Blind Date with a Book

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Don't judge a book by its cover ... judge them by these cryptic keywords, instead! A bookstore in Amsterdam wrapped a number of books in plain brown paper and taped hints like "Science-Fiction," "Ambiguous Utopia," "World Without Government," and "Brilliant Physicist" to help you guess the books inside.

"Try a blind date with a book!" The sign above the bin said, "With only the keywords as hints you can't judge these books by their cover. Purchase the book at the counter and unwrap. A great way to discover new books."

See if you can guess the titles of the books in the photo above.

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"Fantasy, Poker Tournament, Gambling demons and monsters, Underdog" Probably way wrong here but all I could think of was "Dungeons and dragons"...
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"Fevre Dream" is one of the worst books I have ever read. After having read Game of Thrones I was excited to find this book in a store and bought it. What a pot boiler. Had I read this book first I never would have read Game of Thrones.
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Exoskeletons vs Aliens may be "Starship Troopers", esp with Tom Cruise, although live/die/repeat sounds like Haldeman's "Forever War" series.
Mississippi Riverboat may be one of the "Riverworld" series.
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Fantasy, Mississippi, Riverboat, Pale Gentleman = George R.R. Martin's Fevre Dream?
Melted Arctic Icecap, Airship Pilot etc. = Tobias Buckell's Arctic Rising?
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