Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore -t a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco shop..The store's tiny clientele never buy-they "borrow" obscure tomes..Fascinated, Clay starts treating the store like a code to be cracked-and when he does, he enters a bigger and stranger world than he ever could have imagined....Like a 21st-century mash-up of Haruki Murakami, Umberto Eco and Neal Stephenson, Robin Sloan has created a wondrous and witty new literary fantasy-open 24 hours!
If you loved A Wrinkle In Time, you should read Karen Russell's Swamplandia!
ADULT (SCI-FI) Lock In (Lock In, #1), 2014. Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches, but 1% find themselves "lockedin"--fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. Nothing can restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in, but two new technologies will allow them to interact with others once again.