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Deathless by Catherynne M Valente (2013)
a pretty damn magical retelling of the history of stalinist russia, cleverly re-imagined as a fairytale. another classic.
Jerusalem Poker by Edward Whittemore (1978)
the second of the unappreciated Jerusalem Quartet, about a 12-year game of poker played for the secret control of the ancient city. Mad genius.