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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel
By September 9, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

The September 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 298 new reviews and 12 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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Webcomics Wednesday: Minna Sundberg’s Stand Still. Stay Silent.
By December 10, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Webcomics Wednesday: Minna Sundberg’s Stand Still. Stay Silent.

Webcomics Wednesday is a real treat for me. I spend my time perusing the internet looking for a good candidate, and I discover so much beautiful work. I’ve been writing about comics and graphic novels for a while, so it’s often not too tough to describe an artist’s illustrations. But other times it’s a real struggle, […]

Not Happily Ever After

Not Happily Ever After

When our best writers imagine a new society, it’s rarely filled with happy people, flying cars and Jetsons-style yummy food packs. No, these near futures or imagined places often emerge as the result of some catastrophic event of our own making. From classics like 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to popular teen titles The Giver, […]

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#Audies 2013

#Audies 2013

  The best audiobooks & narrators of the year, awarded by the Audio Publishers Association during the annual Gala event billed as the Oscars of audio. The celebration,  emceed by longtime friend and supporter of the audiobook industry writer Daniel Handler (better known as Lemony Snicket), took place at the New York Historical Society on May […]

If you like Douglas Adams…

If you like Douglas Adams…

Today is Douglas Adams’ birthday (thanks for the reminder, Google Doodle.) Though Adams’ side-splitting sci-fi is in a league by itself, there are a handful of authors who share his interest in interstellar absurdity. Fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide series might also enjoy the following. (Oh, and if you or an interested patron have never listened […]

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Hostile Questions: Paolo Bacigalupi
By January 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Hostile Questions: Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi really knows how to draw the hostility out of a questioner. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Printz, and a National Book Award finalist, he’s got just the kind of medal-laden shelf that I live to upend. So it’s freaking killing me that I can’t quite do it. Y’all read The Drowned Cities? […]

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31 Horror Films in 31 Days 2012: The Bloodcurdling Conclusion
By November 1, 2012 4 Comments Read More →

31 Horror Films in 31 Days 2012: The Bloodcurdling Conclusion

The fourth annual 31 Horror Films 31 Days Challenge is accomplished. And for the third year straight (let us never speak of 2009!) I claim victory. I prepared a full statement last night. And I quote: Bwa-ahaha-aha-hhah-ahahahaaha-a-ha-a-hahaha-hahh-ah-ahahahaah-ahah-haa-hah-ahahah-hahah-hahhha-a-ah-aaa-ha-ha-ah-aa-ha-haha-ha-ha-haha-a-aha-ha-ah-a-ha-hah-ah-a-aa-hahahaha-aha-ahah-h-ah-a-ha-haa-ah-a-ha-h–ha-hahhahahah-ah-ah-h-a-a-a-ha–a-h-ah-a-h-ah-a-a-h-ahhahahaha-ha-a-ha-h-ahaahhaa-h-a-ha-ha!!!!!!! End quote. This “victory” I speak of was not a comfortable one. I clawed through my 31st film […]

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Q & A: David Moody
By October 31, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Q & A: David Moody

David Moody, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, is the author of the Hater and Autumn series of post-apocalyptic novels. He’s also written a standalone novel, Trust, which features a group of aliens stranded on Earth. While very different in many ways, his books share a common theme: ordinary people tossed into […]

Hostile Questions: Carrie Ryan
By October 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Hostile Questions: Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan, Lawyer. What the heck was wrong with that? But no, drunk on the accomplishment of mastering U.S. law, this ambitious lass up and decided to burden the general populace with a few more volumes of bound pages. Hence The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Dark and Hollow Places. […]

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The Year of the Flood
By September 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

The Year of the Flood

The Greendale Public Library’s Greendale Reads title this month was The Year of the Flood (2009) by Margaret Atwood.  A dystopian novel, it moves back and forth through time plus is narrated by three different main characters.   Adam One is the cult leader who has predicted the Waterless Flood that appears to have actually happened, […]

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