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Book Review: Strange Practice, by Vivian Shaw (Dr. Greta Helsing #1)

Strange Practice (Dr. Greta Helsing #1) By: Vivian Shaw Published: July 25, 2017 by Orbit Length: 320 pages; Kindle The Rundown: “Greta Helsing inherited the family’s highly specialized, and highly peculiar, medical practice.  In her consulting rooms, Dr. Helsing treats the undead for a host of ills—vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy…… Continue reading Book Review: Strange Practice, by Vivian Shaw (Dr. Greta Helsing #1)

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Book Review: Annihilation (Southern Reach #1), by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation (Southern Reach #1) By: Jeff VanderMeer Published: February 4, 2014 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Length: 195 pages; paperback The Rundown: “Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades.  Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization.  The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic…… Continue reading Book Review: Annihilation (Southern Reach #1), by Jeff VanderMeer

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Book Review: “Rain,” by Joe Hill

“Rain” from Strange Weather By: Joe Hill Published: October 24, 2017 by William Morrow Length: 102 pages The Rundown: “On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover.  ‘Rain’ explores this escalating apocalyptic event,…… Continue reading Book Review: “Rain,” by Joe Hill

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Book Review: “Aloft,” By Joe Hill

“Aloft,” from Strange Weather By: Joe Hill Published: October 24, 2017 by William Morrow Length: 98 pages The Rundown: “A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump… and winds up castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s Island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its…… Continue reading Book Review: “Aloft,” By Joe Hill

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Book Review: Meddling Kids, by Edgar Cantero

Meddling Kids By: Edgar Cantero Published: July 11, 2017 by Doubleday Books Length: 322 pages; hardcover The Rundown: “1990. The teen detectives once known as the Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in the Zoinx River Valley in Oregon) are all grown up and haven’t seen each other since their…… Continue reading Book Review: Meddling Kids, by Edgar Cantero

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Book Review: Final Girls, by Mira Grant

Final Girls By: Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) Published: April 30, 2017 by Subterranean Press Length: 112 pages The Rundown: “What if you could fix the worst parts of yourself by confronting your worst fears? Dr. Jennifer Webb has invented proprietary virtual reality technology that purports to heal psychological wounds by running clients through scenarios straight…… Continue reading Book Review: Final Girls, by Mira Grant

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Book Review: “Loaded,” By Joe Hill

“Loaded,” from Strange Weather By: Joe Hill Published: October 24, 2017 by William Morrow Page Count: 142 pages The Rundown: “In ‘Loaded,’ a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement.  But under the glare of the spotlights, his story…… Continue reading Book Review: “Loaded,” By Joe Hill