LitStack Review: The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy

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The Dead Lands Benjamin Percy Grand Central Publishing Release Date:  April 14, 2015 ISBN 978-1-4555-2824-0 When author Stephen King endorses a newly released book with, “Good God, what a tale.  Don’t miss it,” a reader has a pretty good indication that they’re in for a ride. He was right. Benjamin Percy’s The Dead Lands is [….]

LitStack Review: The Only Ones by Carola Dibbell

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The Only Ones  Carola Dibbell Two Dollar Radio Release Date:  March 10, 2015 ISBN 978-1-937512-27-9 Books where you “hear” the story through the “voice” of the main character are a dime a dozen.  Books where that voice seems to actually belong to someone real are rare, but author Carola Dibbell has managed to create one [….]

LitStack Review: Lock In by John Scalzi

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Lock In John Scalzi Tor Books Release Date:  August 26, 2014 ISBN 978-0-7653-7586-5 It just isn’t right. Every time I read a synopsis of a new John Scalzi book, I think to myself, this just ain’t gonna work.  It’s either too simplistic of a premise (Redshirts), or too convoluted of a premise (Old Man’s War), [….]

LitStack Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel Alfred A. Knopf Release Date:  September 9, 2014 ISBN 978-0-385-35330-4 The world has come to an end as we know it.  A deadly virus has eradicated over 90 percent of Earth’s population within the space of a few weeks, too quickly and too thoroughly to allow for a measured [….]