, Guy Hasson, Kristin Mandigma, Yang Ping
The Hugo Award Showcase
Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Michael Swanwick, Kij Johnson, James Alan Gardner, Ian McDonald
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
Jason K. Stearns
The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
David Finch
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Don't Breathe a Word

Don't Breathe a Word: A Novel - Jennifer McMahon An enjoyable thriller that's an involving and easy read throughout. I had growing problems with the plot, but the book resolved those in its final pages. Creepy, and an especially good read if you're sleep deprived due to McMahon's clear prose. If I had to classify it, I'd have to give it its own category, as a fantasy of anxiety. It's a book that has more in common with classics like Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House than more contemporary fantasy or horror, as the psychological states of the characters are driving forces of tension in the plot. If you like your fairies old-school and creepy, something hinted at and barely glimpsed in the corner from the corner of your eye, this may be your cup of tea.