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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

Exile

The Exile - William Kotzwinkle This book actually really changed my thinking about the nature of evil. A Hollywood actor finds himself living transported into Nazi Germany, where he's a black marketeer. He alternates between that life and his current one, where he's filming a new movie, and realizes the black marketeer has been living his life when he's in the past. By contrasting two morally bankrupt societies, (the Nazis and the Hollywood film industry), Kotzwinkly brilliantly drives home the motivating factors of greed and power which dehumanize those who fall prey to them. And in contrast to the the preceeding sentence, which sounds like some crummy English paper reject, this book is suspenseful, moving, and funny. A brilliant book that I'm still waiting for someone to make into a great movie.