10 Nonexistent Books to Read Before You Die

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Tired of predictable plot lines and shallow characters in the world of existing literature? Then perhaps it's high time you perused the shelves of nonexistence, where poisoned pages of magic, horror and mystery await your tongue-moistened thumb. So join me in the Library of Babel as we consider 10 mind-rending tomes that burn in a state of quantum superposition betwixt the real world and the imagined.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.