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Originally published Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:15 AM

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A ‘green’ world and a reprinted Asian-American classic

New books by Seattle-area authors include a new sci-fi adventure by Django Wexler, a dystopian fantasy of a “green” government by Brian Herbert, a reprint of “No-No Boy” and the story of two kids whose house contains an ancient evil.


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“The Shadow Throne” by Django Wexler (Roc, $25.95). In this science-fiction adventure, the second installment in the “Shadow Campaigns” series, queen-to-be Raesinia tries to break free from the iron grip of evil Duke Orlanko. The book aims at fans of history, military and fantasy. Wexler lives in Seattle.

“The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma” by Brian Herbert(Tor, $25.99). In the year 2061, North and South America are under one utopian government — “the Green States of America ” — and citizens are being relocated to dense reservations so that most land can be reverted to nature. Herbert, son of Frank Herbert (“Dune”) and a prolific science-fiction author, lives on Bainbridge Island.

“No-No Boy” by John Okada (UW Press, $19.95). A reprint of the groundbreaking Asian-American classic, first published in 1957, “No-No Boy” tells the story of a young man who refuses to pledge his loyalty to the United States after it interned him and his family during World War II. Okada was born in Seattle and died of a heart attack at age 47.

“Beyond the Door: Time Out of Time” by Maureen Doyle McQuerry (Amulet, $16.95). For ages 10-13: Timothy James can’t get his older sister, Sarah, to believe that he saw actual mythical creatures — in their house. The siblings, along with Jessica, a girl who bullies Timothy at school, must fight an ancient evil and find strength in each other. McQuerry lives in Richland.



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