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The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth (1952, scifi) – Satire in which copyrighter Mitch Courtenay is told by his company to build a campaign to sell volunteers to colonise and terraform Venus.

Vortex (Sten #7) by Bunch and Cole (1992, scifi) – Unable to halt the Empire’s decline alone, the Eternal Emperor calls on Sten, master spy and military strategist, to quell a civil war brewing in the Altaic Cluster.

The Rover by Mel Odom (2001, fantasy) – Shanghaied by dwarven pirates, Edgewick Lamplighter, a lowly halfling librarian employed by the Great Library, finds himself faced with the life of adventure and peril he has always wantedand feared.

The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany (1924, fantasy)- A young prince ventures into a mysterious forest in search of the land of Faerie and of a princess bride, in one of the landmarks of modern fantasy fiction.

Any unread Nero Wolfe story by Rex Stout (193x-196x, mystery) – The portly, sedentary detective solves another case with the help of wise-cracking sidekick, Archie Goodwin.

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