Escape to Another World

If you're feeling stuck, cramped, or constricted, why not leave this world for another, of only temporarily?
These space- and time-bending tales will transport you to extraordinary worlds unknown.


Watership Down: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780743277709
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Published: Scribner - November 1st, 2005

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345391803
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Published: Del Rey - September 27th, 1995

The entire series is all fun all the time. It's difficult to find a sentence that isn't a joke, a smart joke. The punchlines are almost always you.

— Landon


Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101885956
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Published: Del Rey - June 27th, 2017

Foundation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553382570
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Published: Del Rey - April 29th, 2008

Oryx and Crake (The MaddAddam Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385721677
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Published: Anchor - March 30th, 2004

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Parable of the Sower Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

"It is 2017 and you may well be turning to dystopian fiction in order to better comprehend the present political climate. If so, add Parable of the Sower to your list. The classics of the genre - 1984, Fahrenheit 451, depict life under an authoritarian regime; Parable, two decades old but set roughly two presidential terms from the present, feels eerily predictive of how our communities might respond if society collapses altogether."

— Will


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Kindred Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
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Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

Kindred towers as powerful fiction of great depth, suffused with the intensity of memoir, addressing a panoply of personal, cultural, political, and historical concerns: racism, minimized by the whitewashing of America's slave-owning past; our legacy of racial injustice informing interracial unions, both coercive and consensual, especially the privileging of "light" skin over dark; feminism as continuing quest for personal and social empowerment; challenging the constructs of family and racial inheritance; traditional models of endurance and apparent acquiescence interrogated and superseded by contemporary models of unyielding resistance and transformation.

— Yvonne


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The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past #1) Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765382030
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Published: Tor Books - January 12th, 2016

In the midst of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a young scientist sends a message into the cosmos that brings a desperate, far more advanced civilization hurtling toward the Earth, and humanity begins planning for a Doomsday Battle that won't happen for four hundred years. There are a million reasons to love Liu's storytelling in this first book of his Three-Body trilogy, but his ability to keep the pace and tension humming while also keeping the aliens almost entirely off-stage utterly blew my mind.
 

— Kate


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781582346038
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2005

This Is How You Lose the Time War Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

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The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142001806
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Published: Penguin Books - February 25th, 2003

Set in an alternate 1985 England where literature is of the utmost importance, time travel is almost passé, people keep dodos as pets, and cheese is heavily taxed, this is the story of Thursday Next, a literary detective tasked with thwarting the kidnapping of Jane Eyre out the pages of her manuscript. A hilarious and weird book for a very specific type of reader who will be delighted to learn there are six more books in the series.

— Katie Fee


Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440212560
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Published: Dell - June 2nd, 1992

American Gods: Author's Preferred Text Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062080233
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 5th, 2013

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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312863555
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Orb Books - June 15th, 1997

The Moon is a prison whose prisoners revolt. The unlucky exiled who call that dusty satellite home have on their side only rocks, vigor, and a computer who has learned to tell jokes. That same computer continually calculates the odds of a successful revolution. It doesn't look good.

— Landon


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Dune Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780441172719
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Published: Ace - September 1st, 1990

"This book deserves every good thing that can be said about it. I have little to add but hope by putting it here, you'll remember that, oh yeah, you totally have wanted to read/re-read Dune. If you need a push, remember there are mile-long, razor-toothed sandworms and desert warriors badass enough to ride them."

— Landon


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Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

One of the most unique, funnest novels I read this past year. The world Marlon James builds in this book is unlike anything you've ever read before, and he populates it with the most wonderfully idiosyncratic characters in a gender-bending, myth-making, madcap adventure story set in a fantastical African kingdom of yesteryear. Funny, fascinating, sexy (yes, he writes great sex scenes!), and riveting, I guarantee you'll have a great time with this one-of-a-kind book. And best of all, it's only the first in a series, and there should be at least two more to come!

— Jacob R


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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

The Hugo award-winning Broken Earth series starts with the thrilling and tragic story of Syenite and Alabaster. In a land troubled by constant earthquakes they are gifted and feared for their ability to manipulate the earth's energy. At odds with the limitations of their world, they try to escape it, with apocalyptic consequences.

— Jacob S.


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The Dispossessed: A Novel (Hainish Cycle) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060512750
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - June 10th, 2014

A scientist from an anarchist moon journeys to the capitalist planet his society revolted against in order to share and explore a major breakthrough. Challenging and engaging in terms of ideas and character, The Dispossessed showcases Le Guin's brilliant intellect and style.

— Jacob S.


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A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780547722023
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2012

Read this book and know magic: of wind and waves, of names and patterns, of people, of timeless stories from which other stories spring. Le Guin is a writer possessed of fierce imagination and rare grace.

— Eli


A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553573404
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Published: Bantam - August 4th, 1997

Watchmen (2019 Edition) Cover Image
By Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781779501127
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Published: DC Comics - May 20th, 2019

Binti: The Complete Trilogy Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780756415181
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Published: DAW - February 5th, 2019

Gormenghast Cover Image
By Mervyn Peake, Quentin Crisp (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781585679454
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 30th, 2007

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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) Cover Image
By Philip Pullman, Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Introduction by), Philip Pullman (Preface by)
$36.00
ISBN: 9780307957832
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Published: Everyman's Library - December 6th, 2011

Time to replace your paperbacks with this beautiful single-volume edition of the His Dark Materials trilogy. No big deal, but if you need gift ideas for me, this would be a winner. Also probably for any super-intelligent fantasy reader, young or old, on your gift list.

— Kate


The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780756404741
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Published: DAW - April 1st, 2008

The Once and Future King (Penguin Galaxy) Cover Image
By T. H. White, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780143111610
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 25th, 2016

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To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553575385
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Published: Bantam - December 1st, 1998

I hope that your overwhelmingly positive leanings towards the idea of time travel (how could you have anything but?) and the promise that this is its greatest sans-Doc Brown story help you overlook this book jacket, which has the distinction of being the worst ever created by mankind.

— Cristin