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Gramsci - Brave New Worlds - Dr Kevorkian - Spoons

Prison Notebooks by Antonio Gramsci(Columbia University Press £41.50)

All three volumes brought together in a box set. As Gramsci had to hide his work's true meaning from his fascist jailors the coded language can be obscure. But this classic work is a treasure trove of ideas.

Brave New Worlds by various authors (Night Shade books £11.99)

This collection of dystopian stories includes pieces by Nick Gaetano, Ursula K Le Guin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman and Philip K Dick among others.

God Bless You, Dr Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut (Seven Stories £7.99)

Vonnegut was commissioned to "interview" people in the afterlife for radio. This book records his accounts of talking to Mary Shelley, Shakespeare and others long since deceased.

Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon by Nathaniel Kusinitz and Jacinta Bunnell (PM Press £6.99)

This is a welcome subversive colouring book for all ages that defies the gender clichés of so many children's books. There are no princesses here.