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Thin Air: A Novel by Richard K. Morgan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780345493125
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Published: Del Rey - October 23rd, 2018

For fans of Morgan's Altered Carbon comes another fast gritty mystery set on Mars. Hakan Veil is a cybernetic former merc coerced into a bodyguard job for an audit team from Earth. Like Takeshi Kovacs in Altered Carbon Hakan Veil is a shoot first, ask questions later character. Great pick if you want a kick-ass, cybernetic military murder mystery. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories by N. K. Jemisin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316491341
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Published: Orbit - November 27th, 2018

Reading these short stories feels equivalent to knowing someone before they were famous. Each one is a seed strong enough to grow into a great novel. For Jemisen's introduction alone - a powerful critique of the publishing industry, its response to afrofuturism, and its evolution over the years - I recommend this book. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, I was speaking to a dear friend of mine about the last book he had read, Zadie Smith’s On Beauty. He’d enjoyed it, he told me,  and he casually mentioned that it was the first time he had ever read a book written by a black woman.

He was 30.

“Not on purpose!” he insisted. “It’s just I love Asimov, Danielewski, Kerouac, Lovecraft, etc., and the brain always wants more of the same, and that genre just tends to be written by white men.”

Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) by Ann Leckie - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316246620
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Published: Orbit - October 2013

A person who was once a starship plans revenge against the one who killed her while wrestling with the unexpected and sometimes inconvenient humanity of herself. Featuring thorough worldbuilding, amazing characterization and a fascinatingly casual subversion of gender in writing, Ancillary Justice is a fast, engaging and engrossing read. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis

Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781101947883
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms." - Muriel Rukeyser
It's been 10 years since Chiang's masterful collection Stories of Your Life and Others, and rather than a hiatus Exhalation feels like a culmination. Like Black Mirror for scientific theory, the stories in this collection help us better see our universe by looking at it from every (inter-)dimension. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781451678185
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 17th, 2012

The Illustrated Man is a both a character and framing device for the stories in this collection: a former freakshow carnie whose skin is covered with tattoos that move and come alive, each story in this collection represented by a different living tattoo. Tales of space travel, telepathy, corporeal entities, and technology gone awry collide in this sci-fi classic. “The Veldt,” in particular, is Bradbury at his sinister best. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


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