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A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan
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Kasmah Forma by S. Vagus
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The Passport by Herta Müller
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A novella depicting the lengths a Romanian family will go in order to obtain passports and emigrate in search of a better life. It's a somewhat disturbing book, not uninteresting, but written in a style that wasn't at all to my taste. A representativ ...more
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The Triumph of Seeds by Thor Hanson
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Big Science by Michael Hiltzik
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Primarily a biography of Ernest Lawrence; a Nobel-laureate physicist who invented the cyclotron and was a key figure in America's development of atomic bombs during World War 2
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Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
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A novel about an 11-year old Montana boy named Donal (an orphan being raised by his grandmother) in 1951, traveling on his own for the first time and "trying his wings". Becaus
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Lovers on All Saints' Day by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
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Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt
“The fact is that solving problems is hard. If a given problem still exists, you can bet that a lot of people have already come along and failed to solve it.”
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The Fight for Freedom by John Reynolds
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The author of this memoir worked in the Civil Rights Movement as a member of Dr. Martin Luther King's organization, the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference). Portion
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Steven D. Levitt
“The fact is that solving problems is hard. If a given problem still exists, you can bet that a lot of people have already come along and failed to solve it.”
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“Those who knew but one path would come to worship it, even as it led to a cliff's edge.”
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“All that is worshipped is but a reflection of the worshiper.”
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“Power may have ten thousand faces, but the look in the eyes of every one of them is the same.”
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“The frog atop the stack of coins dares not jump.”
Steven Erikson, Midnight Tides

The High Field (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 01, 2014 08:52PM
Description: I always feel that fantasy stories should leave elements of mystery unexplained for the reader to think about. The first mystery here, of course: who, or what, is the narrator? Note: this is not a chapter, but a complete short (very short) story. Previously published on Deviantart.
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