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Book Review: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe By: Kij Johnson Published: August 16, 2016 The Rundown: “Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College.  When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.  But the journey sends her on a quest across the Dreamlands and into her own…… Continue reading Book Review: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson

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Book Review: New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson

New York 2140 By: Kim Stanley Robinson Published: March 14, 2017 The Rundown: “It is 2140.  The waters rose, submerging New York City.  But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been.  Though changed forever.  Every street became a canal.  Every skyscraper an island.  Through the eyes of the…… Continue reading Book Review: New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson

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Book Review: Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire #1), by Yoon Ha Lee

Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire #1) By: Yoon Ha Lee Published: June 14, 2016 The Rundown: “Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics.  Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has…… Continue reading Book Review: Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire #1), by Yoon Ha Lee

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Book Review: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1), by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) By: Suzanne Collins Published: September 14, 2008 The Rundown: “In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.  The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them…… Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1), by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: Snowed, by Maria Alexander

Snowed By: Maria Alexander Published: November 2, 2016 The Rundown: “Charity Jones is a 16-year-old engineering genius who’s much-bullied for being biracial and a skeptic at her conservative school in Oak County, California.  Everything changes when Charity’s social worker mother brings home a sweet teen runaway named Aidan to foster for the holidays.  Matched in…… Continue reading Book Review: Snowed, by Maria Alexander

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Book Review: The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle

The Ballad of Black Tom By: Victor LaValle Published: February 16, 2016 The Rundown: “People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn’t there.  Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father’s head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. …… Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle

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Book Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1), by John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) By: John Scalzi Published: March 21, 2017 The Rundown: “Our universe is ruled by physics and faster-than-light travel is not possible—until the discovery of The Flow, an extra-dimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transport us to other worlds, around other stars.  Humanity flows away…… Continue reading Book Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1), by John Scalzi