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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (2014) Becky Chambers

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (2014) Becky Chambers I lucked into this great book at my local library.   Rosemary Harper is a rich girl trying to escape from a family scandal. She ends up part of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Waking Gods. (2017)

Waking Gods (2017) Sylvain Neuvel Well I guessed Giants Awake so not that far off. In this – Book 2 (of three?) – we find that the aliens come in 13 robots and rain havoc on the Earth. Death rays … Continue reading

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Roboteer (2015) Alex Lamb Humans have a little problem.   An advanced race is testing us to see if we are worthy to join the cosmic community.   A novel concept in science fiction. The twist here is that the aliens (The … Continue reading

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Get Well Soon (2017) Jennifer Wright

Get Well Soon (2017) Jennifer Wright The subtitle is: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them. This is one of my favorite non-fiction books.   Jennifer Wright not only reviews the major diseases of history, their biologic basis, symptoms … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sleeping Giants (2016) Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants (2016) Sylvain Neuvel An interesting SF concept – Aliens leave a weapon on Earth that we recover and learn to use – NOT. OK, Pretty overused concept but I really like this book. Kara, the tough soldier who … Continue reading

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The Genius of Birds (2016) Jennifer Ackerman

Genius of Birds (2016) Jennifer Ackerman Jennifer Ackerman is a science writer who does her homework. She travels across the world to bring us the story of the brains and behavior of birds. A big project! Think of all of … Continue reading

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Channel Blue (2014). Jay Martel

Channel Blue (2014) Jay Martel Perry Bunt is a screenwriter / teacher at a local community college. Through ineptitude and bad luck his career in screenwriting is washed up. One of his students – Amanda Mundo – catches his eye … Continue reading

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