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SCI-FI/FANTASY:  On Leah’s sixteenth birthday she found out she was a witch. For four years she has studied hard and learned magic at Sanctuary until the day a scuffle reveals she is much more than a mere witch.

Phoenix: Rising
Martin
Allen

SCI-FI:

The Magpie Chronicles
Sherry
Gloag

SHORT STORIES:  A clever collection of short stories based on the English “Magpie Rhyme”, “The Magpie Chronicles” gives each line of the poem a different story based on the number of magpies the characters see. The poem reads, “One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret, never to be told.

STEAMPUNK:  The year is 1884.  Tom Turner has traversed the world seeking the marvels of scientific wonder - he has seen volcanoes erupt and survived the Civil War. Now he finds himself staring down the specter of death in an unknown cavern.

ALIENS:  “Planet” is a stream-of-consciousness tale about the lives of alien octopi, called the Calamaris.  The primary activity of the Calamaris is cannibalism of their young.  A Calamari mother will have several thousand offspring in her life time, but she is only allowed to raise two.  It is common for infa

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