Review: Anthropocene Rag

Review: Anthropocene Rag

Synopsis In the future United States, our own history has faded into myth and traveling across the country means navigating wastelands and ever-changing landscapes. The country teems with monsters and artificial intelligences try to unpack their own becoming by recreating myths and legends of their human creators. Prospector Ed, an emergent AI who wants to understand the people who made…

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Review: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Review: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Synopsis On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do…

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Review: The Cat Ninja and a Cabal of Shadows

Review: The Cat Ninja and a Cabal of Shadows

Synopsis A missing puppy. A secret gang. And a ninja who is on the case. She’s a cat. She’s a ninja. She’s a cat ninja. Miko likes relaxing at the teahouse, but she also likes wielding akatana. And using her throwing stars. And practicing ninjutsu. When her friend Sukoshi the field mouse comes calling with a new case, Miko agrees to…

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Review: Biotope: Volume 2

Review: Biotope: Volume 2

Synopsis After the scientific base he was assigned to investigate blows up and almost everybody on it dies, Captain Toussaint finds himself wounded, lost, starving and alone in the middle of an endless jungle on a distant planet. More violence and more surprises await him in his claustrophobic and hostile new environment, and though he does find answers to his…

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Review: Biotope: Volume 1

Review: Biotope: Volume 1

Synopsis A police captain and his two detectives arrive on Biotope, a distant planet on which a scientific base has been erected, to investigate a murder-suicide. They soon realize that all is not right on this self-sustaining base and that the scientists, some of whom are downright hostile towards them, aren’t telling them everything. A sci-fi thriller dripping with mood…

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Review: The Dragon Reborn

Review: The Dragon Reborn

Book 3 in the series Synopsis The Dragon Reborn—the leader long prophesied who will save the world, but in the saving destroy it; the savior who will run mad and kill all those dearest to him—is on the run from his destiny. Able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it, and with no one to teach him…

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Review: This is How You Lose the Time War

Review: This is How You Lose the Time War

Synopsis Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone. Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between…

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