Books Read & Discussed

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Books Read & Discussed
Also See:  Authors & Books
Is there really anything as wonderful as falling into a good book?
Books Read & Discussed focuses on the hundreds of books examined at any of the Association's Book Discussion Groups, both those currently meeting and those which are inactive.  Books Read contains links to the individual S F A B C Pages for each of these books, as well as links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, GoodReads or Wikipedia.
At the present time we have three active book discussion groups:
          Monsters of Horror focuses on works featuring supernatural creatures and meets on the first Thursday of the month in the café of Barnes & Noble in Hackensack, New Jersey.
          Young Fantasy Reads spotlights current and classic fantasy and science fiction books targeted at teens and children.  It meets on the third Thursday of each month at Barnes & Noble in Paramus, New Jersey.
          The Month End Book Group alternates between new and old works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.  It meets on the last weeknight of the month in the food court of the Paramus Park Mall in Paramus, New Jersey.
We also have on line discussions at the SFABC (nj) Book&Author Google Group.
Authors & Books
Books Read & Discussed is a sister Page to Authors & Books.  The Pages are related but distinct.  For example, Books
Read & Discussed has an individual entry for each of the individual books by Jim Butcher we have discussed at one of our
gatherings.  Authors & Books has one entry for Jim Butcher, a link to the author's website, and a list of all titles discussed
by our book groups.
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Alphabetic List of Books Discussed:
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories edited by Robert Weinberg et al.
1632 by Eric Flint
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1984 by George Orwell
2001:  A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke
2010:  Odyssey Two by Arthur C Clarke
Aftermath, The by Samuel Florman
Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Android's Dream, The by John Scalzi
Andromeda Strain, The by Michael Crichton
Anno Dracula by Kim Stanley Robinson
Arena by Fredric Brown
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Ariel by Stephen Boyett
Atrocity Archives, The by Charles Stross
Audrey's Door by Sarah Langan
Awakenings by Edward Lazellari
Axis by Robert Charles Wilson
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Babel-17 by Samuel R Delany
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Babylon 5:  Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
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Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
Better Off Undead edited by Daniel Hoyt and Martin Greenberg
Beyond Singularity edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
Big Over Easy, The by Jasper Fforde
Bios by Robert Charles Wilson
Bite (Anthology)
Bite by Richard Laymon
Bite Marks by Terence Taylor
Black Carousel, The by Charles L Grant
Black Cloud, The by Fred Hoyle
Black Lightning by John Saul
Bladerunner (aka Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) by Philip K Dick
Blood and Iron by Elizabeth Bear
Blood Countess, The by Andrei Cordescu
Blood of the Covenant by Brent Monahan
Blood Pressure by Terence Taylor
Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
Bloodsuckers edited by Otto Penzler
Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
Book of Common Dread, The by Brent Monahan
Book of Cthulhu, The edited by Ross E Lockhart
Bored of the Rings by Harvey Beard and Douglas Kinney
Brass by Robert Conley
Brave New World by George Orwell
Buffy / Angel:  The Burning by Nancy Holder and Jeff Mariotte
Bug Park by James Hogan
Burning Chrome by William Gibson
Bustin' by Minda Webber
Canticle for Leibowtz, A by Walter Miller Jr
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Carnivore by Leigh Clark
Carrie by Stephen King
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Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
Case of Conscience, A by James Blish
Cassini Division, The by Ken McLeod
Caves of Steel, The by Isaac Asimov
Celestial Matters by Richard Garfinkle
Charmed Death, A by Madelyn Alt
Chasing the Moon by A Lee Martinez
Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke
Children of the Night by Dan Simmons
Chindi by Jack McDevitt
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Chronoliths, The by Robert Charles Wilson
Circuit of Heaven by Dennis Danvers
Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan
Citizens edited by John Ringo and Brian Thomsen
City by Clifford Simak
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Classic Horror Stories:  16 Legendary Stories of the Supernatural edited by Charles Coulombe
Clockwork Orange, A  by Anthony Burgess
Color Out of Space, The by H P Lovecraft
Communion by Whitley Strieber
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Conan the Barbarian by Robert E Howard
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
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Crashlander by Larry Niven
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Contact by Carl Sagan
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Crashed aka Shattered by Robin Wasserman
..........Retitled When Republished as Shattered.
Cravings (editor not credited)
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stepehenson
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Currents of Space, The by Isaac Asimov
Dark Delicacies edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb
Dark Delicacies 2:  Fear edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb
Dark Destiny by Christine Feehan
Darker Crimson, A by Carolyn Jewel
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear
Dawn of the Vampire by William Hill
Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Day Shift by Charlaine Harris
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Dead and Dateless by Kimberly Raye
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Dead and Loving It editor not identified
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Dead Matter by Anton Strout
Dead On my Feet by William Mark Simmons
Dead To Me by Anton Strout
Dead To the World by Charlaine Harris
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Death Masks by Jim Butcher
Death's Daughter by Amber Benson
Deepness in the Sky, A by Vernor Vinge
Demolished Man, The by Alfred Bester
Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz
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Desperation by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)
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Devil's Alphabet, The by Daryl Gregory
Devil's Brood, The by David Jacobs
Devil's Night, The by David Jacobs
Devil You Know, The by Mike Carey
Dhampir by Barb and J C Hendee
Difference Engine, The by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
Dimension Next Door, The edited by Kerrie Hughes & Martin Greenberg
Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire
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Donovan's Brain by Curt Siodmak
Double Star by Robert Heinlein
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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Dracula:  Asylum by Paul Witcover
Dracula in London edited by P N Elrod
Dragonflight by Anne Mc Caffrey
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Dr Strangelove by Peter George
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Duel by Richard Matheson
Dune by Frank Herbert
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Dykstra's War by Jeffrey Kooistra
Earth by David Brin
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Earth Abides by George R Stewart
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Earthling by Tony Daniel
Einstein's Bridge by John Cramer
Empire State by Adam Christopher
Enders' Game by Orson Scott Card
..........Wikipedia Entry:'s_Game
Engines of God, The by Jack McDevitt
Escapement by Jay Lake
Eyre Affair, The by Jasper Fforde
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fail Safe by Eugen Burdick and J Harvey Wheeler 
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Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov
Far-Seer by Robert Sawyer
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Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein
Fear by L Ron Hubbard
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Fine Prey by Scott Westerfeld
Fire upon the Deep, A by Vernor Vinge
Firestar by Michael Flynn
Firethorn by Sarah Micklem.
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Flatland by Edwin Abbott
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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
Forever War, The by Joe Haldeman
Forge of Mars, The by Bruce Balfour
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Frankenstein Legacy, The by Christopher Schildt
From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
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Frozen aka Skinned by Robin Wassermann
..........Originally issued as Skinned, the book was retitled when rereleased.
Galactic Patrol by E E Smith
Gateway by Fredrick Pohl
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Ghost Brigades, The by John Scalzi
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
Ghosts by Noel Hynd
Gifts of Blood by Susan Petrey
Gil's All Fright Diner by A Lee Martinez
Girl's Guide to Guns & Monsters, A edited by Martin Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes
Glory Road by Robert Heinlein
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Go, Mutants! by Larry Doyle
Gods Themselves, The by Isaac Asimov
Golden Age, The by John Wright
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Green Hills of Earth, The by Robert Heinlein
Green Mile, The by Stephen King
Green War by Stephen Gould and Laura Mixon
Guilty Pleasures by Laurel K Hamilton
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Habeas Corpses by Wm Mark Simmons
Harvest, The by Scott Nicholson
Haunting of Hill House, The by Shirley Jackson
Heartwood by Barbara Campbell
Heavy Planet by Hal Clement
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Hell To Pay by Simon Green
Hex in the City by Simon Green
Hobbit, The by J R R Tolkien
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Hollower, The by Mary SanGiovanni
House of Doors by Brian Lumley
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Human for a Day edited by Jennifer Brozek and Martin Greenberg
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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I Am Dracula by C Dean Anderson
I Am Legend and Other Stories by Richard Matheson 
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
..........Wikipedia Entry:,_Robot
I, Vampire by Michael Romkey
I'm the Vampire, That's Why by Michele Bardsley
Ilium by Dan Simmons
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Illegal Alien by Robert Sawyer
Illustrated Man, The by Ray Bradbury
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Thomas Roche
Independence Day by Dean Devlin
Infernal Devices by K W Jeter
Insomnia by Stephen King
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Integral Trees, The by Larry Niven
Invisible Man, The by H G Wells
Invoker, The by Jon Merz
Jhereg by Stephen Brust
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Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
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Just One Sip editor not credited
Keeper, The by Sarah Langan
Kiln People by David Brin
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Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher
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Land That Time Forgot, The by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Last Unicorn, The by Peter Beagle
Last Vampire, The by Christopher Pike
Lathe of Heaven, The by Ursula K Le Guin
Laughing Corpse, The by Laurell Hamilton
Left Hand of Darkness, The by Ursula K Le Guin
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The by Washington Irving
Lethe by Tricia Sullivan
Light of Other Days, The by Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
London Vampire Panic, The by Michael Romkey
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
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Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite
Lost World, The by Michael Crichton
Lost World, The by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Lottery & Other Stories, The by Shirley Jackson
Love & Rockets edited by Martin Greenberg & Kerrie Huges
Loved Dead, The by H P Lovecraft and Others
Love in Vein edited by Poppy Z Brite
Love in Vein 2 edited by Poppy Z Brite
Lurker at the Threshold, The by H P Lovecraft 
Mainspring by Jay Lake
Majyk by Accident by Esther Friesner
Manifold Time by Stephen Baxter
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Manitou Blood by Graham Masterton
Manta's Gift by Timothy Zahn
Man Who Sold the Moon, The by Robert Heinlein
Many Faces of Van Helsing, The edited by Jeanne Cavelos
Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen
Martian Chronicles, The by Ray Bradbury
Martians, The by Kim Stanley Robinson
Maximum Light by Nancy Kress
Med Ship by Murray Leinster
Men in Black by Steve Perry
Menace from Earth, The by Robert Heinlein
Mind of my Mind by Octavia Butler
..........Wikipedia Patternist Series Entry:
Minion by L A Banks
..........Wikipedia Vampire Huntress Entry:
Missing, The by Sarah Langan
Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement
Mists of Avalon, The by Marian Zimmer Bradley
Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
Monster by A Lee Martinez
Monster Calls, A by Patrick Ness
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
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Mother of Storms by John Barnes
Multiplex Man, The by James Hogan
Mummy, The by Max Allan Collins
Mummy, The by Anne Rice
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My Favorite Fantasy Story edited by Martin Greenberg
My Favorite Horror Story edited by Mike Baker and Martin Greenberg
My Favorite Science Fiction Story edited by Martin Greenberg
Mysterious Island, The by Jules Verne
Mystery Walk by Robert Mc Cammon
Name of the Rose, The by Umberto Eco
Necroscope by Brian Lumley
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Neuromancer by William Gibson
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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Night Freight by Robert Pronzini
Night of Dracula by Christopher Schildt
Night Shifted by Cassie Alexander
Night Tourist, The by Katherine Marsh
Nightwings by Robert Silverberg
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Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
Norse Code by Greg van Eekhout
Not of Woman Born edited by Constance Ash
Off Season by Jack Ketchum
Old Friend of the Family, An by Fred Saberhagen
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
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Orphans of the Sky by Robert Heinlein
Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
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Permanence by Karl Schroeder
Phobos by Ty Drago
Pod by Stephen Wallenfels
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Podkayne of Mars by Robert Heinlein
Poltergeist by Kat Richardson
Postman, The by David Brin
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Powers of Detection edited by Dana Stabenow
Precipice, The by Ben Bova
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Graham-Smith and Jane Austen
Princess Bride, The by William Goldman
Princess of Mars, A by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Proxies by Laura Mixon
Puppet Masters, The by Robert Heinlein
Quick, The by Dan Vining
Quintessence by David Walton
Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven
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Redshirts by John Scalzi
Reiffen's Choice by S C Butler
Relic, The by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
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Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke
Return, The by Bentley Little
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
Ridge, The by Michael Koryta
Ringworld by Larry Niven
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Rolling Stones, The by Robert Heinlein
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
Roverandum by J R R Tolkien
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Salem's Lot by Stephen King
..........Wikipedia Entry:'Salem's_Lot
Scorpio Races, The by Maggie Stiefvater
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
Shadows Fall by Simon Green
Shattered by Robin Wasserman
Shining, The by Stephen King
Silk Code, The by Paul Levinson
..........Wikipedia Phil D'Amato Entry:'Amato
Silmarillion, The by J R R Tolkien
Silver Wolf, The by Alice Borchardt
Sirens of Titan, The by Kurt Vonnegut Jr
Sisters of the Night edited by Barbara Hambly and Martin Greenberg
Sixth Column by Robert Heinlein
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Skewed Throne, The by Joshua Palmatier
Skinned aka Frozen by Robin Wasserman
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Slan by A E Van Vogt
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Small Favor by Jim Butcher
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Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
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Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
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Soldier of the Mist by Gene Wolfe
Sparrow, The by Mary Doria Russell
Spell for Chameleon, A by Piers Anthony
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
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Star Beast, The by Robert Heinlein
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Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
Startide Rising by David Brin
Star Trek, Corps of Engineers:  Oaths by Glenn Hauman
Star Trek, Enterprise:  By the Book by Dean Smith and Kathryn Kristine Rusch
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Stone Canal, The by Ken McLeod
Strange Cast of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy Collins
Sunshine by Robin Mc Kinley
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Supernatural:  Bone Key by Keith De Candido
Supernatural:  Nevermore by Keith De Candido
Tales Before Tolkien edited by Douglas Anderson
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Terminator, The:  Endgame by James Robinson
Terraforming Earth by Jack Williamson
Terror, The by Dan Simmons
They Thirst by Robert Mc Cammon
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Thief of Always, The by Clive Barker
Thinner by Stephen King
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Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll -- See:  Alice in Wonderland
Time Machine, The by H G Wells
Timescape by Gregory Benford
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Tomorrow Sucks edited by Toni Weisskopf and Greg Cox
Traveling Vampire Show, The by Richard Laymon
Triage edited by Matthew Johnson
Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein 
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
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Ubik by Philip K Dick
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Undead and Unappreciated by MaryJanice Davidson
Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson
Undead and Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson
Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davidson
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane
Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco
Vampire De Sade by Mary Ann Mitchell
Vampire Hunter by Michael Romkey
Vampire Journals, The by Traci Brierly
Vampire Princess, The by Michael Romkey
Vampire Sextet, The edited by Marvin Kaye
Vampire Virus, The by Michael Romkey
Vampire's Promise, The by Caroline Cooney
Vampires by John Steakley
Vampires Among Us by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Vampyrric by Simon Clark
Vicious Circle by Mike Carey
Violets Are Blue by James Patterson
Virtual Light by William Gibson
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Vortex by Robert Charles Wilson
Walking Up Screaming by H P Lovecraft
Walton Experience, The (aka Fire In the Sky:  The Walton Experience by Travis Walton
Warlock in Spite of Himself, The by Christopher Stasheff
Warrior's Apprentice, The by Lois McMaster Bujold
..........Wikipedia Vorkosigan Saga Entry:
Wasteland of Flint by Thomas Harlan
Watchers in the Night by Jenna Black
Watership Down by Richard Adams
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Wave, The by Walter Mosley
(Way Station by Clifford Simak)
Wee Free Men, The by Terry Prattchett
Wellstone, The by Wil Mc Carthy
What Does a Martian Look Like? by Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen
Wheelers by Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen
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Witches of Karras, The by James Schmitz
Witching Hour, The by Anne Rice
Witch World by Andre Norton
Wizard of Earthsea, A by Ursula K Le Guin
Wolfman, The by Nicholas Pekearo
Wolf Man, The:  Hunter's Moon by Michael Jan Friedman
Wrinkle in Time, A by Madeleine L' Engle
Xanadu edited by Jane Yolen
Years of Rice and Salt, The by Kim Stanley Robinson
Zombies Vs Unicorns edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier
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