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1. What decade did these books come out?

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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Not even the offspring of a god can escape the shame of an embarrassing parent.

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Toxin: The Cunning Of Bacterial Poisons by Alistair Lax
How bacterial toxins break down our defences so effectively, and the stories of people who have struggled to understand them.

The Walking Dead: The Heart    
The Walking Dead: The Heart's Desire by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn
The fourth volume in the Walking Dead series sees the survivors fight heartbreak and fears that they are becoming increasingly savage.

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Vellum by Hal Duncan
A young man steals an ancient book that transports him to a different version of reality. But a supernatural war is brewing, and nothing is as it seems in this complex narrative. The first volume in The Book Of All Hours series.


2. What decade was this book first released?

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A Destiny of Fools by Ejner Fulsang
The human race is dying out, and Sophie Zapata isn't convinced it deserves to be saved.


3. Name the title of this book.

This fantasy book by Trudi Canavan was published in 2001. It has a female protagonist.

The first book in the Black Magician trilogy.


4. Name the title of this book.

This alternative history book by Oisin McGann was published in 2007. It is suitable for young adult readers. It features a male main character.

Nate Wildenstern hunts for his brother's murderer in a historic version of Ireland populated by living machines.


5. Name the author from the description

1960 was the year this writer was born. This author writes comics and fantasy novels, and his work has been adapted into a number of films.

Their books include the following titles:

Anansi Boys


6. Name the author of the following book

All Systems Red
A rogue security android with a fear of human interaction is embroiled in a crisis when things go badly wrong for a peaceful scientific mission. The first novella in the Murderbot series.

This science fiction book was published in 2017.


7. Which genre best suits the following books?

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The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

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Hunted by G. X. Todd

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Saga Volume Nine by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

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