LitStack Review: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

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All the Birds in the Sky Charlie Jane Anders Tor Books Release Date:  January 26, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-7994-8 A young girl who talks to birds; a young boy who builds a two second time machine in his room.  Two hideously awful middle school experiences.  A member of the Nameless Order of Assassins who knows 873 [….]

Flash Review – What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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What If?:  Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Munroe Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date:  September 2, 2014 ISBN 978-0-544-27299-6 The best thing about a book like What If? is that you don’t have to read it front to back – unless you want to.  You can peck at it, skim through it, take [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Tale of Dread and Caution

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You want scary for Halloween?  I’ll give you scary.  Not blood and guts scary, not monsters or zombies or axe murderers scary, but a book that will get under your skin and make you wonder about things you used to take for granted. Imagine a world where your mundane life is turned upside down by [….]

LitStack Review: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

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Alif the Unseen G. Willow Wilson Grove Press Publication Date: June 19, 2012 ISBN:  978-0-8021-2020-5 I love fantasy literature awards:  the Nebulas, the Hugos, the World Fantasy Awards.  Their nominations are stellar recommendations for fantastic novels that might have otherwise flown under my radar.  When such a list of nominees come out, I head right [….]

The Cloud by Matt Richtel

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The Cloud Matt Richtel First Edition: January 29, 2013 HarperCollins Publishers ISBN 978-0-06-225668-3 —♦— In Matt Richtel’s new novel, The Cloud, Nathaniel Idle is not your typical hardass investigative reporter with a steely jaw and even flintier eye.  Yes, he is an investigative reporter and has won some accolades exposing the dangers of unbridled technology, [….]