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Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
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I grabbed an ARC of this at ALA Annual 2014 (thanks, Doubleday!) It looked like a light, fun read, and since I've spent most of my career in academe, I can relate to the crazy-making politics of it. I expected to enjoy seeing some fun poked at the mo...more
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When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger
" When Gravity Fails is set in a world where the great nations have collapsed back into smaller kingdoms and holdings. There's technology - implants that give you knowledge while they're, like how to speak a language, others that give you the person... " Read more of this review »
When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger
" Great concept, a cyber punk set in a world where the middle east has risen to top dog while previously powerful Europe and America have fallen apart. The part that actually makes it cyberpunk, the "moddies" and "daddies" were very interesting as w... " Read more of this review »
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When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger
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Oh, I have bones to pick with this book.

I grabbed this at random off a library shelf, thinking the premise--basically a hard-boiled noir mystery/thriller cloaked in elements of futuristic sci fi--sounded interesting. I was also interested in the Mus...more
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The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss
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Ray Bradbury
“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”
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Joss Whedon
“Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.”
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Joss Whedon
“Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing.”
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Ray Bradbury
“Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer."

[1967 interview]”
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Ray Bradbury
“You fail only if you stop writing.”
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