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Breathing new life into the stories of Ray Bradbury

While many consider Ray Bradbury a pioneer in science fiction writing, the author considered himself an observer of life. "All my life,” he said in an interview, "I’ve been running through the fields and picking up bright … [Read More...]

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Book Review: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (Discworld #3, Witches #1)

What more can be possibly said about the late and great Terry Pratchett? I've yet to open a book bearing his name that I do not like, that does not amuse and delight, and does not leave me thoughtful and wiser. Well, wiser … [Read More...]

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2015 Hugo Nominee: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Sword is the second in Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch series and the sequel to Ancillary Justice (my review here). Picking up chronologically almost immediately after the events of that book, it follows Breq, the once … [Read More...]

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Book Review: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu (Tao, #1)

As I read The Lives of Tao, I started to get that sinking feeling that comes when you arrive at the party late. Most of the food and drink is gone, the entertainment is almost over, and people are starting to move on to the … [Read More...]

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Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

For the longest time, I had no idea what to say about Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel. Not only does it defy description, but the description it does get is pretty accurate ...and yet, so wrong. Here, for example, … [Read More...]

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Book Review: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

There's something weirdly cool about the story Jeff VanderMeer tells in Annihilation, and like a bad accident on the highway, it’s impossible to look away. Weighing in at just under two hundred pages, the first in … [Read More...]

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Book Review: Ashley’s War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

At some point while reading Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield, I started to read faster, flipping pages, and almost skimming. It must have been shortly after I realized … [Read More...]

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Book Review: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safron Foer

Perhaps my expectations were too high. Perhaps my expectations were to down to Earth. Or perhaps Everything Is Illuminated is just a bit overrated. Let the reader beware books that come packaged with literary … [Read More...]

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Book Review: 500 Ways to Write Harder by Chuck Wendig

Previous to 500 Ways To Write Harder I'd never read anything by Chuck Wendig, and I still may never. But if you're looking to kick-start your writing habits, Wendig has the weirdest, most energetic, and, well, most kick butt … [Read More...]

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2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The Pulitzer Prize is a lot more about journalism than it is about literature, but there are a few categories that are applicable to Attack of the Books! Fiction, History, Biography or Autobiography, Poetry, and General … [Read More...]

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Rejiggering the Thingamajig by Eric James Stone
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Feeding the Doves by Stella PIerides

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