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Reamde: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - The breathtaking tale of a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, Reamde is a new high—and a new world—for the remarkable Neal Stephenson. Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, heartbreaking, and he makes them funny, and thrilling.
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Undertow: A NovelSpectra #ad - But beneath novo haven’s murky waters, reedy banks, and back alleys, within its tangled bayous, revolution is stirring. And some of those people have secrets worth hiding, secrets that can change the future–assuming there is one. It’s called the art of conjuring, and it’s André’s only route to freedom.
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