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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: 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: 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: Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1), by Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1) By: Veronica Roth Published: January 17, 2017 The Rundown: “Cyra is the sister of a brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people.  Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies.  But Cyra is much more than just a blade in…… Continue reading Book Review: Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1), by Veronica Roth

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Book Review: Audition, by Ryu Murakami

Audition By: Ryu Murakami Translated by: Ralph McCarthy Published: December 1997 (translated January 5, 2009) The Rundown: “Documentary-maker Aoyama hasn’t dated anyone in the seven years since the death of his beloved wife, Ryoko.  Now even his teenage son Shige has suggested he think about remarrying.  So when his best friend Yoshikawa comes up with…… Continue reading Book Review: Audition, by Ryu Murakami

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Review: The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells

The Island of Dr. Moreau By: H.G. Wells Published: 1896 The Rundown: Edward Prendick, a gentleman and a scholar, is shipwrecked upon an island run by the scientist Dr. Moreau.  Moreau is an accomplished vivisectionist who performs ghastly experiments on a variety of animals.  He and his alcoholic assistant, Dr. Montgomery, are the only normal…… Continue reading Review: The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells