Gimbling in the Wabe – That to Which We Cleave (and No, This is Not About Confederate Flags)

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The topic for those of us gathered at the dog park this morning was chiefly the weather:  how beautiful it was today, how nice it has been so far this summer, and how ghastly it is supposed to be in the coming days.  Increasing temperatures, but more wickedly, increasing humidity, is on tap for all [….]

LitStack Review: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

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The Water Knife Paolo Bacigalupi Alfred A. Knopf Release Date:  May 26, 2015 ISBN 978-0-385-35287-1 We read the news; we hear of the drought in California, the suggested restrictions rarely enforced, the warnings that it won’t be enough to stave off disaster.  We hear of defiant affluents who feel their net worth exempts them from [….]

LitStack Review: The Adjacent by Christopher Priest

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The Adjacent Christopher Priest Titan Books Publication Date: June 20, 2013 ISBN 978-1-78116-943-8 The Adjacent was a frustrating read.  A glorious, wondrous, frustrating read. You see, I’m not all that good with puzzles.  Things that are linear, sure, but when they start jumping around and requiring sideways or deductive reasoning based on conclusions that are [….]