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Book Review: Piercing, by Ryu Murakami

Piercing By: Ryu Murakami Translated By: Ralph McCarthy Published: March 27, 2007 by Penguin Books Page Count: 192 pages; paperback The Rundown: “A renaissance man for the postmodern age, Ryu Murakami—a musician, filmmaker (Tokyo Decadence), TV personality, and award-winning author—has gained a cult following in the West.  His first novel, Almost Transparent Blue, won Japan’s…… Continue reading Book Review: Piercing, by Ryu Murakami

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Book Review: United States of Japan, by Peter Tieryas

United States of Japan By: Peter Tieryas Published: March 1, 2016 by Angry Robot Page Count: 400 pages; paperback The Rundown: “Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War.  Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody believes Japan’s conduct in the war was anything but exemplary.  Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons—a shadowy group…… Continue reading Book Review: United States of Japan, by Peter Tieryas

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Book Review: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3), by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) By: Suzanne Collins Published: August 24, 2010 by Scholastic Press Page Count: 392 pages; hardcover The Rundown: “Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed.  Gale has escaped.  Katniss’s family is safe.  Peeta has been captured by the Capitol.  District 13 really does exist. …… Continue reading Book Review: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3), by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: Crosstalk, by Connie Willis

Crosstalk By: Connie Willis Published: September 20, 2016 by Del Rey Page Count: 498 pages; hardcover The Rundown: “In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage.  And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal—to…… Continue reading Book Review: Crosstalk, by Connie Willis

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Book Review: The Jewel and Her Lapidary, by Fran Wilde

The Jewel and Her Lapidary By: Fran Wilde Published: May 3, 2016 by Tor.com Page Count: 96 pages; paperback The Rundown: “Buried beneath the layers of a traveler’s guide is a hidden history: two kingdoms, powerful gems, and the even more powerful Lapidaries who bind them.  Lin and Sima, caught in a web of intrigue…… Continue reading Book Review: The Jewel and Her Lapidary, by Fran Wilde

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Book Review: The Stars are Legion, by Kameron Hurley

The Stars are Legion By: Kameron Hurley Published: February 7, 2017 by Saga Press Page Count: 380 pages; hardcover The Rundown: “Somewhere on the outer edge of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars.  For generations, a war for control of the Legion…… Continue reading Book Review: The Stars are Legion, by Kameron Hurley

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Book Review: Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty

Six Wakes By: Mur Lafferty Published: January 31, 2017 by Orbit Page Count: 364 pages; paperback The Rundown: “A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer—before they kill again.  It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood.  At…… Continue reading Book Review: Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty