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Book Review: “Silencing Sharks” by John Hope

It can often be quite a surprise when you find out that someone you know has written a book. It’s even more of a surprise when you find out that your first college roommate has written a whole lot of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Libertaria: Genesis by Sabrina Peña Young

Book Review: Libertaria: Genesis by Sabrina Peña Young

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Book Review: “The Shepherd’s Crown” by Terry Pratchett

On September 1, my Kindle automatically downloaded my preordered copy of The Shepherd’s Crown. By September 3, I’d finished reading the final Discworld novel. How do I feel about this? Empty. Satisfied, but empty. The book is closed on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain” by Richard Roberts

In a world where superheroes and supervillains are locked in honorable combat… in a world where science and magic are both real… in a world where superheroism is an inherited trait… three middle-school students are about to discover their true … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett

Book Review: Dodger by Terry Pratchett « Escape Pod

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Book Review: “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

Book Review: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

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Book Review: “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman

It’s been a while since I’ve read any Neil Gaiman, and that’s a shame — he is one of the greatest working writers of our time, either in spec-fic or out of it. Whenever I read one of his books, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Apollo’s Outcasts” by Allen Steele

On the whole, Apollo’s Outcasts is a good book, a fast read, and a story that is accessible not only to the YA audience but to an adult one as well. Allen Steele has been writing for a long time, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Railsea” by China Mieville

When I first downloaded the book, I thought there was something wrong with my copy, so I went over to Amazon & checked the first chapter. Nope, it was that way on purpose. In fact, one of the shorter chapters … Continue reading

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Book Review: “H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education” by Mark Walden

So far, I’ve given H.I.V.E. a lot of grief over its use of genre conventions, but I hope I’ve done it good-naturedly enough to keep you from being put off the book. I mean, it’s YA; it’s sort of YA’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Ship Breaker” by Paolo Bacigalupi

Ever since the success of Bacigalupi’s Windup Girl, I’ve been meaning to read both it and Ship Breaker. It turns out I finished the latter almost a year to the day since it was released. I’m not sure how it … Continue reading

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