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Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
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The Iron Dragon's Daughter by Michael Swanwick
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A stink of cordite and human sweat. Wafts of dope smoke shivering in tinkling exhalations of elvish conversational cantations or the rumble of dwarven antagonism. It is a street like any other, ordinary in its fantasticism; monsters are the standard. ...more
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The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker
The End of the World Running Club
by Adrian J. Walker (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2016
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Sometimes the only thing to wake you up from your self-serving, whiny bullshit is the apocalypse.

In an entitled generation, when nearly everything is within your grasp, budget-dependent, of course, it's easy to settle into a routine of first world p
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Jerusalem by Alan Moore
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The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047
by Lionel Shriver (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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This book scared the shit out of me. We've become a cult of the doomsday; we yearn for collapse in our stories of monsters undead or viral or of self-destruction. Very few have thought that it would be something as stupid,imaginary, as the economy. I ...more
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The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3)
by Justin Cronin (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2016
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The City of Mirrors is a glittering jewel at the end of the passage, which promises the reader a drowning in a deluge of comprehension. It reflects from afar horror, and from up close, the frailties of human emotion. The City of Mirrors doesn't just ...more
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Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
Hag-Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare)
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2016
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For years I refused to read Atwood, who lugged behind her a rabid fanbase. Too cool for school, I guess... Then I read The Heart Goes Last. I was impressed at the experimental willingness to explore the darker, guiltier aspects the human condition. I ...more
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The Wolf Road by Beth  Lewis
The Wolf Road
by Beth Lewis
read in August, 2016
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The wolf does what it must. It tears out the jugular of its victim out of necessity. The road it walks is lonely, and always shrouded in twilight. In the fen, in the bracken, in the gloaming forests, all that walk and breathe shy away when the wolf n ...more
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