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Karen A. Wyle

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Karen A. Wyle is the author of multiple science fiction novels, including The Twin-Bred Series: Books 1-3; near-future novels Division, Playback Effect, and Who: a novel of the near future; and YA near-future novel The Link. Her one novel (so far) outside the SF category is afterlife fantasy/family drama Wander Home. She has also published one nonfiction work, Closest to the Fire: A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers, a resource for authors or for anyone interested in understanding more about American law.

Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but eventually settled in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University. She now considers herself a Hoosier. Wyle's childhood ambition was to be the youngest ever published novelist. While writing her
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Twin-Bred (Twin-Bred #1)

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Wander Home

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Division

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The Baby

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Reach (Twin-Bred, #2)

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Playback Effect

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Closest to the Fire: A Writ...

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The Library

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Who: a novel of the near fu...

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Leaders: a Twin-Bred novel

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For my probably-last poem post, here's one with no autobiographical aspect. I particularly wanted to point that out because the poem is, as the title indicates, a curse (in the ill-wishing sense). The final lines may suggest a spurned lover, but could cover other situations. Feel free to recite it at any enemies you may acquire.

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May your blood boil by night,and freeze by day . . .
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This is a well written book about a well conceived, interesting, sympathetic, multi-faceted main character. Many secondary characters are well drawn as well. Kowal also does a terrific job of showing the meteorite impact and its various consequences. ...more
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I'm rounding up a bit due to a bit more repetition than absolutely necessary and perhaps an extra tangent or two.

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Don't Live for Your Obituary by John Scalzi
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My favorite thing about this book is the cover, which grabbed me at once. The various entertaining aspects of it led me to miss the subtitle, so I came to the book expecting it to cover a wider variety of subjects
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I'm still enjoying this series and intend to read #5 as soon as I've recovered from the suspense of #4.

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The first quarter or third of this book was sufficiently depressing that I almost stopped reading, but I'm glad I persevered.

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This collection of Robert Silverberg stories was published last year, but the stories are not new: the earliest was first published in 1956, the most recent in 1997. (The introduction by John Scalzi is contemporary, and quite enjoyable.) The uniting ...more
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This sad and fascinating tale took me several days to read, due to its faithful use of the dialect of the man whose story it records. I could only absorb a few pages at a time, but am very grateful that Hurston refused to transform the narrative into ...more
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This series remains well written (albeit with perhaps some unnecessary repetition), full of interesting characters, and as suspenseful as I can stand. (Granted, I'm a suspense wimp.) In this book, we finally approach a plot point one might have antic ...more
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There is some delightful world-building here, along with an increasingly suspenseful plot. The title characters are beautifully imagined and realized, as are some of the secondary characters. For the first half of the book, I
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“I remember that story. You have read it four times." Samson shrugged. "Why should I stop with the first reading? Nobody says, 'That was a fine piece of music. I'll never listen to that again." But some people treat books that way. Not I!”
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“I should think that to hear such lovely music as that would really make him feel better."
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“I am afraid there are moments in life when even Beethoven has nothing to say to us. We must admit, however, that they are our worst moments.”
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