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Book: Sly Mongoose

Book: Sly Mongoose
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Neo-Aztecs, floating cities and space zombies are either a recipe for total disaster or pure genius; fortunately, we think Tobias Buckell’s Sly Mongoose is space opera at its finest.

The Beer Book

The Beer Book
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Written by BBC beer correspondent (yes, they actually have one) Tim Hampson, The Beer Book is 352 sudsy pages that cover everything from history and types of beer to brewing techniques.

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Book: Pixorama

Book: Pixorama
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We’re big fans of eBoy’s pixel art so we’re pretty stoked with Pixorama, a 14-page full-color book with eight of his prints; it’s printed on thick cardboard stock with rounded corners.

Book: Zelda and Philosophy

Book: Zelda and Philosophy
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The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy is perhaps a bit too deep, with questions about Link’s free will and Hyrulean society; it’s perfect for those who prefer pondering over pillaging.

Obsessed with Star Wars

Obsessed with Star Wars
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Need help with the Jedi SATs, young Padawan? Obsessed with Star Wars is packed with 2,500 bits of Star Wars trivia; it also includes an electronic gizmo that’ll quiz you and keep score.

Death from the Skies

Death from the Skies
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Critical thinking champion and Bad Astronomy founder Phil Plait has written Death from the Skies. It’s a collection of plausible end of the world scenarios, sans the 2012 doomsday hype.

Book: Street Fighter Tribute

Book: Street Fighter Tribute
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Street Fighter Tribute commemorates the 20th anniversary of the franchise and is packed with original illustrations, including 200 brand-new pieces from artists around the world.

Book: Liquid City

Book: Liquid City
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Liquid City is a beautifully illustrated urban anthology of comics from artists primarily based in Southeast Asia. Stories vary from charming to post apocalyptic and can be previewed here.

Halo: The Cole Protocol

Halo: The Cole Protocol

Available 11/25, Halo: The Cole Protocol is the sixth Halo novel; it’s written by Nebula Award-winning author Tobias S. Buckell and reveals the location of the missing Spartan Gray Team.

The Design Entrepreneur

The Design Entrepreneur
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Have you ever wanted to do more than simply design for clients? The Design Entrepreneur is filled with stories of individuals who took their art and turned it into products.

Book: The Little People

Book: The Little People
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More tilt-shifting: The Little People is a collection of photographs with miniature figures in often comedic (and occasionally macabre) situations throughout London, by Slinkachu.

Book: Indie Band Guide

Book: Indie Band Guide
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Know anyone in a garage band? We recommend The Indie Band Survival Guide; it’s got great tips on everything from marketing to merch. The website is an awesome resource, too.

100 Days of Monsters

100 Days of Monsters
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With a spurt of ink and a wild imagination, Stefan Bucher’s 100 Days of Monsters is a printed version of his uniquely collaborative blog, which includes background stories from readers.

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The Long Road Home

The Long Road Home
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Available in a few days, Stephen King’s Dark Tower: Long Road Home gets a hardcover edition that spans issues #1-#5; this creepy comic series is great for alternate reality fans.

Book: Eden

Book: Eden
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We’re chomping at the brain to read Tom Mochinski’s Eden; it’s a zombie story which focuses on a band of survivors holding out in a fortified compound in Queens, New York.

Book: SpaceShipOne

Book: SpaceShipOne
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Written by Dan Linehan with a foreword from the late Arthur C. Clarke, SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History richly details Richard Branson and Burt Rutan’s pioneering space program.

Book: Robot Army

Book: Robot Army
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How to Build a Robot Army is author Daniel Wilson’s follow-up to his wildly successful Robot Uprising: in it, he teaches you how to turn use robots to defend the Earth (or conquer it).

Book: Wastelands

Book: Wastelands
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Get your post apocalyptic fix with Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, a collection of end of the world tales by Stephen King, Orson Scott Card and Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow.

Batman: Year One

Batman: Year One
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Written by Sin City’s Frank Miller and superbly illustrated by David Mazucchelli, Batman: Year One is a gritty look into Batman’s origins and a great companion to The Dark Knight.

Book: Transit Maps

Book: Transit Maps
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Transit Maps of the World is perfect for map lovers; it contains every urban transit map on Earth and makes an excellent coffee table book. Our fave: a fictional world transit map.

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Book: Force Unleashed

Book: Force Unleashed
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We were surprised to learn that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed made it onto last week’s The New York Times’ bestseller list. No, not the game — the hardcover book!

Book: Watchmen (Hardcover)

Book: Watchmen (Hardcover)
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While Warner Bros’ much-anticipated movie is stuck in legal limbo due to a lawsuit, tide yourself over with this special hardcover edition of Watchmen, available 11/11.

Book: Mechanika

Book: Mechanika
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Doug Chiang is an accomplished artist who has worked on Star Wars, Terminator 2, and even The Mask. His latest book, Mechanika, is a must-read for sci-fi artists and fans.

Book: Cosmic Motors

Book: Cosmic Motors
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COSMIC MOTORS is a fantastic, albeit fictional look at spaceships and their totally smokin’ pilots. It’s written by Daniel Simon, who in real life has worked for Bugatti and Lamborghini.

Book: Variable Star

Book: Variable Star
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Sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein has posthumously published Variable Star with Spider Robinson. The book reads like classic 50s Heinlein, and is based on notes left by the late writer.

Flight, Volume Five

Flight, Volume Five
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Fresh for this summer, the fifth volume of Kazu Kibuishi’s Flight series of books is now available. Inside are 368 enjoyable, full-color pages from 23 accomplished comic book artists.

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