LitStack Review: The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

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The Wanderers Meg Howrey G. P. Putnam’s Sons Release Date:  March 14, 2017 ISBN 978-0-3995-7473-4 This book…wow. I read a lot of books; a lot of good books. But this one? Wow. The Wanderers is a work of fiction but it feels real, taking place in the imminent present day surrounding the final training simulation [….]

LitStack Review: Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele

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Avengers of the Moon A Captain Future Novel Allen Steele Tor Books Release Date:  April 11, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7653-8218-4 In 1940, a new pulp science-fiction series debuted:  Curt Newton – known as Captain Future – was a young, handsome adventurer as well as a brilliant scientist and intrepid inventor. From 1940 to 1951, Captain Future [….]

LitStack Review: Babylon’s Ashes by James S. A. Corey

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Babylon’s Ashes James S. A. Corey Orbit Books Release Date:  December 6, 2016 ISBN 978-0-3163-3474-7 NOTE:  Babylon’s Ashes is the sixth book of James S. A. Corey’s superlative The Expanse series (out of a planned nine volumes). Before reading any further, realize that it’s virtually impossible to review book #6 without including spoilers for earlier [….]

LitStack Review: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

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Morning Star Pierce Brown Del Rey Release Date:  February 9, 2016 ISBN 978-0-345-53984-7 If there really is a “livin’ the dream” in publishing, then Pierce Brown has got to be its poster boy. His debut novel, Red Rising – the first of a planned trilogy – hit bookstores in 2014 and became an immediate hit.  [….]

LitStack Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

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The Martian Andy Weir Crown Publishers Release Date:  February 11, 2014 (self published in 2011) ISBN 978-0-8041-3902-1 Now, wait just one gosh darned minute. Three times – three times! – Andy Weir’s The Martian has crossed my desk, and each time I passed on reading it because I had heard that it was too technical, [….]

LitStack Review: Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey

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Nemesis Games James S. A. Corey Orbit Books Release Date:  June 2, 2015 ISBN 978-0-316-21758-3 Warning:  This review contains spoilers for the first four books in The Expanse series.  If you are a novice to The Expanse experience – and wish to remain so – you may not want to continue reading. The Expanse is [….]

LitStack Review: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

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Golden Son Pierce Brown Del Rey Books Release Date:  January 6, 2015 ISBN 978-0-345-53981-6 ATTENTION!  This review contains SPOILERS for Red Rising, the first book in the Red Rising Trilogy. Golden Son is the second book in Pierce Brown’s future fantasy set of books, The Red Rising Trilogy. In the future he envisions, humanity is [….]

LitStack Review: Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey

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Abaddon’s Gate James S. A. Corey Orbit Release Date:  June 4, 2013 ISBN 978-0-316-12907-7 NOTE:  This review contains SPOILERS for the first two books in The Expanse series.  If you want a pristine reading experience of this series, please do not read this review until you are ready to start Abaddon’s Gate. ~~~~~~~~ In the [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Crime Novels

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Not all crime novels are Spillane. Not all in this genre have the desperate, gorgeous dame leaning on a P.I.’s desk, tear-stained cheeks, begging said P.I. to solve her mystery. Sure, those noir-type novels are great, but the genre has come a long, long way. This week we’re discussing our favorite crime novels- those set [….]