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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...]

500 Ways to Write Harder by Chuck Wendig

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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2015 Hugo Nominee: The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale by Rajnar Vajra

Every time I let my subscription to Analog expire, like I did in the middle of last year, a story from the periodical gets nominated for an award and I end up kicking myself. Rajnar Vajra's The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale … [Read More...]

Big Boys Dont Cry

2015 Hugo Nominee: Big Boys Don’t Cry by Tom Kratman

I don't read a lot of military scifi, but if Tom Kratman's Big Boys Don't Cry is any indication of what I'm missing, I may start reading more. Nominated for the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novella (a story with a word count … [Read More...]

Flow

2015 Hugo Nominee: Flow by Arlan Andrews, Sr.

Arlan Andrews' "Flow" was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novella (a story with a word count between 17,500 words and 40,000 words).  "Flow" was originally published in the November issue of Analog and has since been … [Read More...]

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