Genre - Fiction

UTOPiAcon 2024 EDITION
Embark on a thrilling journey into the heart of the wild with “Kingdom of Claws: A Kingdom Shifters Novel.”
In a world hidden within our own, magical beings live among us, capable of transforming into majestic animals… if they find their mate. Kingdoms of these enigmatic beings, called beastwalkers, have existed for centuries, each species governed by their own regal king and queen. One thing the courts crave above all else are the animi—human females who c… Read More

“Three Men in a Boat” by Jerome K. Jerome is a classic comedic novel first published in 1889.  It is a comedic masterpiece that chronicles the misadventures of three friends as they embark on a boating holiday along the Thames River. Jerome, who also serves as the narrator, weaves a tale filled with witty observations and humorous reflections on the peculiarities of Victorian society. Accompanied by Jerome’s mischievous dog, Montmorency, the friends navigate a series of humoro… Read More

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” a seminal work of feminist literature published in 1892, immerses readers in the unsettling world of a woman grappling with confinement, mental illness, and societal oppression. Through a gripping first-person narrative, Gilman masterfully unravels the inner turmoil of a character confronted with the confines of a room adorned with yellow wallpaper. The story unfolds with haunting intensity, as her struggles against a dismissiv… Read More

In the shadows of 1970s New York, half-fae private detective John “Ironwood” Irons navigates a treacherous underworld of dark magic and ancient feuds. With his quick wit, iron will, and mastery of the faerie arts, he takes on cases that no mere mortal could hope to crack, delving deep into the city’s seedy underbelly and the twisted machinations of its otherworldly denizens. But when a routine investigation into a missing person case leads him to a mysterious figure known as th… Read More

“Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo is a monumental work of literature that delves into the intricacies of human suffering, redemption, and the pursuit of justice in 19th-century France. The novel intricately weaves together the lives of its diverse cast of characters, from the noble-hearted Jean Valjean to the relentless Inspector Javert, the tragic Fantine, and the idealistic revolutionary Marius Pontmercy. Through their intersecting narratives, Hugo paints a vivid portrait of a socie… Read More

Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” first published in 1884, is a cornerstone of American literature that explores themes of freedom, friendship, and moral growth through the journey of a young boy named Huck Finn. Escaping from his abusive father, Huck embarks on a raft journey down the Mississippi River, accompanied by Jim, a runaway slave seeking freedom. Their adventures and encounters with various characters reveal the social and racial injustices of the pre-Civ… Read More

“The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1850, is a classic work of American literature that delves into themes of sin, guilt, and redemption. Set in 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts, the novel follows Hester Prynne, a woman who bears an illegitimate child and is condemned to wear a scarlet letter “A” (for “adulteress”) on her chest as a mark of shame.
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“The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, first published in 1906, is a seminal work of American literature that exposes the harsh realities of the meatpacking industry in Chicago. Sinclair’s novel follows the life of Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America with dreams of prosperity, only to encounter exploitation, poverty, and despair. Through Jurgis’s harrowing experiences, Sinclair sheds light on the appalling working conditions, corruption, and lack of sani… Read More

“By Design” by J. Boykin Baker is a contemporary novel that delves into themes of faith, love, and personal growth.
When a young interior designer discovers that the exciting new man in her life is hiding a heart wrenching secret, she realizes it will take a lot more than sparks to ignite this romance.
This first novel in the By Design series is an emotional Christian romance that is guaranteed to touch the heart of anyone who has experienced the breathtaking intensity of a new lov… Read More

“Backed by the Law” by Louis Masterson is a gripping Western novel that transports readers to the rugged landscapes of the American frontier.  Hardened by years of confronting outlaws and facing danger head-on, Kane embodies the spirit of the Old West with his unwavering commitment to justice and his relentless pursuit of those who break the law.
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“The Cougar Diaries Trilogy” by Jillian Godsil aka Aoife Brennan, is a bold and captivating exploration of modern relationships, self-discovery, and empowerment. Godsil skillfully captures the emotional depth and evolving dynamics of relationships. The book resonates with readers by addressing universal themes of love, self-acceptance, and the courage to defy societal expectations. Her narrative is both candid and humorous, providing a fresh perspective on the trials and triumphs of … Read More

“On the Nature of Things” (De Rerum Natura) by Titus Lucretius Carus is a seminal work of ancient Roman literature and philosophy, written in the 1st century BCE. This epic poem, composed in six books, aims to explain the physical world through the lens of Epicurean philosophy, which Lucretius ardently followed.
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“Winnie-the-Pooh” by A. A. Milne is a beloved classic of children’s literature, first published in 1926. The book introduces readers to the enchanting world of the Hundred Acre Wood, where the lovable bear Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends embark on delightful adventures. Milne’s charming storytelling, coupled with E. H. Shepard’s iconic illustrations, brings to life the whimsical characters of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and others.
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New York Times Joseph Nassise continues his internationally bestselling Templar Chronicles series with Fall of Night!
Nassise’s rich character development and immersive world-building make “Fall of Night” a compelling read for fans of dark urban fantasy. His skilled storytelling plunges readers into a world where the lines between reality and the supernatural blur, with vivid descriptions and relentless pacing that keep readers on edge.
 
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“Bulldog Drummond” by H. C. McNeile, writing under the pseudonym Sapper, was first published in 1920. The novel introduces readers to Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond, an iconic figure in early 20th-century British adventure fiction. Drummond, a daring and resourceful ex-World War I officer, seeks excitement and purpose in a peacetime world. Bored with civilian life, he offers his services as a troubleshooter, quickly attracting attention for his fearless spirit and imposing prese… Read More

Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron” transports readers to 14th-century Italy during the devastating Black Death. In this vivid narrative, ten young Florentines—seven women and three men—flee their plague-stricken city to seek refuge in a serene villa in the countryside. To pass the time and keep their spirits high, they each take turns telling stories over ten days, culminating in a rich tapestry of one hundred diverse tales.
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“Cleopatra” by H. Rider Haggard is a historical novel published in 1889. Set in the ancient world, it blends historical facts with Haggard’s flair for adventure and romance. The story follows Harmachis, a young Egyptian prince destined to overthrow the Greek Ptolemaic dynasty and restore native rule to Egypt. His journey is fraught with danger and intrigue as he navigates the treacherous political landscape of ancient Egypt, where alliances shift like sand dunes in the desert.
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“Beowulf,” an epic poem composed in Old English, presents a rich tapestry of heroism, valor, and the struggle between good and evil. Set in Scandinavia, the poem introduces Beowulf, a noble warrior renowned for his unmatched strength and courage. The story unfolds in a world filled with formidable monsters, ancient feuds, and grand halls where warriors gather to celebrate their victories and share tales of their exploits. The vivid imagery and powerful language transport readers to a… Read More

Richard Marsh’s “The Beetle” captivates readers with its thrilling blend of horror and mystery, set against the backdrop of late 19th-century London. Published in 1897, the novel weaves a tale of terror as it follows the sinister figure of a shape-shifting Egyptian beetle that wreaks havoc on the lives of those it encounters. The narrative unfolds through multiple perspectives, each adding layers of suspense and intrigue to the story. Marsh’s ability to create a palpable … Read More

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Tales of the Jazz Age” captures the essence of the Roaring Twenties with a vibrant collection of short stories that explore the era’s exuberance, excess, and underlying disillusionment. Published in 1922, this anthology reflects Fitzgerald’s keen observations of the social dynamics and cultural shifts that defined the Jazz Age. Each story delves into different facets of the time, from the flamboyant lifestyles of the rich and glamorous to the … Read More

“Lysistrata” by Aristophanes is a timeless Greek comedy that unfolds against the backdrop of the Peloponnesian War, offering a bold and satirical commentary on the folly of war and the power of women. Written in the 5th century BCE, Aristophanes’ play centers around the eponymous heroine, Lysistrata, who hatches a daring plan to end the war by convincing the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands until they agree to negotiate peace. As Lysistrata̵… Read More

“Droll Stories” by Honoré de Balzac is a collection of ribald and satirical tales set in medieval France, filled with humor, wit, and irreverence. Balzac, a prolific French novelist and playwright, penned these tales in the mid-19th century as a departure from his more serious literary works, aiming to entertain and amuse his readers with bawdy and risqué narratives. Through a series of colorful characters and outrageous scenarios, Balzac explores the foibles and follies of human n… Read More

Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” transports readers to the vibrant and diverse world of medieval England, offering a panoramic view of society through the lens of a group of pilgrims journeying to the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. Written in Middle English in the late 14th century, Chaucer’s magnum opus is a rich tapestry of storytelling, wit, and social commentary. Through a series of interconnected tales told by a colorful cast of characters from vario… Read More

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The Heist On Alpha Extended Special Edition includes the action-packed graphic novel, two spin-off short comics, and over 60 pages of extras. Immerse yourself in a high-octane adventure across alternate versions of Earth that reinvents the heist genre for a new generation.
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