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  • The Eyre Affair
    Author: Fforde, Jasper
    Publisher: Viking $ 23.95 ISBN: 0670030643 Date: 2002
    Based on an imaginary world where time and reality bend in the most convincing and original way since Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Eyre Affair is a an endlessly inventive caper unlike any other.
    Suggested Reading: Time Travel Stars | Alternative History Stars
    Updated 12/13/01
  • Lost in a Good Book
    Author: Fforde, Jasper
    Publisher: Viking Books $ 24.95 ISBN: 0670031909 Date: 2003
    Literary detective heroine Thursday Next returns in this follow-up to the acclaimed The Eyre Affair. To rescue the love of her life, Thursday must retrieve a supposedly vanquished enemy from the pages of Poe's "The Raven." Soon, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences.
    Updated 3.13.03
  • The Road to Mars
    Author: Idle, Eric
    Publisher: Pantheon Books $ 24 ISBN: 0-375-40340-X Date: 1999
    star LJ
    Douglas Adams meets Kurt Vonnegut meets Isaac Asimov in this wildly inventive and hilarious sci-fi thriller about life on the interplanetary comedy circuitin the 22nd century.
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
    Author: Moers, Walter
    Publisher: Overlook $ 26.95 ISBN: 1585677248 Date: 2005
    Captain Bluebear tells the story of his first 13-1/2 lives spent on the mysterious continent of Zamonia, where intelligence is an infectious disease, water flows uphill, and dangers lie in wait for him around every corner.
    Updated 8.2.05
  • Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings
    Author: Moore, Christopher
    Publisher: Morrow $ 23.95 ISBN: 0380978415 Date: 2003
    The national bestselling author of Lamb devises a dazzling whale of a tale. Everybody knows that humpback whales sing, but why? Researcher Nathan Quinn plies the waters off Hawaii in search of an answer. Lately, though, Nate's beginning to wonder if he's spent just a little too much time in the sun.
    Updated 3.31.03
  • Hogfather: A Novel of Discworld
    Author: Pratchett, Terry
    Publisher: Harper Prism $ 24 ISBN: 0061050466 Date: 1998
    star PW
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, of maybe not, in this brilliant Discworld novel of the holiday season turned upside down by Death (the character, not the condition).
  • Monstrous Regiment
    Author: Pratchett, Terry
    Publisher: HarperCollins $ 24.95 ISBN: 006001315X Date: 2003
    The 29th entry in Pratchett's internationally bestselling Discworld series explores the art of war and the brave women who wage it.
    Updated 9.08.03
  • Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld
    Author: Pratchett, Terry
    Publisher: HarperCollins $ 24.95 ISBN: 0060013133 Date: 2004
    The newest entry in Pratchett's internationally bestselling series is a splendid send-up of government, the postal system, and everything that lies in between.
    Suggested Reading: Political Fiction Stars | Adult Books for Young Adults
    Updated 9.6.04
  • The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
    Author: Rankin, Robert
    Publisher: Gollancz $ 9.95 (paper) ISBN: 0575074019 Date: 2004
    Toy Town...now older, bigger, and certainly not wiser. The Old Rich, who have made their millions from the royalties on their world-famous nursery rhymes, are being murdered. One by one. Horribly. A psychopath is on the loose. He must be stopped at any cost. It's a job for toy Town's only detective--but he's missing, leaving only Eddie Bear, and his bestest friend Jack, to track down the mad killer. A hilarious, very irreverent fantasy from the cult creator of Web Site Story, The Sprouts of Wrath, and the five-book Brentford Trilogy. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 1.21.04
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog : How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
    Author: Willis, Connie
    Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell $ 23.95 ISBN: 0553099957 Date: 1998
    star BL
    It is 1888 and Ned Henry is shuttling between the 1940s and modern day, researching Coventry Cathedral for a patron who wants to rebuild it. But when the time continuum is disrupted, Ned must scramble to set things right.
    Suggested Reading: Time Travel Stars
  • Nonfiction

  • Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams
    Author: Simpson, M.J.
    Publisher: Justin Charles $ 27.95 ISBN: 1932112170 Date: 2003
    M.J. Simpson has produced a rich, revealing chronicle of one of the most wildly creative minds of our time: Douglas Adams, creator of the phenomenally successful Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
    Updated 11.25.03
  • Wish You Were Here: The Official Biography of Douglas Adams
    Author: Webb, Nick
    Publisher: Ballantine $ 25.95 ISBN: 0345476506 Date: 2005
    The only authorized biography of the beloved, bestselling creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--to be released as a feature film in June 2005 from Walt Disney Pictures.
    Updated 12.27.04

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