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Book Review | The Circle by Dave Eggers

Holy frack, that was scary. In the not too distant future, the Circle has replaced Google, Facebook, and Amazon to become the dominant information technology of the Internet. As the Circle becomes the central driver of … [Read More...]

Book Thoughts | How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams

This book is appropriately named, though perhaps another subtitle could be added: "or how to fake it until you make it." Scott Adams is known best for Dilbert, a "satirical office humor about a white-collar, micromanaged … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Godfather by Mario Puzo

I'm one of the few people I know that has not watched Francis Ford Coppola's film classic The Godfather. When a co-worker promised that "The movie was good, but the book was better," I decided to test the thesis. And, … [Read More...]

Book Review | Earth Awakens (The First Formic War #3) by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

While the continued existence of the human race in Ender’s Game provides a serious spoiler as to how the prequel First Formic War trilogy must end, I still enjoy the closing action in Earth Awakens as the story moves to its … [Read More...]

Book Review | Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds

Forty years from now, we have stepped out into the solar system, mining the asteroids and salvaging ice from comets to provide resources for humanity's expansion. Then, in a moment, the moon Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, … [Read More...]

Book Review | Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (The First Formic War #2)

One of the most interesting things about the First Formic War trilogy is that if you’ve read Ender’s Game, then you already have some idea of what’s going to happen.  Most of the references to this war in that book hint at a … [Read More...]

Book Review | Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (The First Formic War)

Throughout the Ender series, various characters make references to the two previous alien invasions many decades earlier.  While some of the events of the second war become a key plot point in Ender’s Game, the first war is … [Read More...]

The Best Classic Novels You Can Read for Free Online

The classics are classics for a reason—they’re just that good—and what better time to hit up some of the best of the best than the summer? Daring adventures, intricate love stories, tragic heroes—what better travel … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (The Long Earth #3)

I want to love The Long Mars. I want to love it so much. It's full of ideas, of characters, of wizbang...and it's written by Terry freaking Pratchett (as well as Stephen Baxter). And yet, something is lacking that leaves … [Read More...]

Book Review | Uprooted by Naomi Novik

I want Naomi Novik's Uprooted to win the Hugo Award for best novel this year. No matter how I look at it, it's easily the best nominee in the group. It already won the Nebula and without a doubt Uprooted deserves to win the … [Read More...]

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Adult Fiction

Review | Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card [Contributor]
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2016 Hugo Nominee | Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
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The Wonder of Short Stories: Writers of the Future Volume 30
What Good Science Fiction Looks Like: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

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Young Adult Fiction

Review | Savvy by Ingrid Law
Review | Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Book Review | Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy #3)
Review | Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Review | The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Review | Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

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Utah (local) Authors

Review | The Sum of All Men by David Farland
Review | Nightingale by David Farland
Review | Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Review | Cry Havoc by Keith G. Seegmiller
Review | The Allow of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Thoughts on Feardom by Connor Boyack

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Non-Fiction Books

Review | Lost in Shangri-la by Mitchell Zuckoff
Author Feature | Mitchell Zuckoff
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Picture Books

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Review | Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
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Easter and Spring Picture Books
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