K.B. Spangler

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K.B. Spangler lives in North Carolina with her husband and two completely awful dogs. They live in the decaying house of a dead poet. She is the author and artist of the webcomic, "A Girl and Her Fed," and author of novels and short stories. All projects include themes of privacy, politics, technology, civil liberties, the human experience, and how the lines between these blur like the dickens.

If you enjoy mysteries, you want to read the RACHEL PENG books.

If you enjoy fantasy adventures, thrillers, and necromancers with ADHD, you want to read the HOPE BLACKWELL books.

If you enjoy sexy romances with sexy people who solve unsexy crimes, you want to read the JOSH GLASSMAN books.

And if you enjoy coming-of-age stories with intergalactic intellig
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Digital Divide (Rachel Peng...

4.20 avg rating — 572 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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State Machine (Rachel Peng,...

4.33 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Brute Force (Rachel Peng, #4)

4.30 avg rating — 255 ratings3 editions
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Greek Key (Hope Blackwell #1)

4.23 avg rating — 229 ratings3 editions
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Maker Space (Rachel Peng, #2)

4.28 avg rating — 395 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Stoneskin: Prequel to the D...

4.52 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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Spanish Mission (Hope Black...

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The Russians Came Knocking ...

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The Dinosaur Heist (Josh Gl...

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Rise Up Swearing (A Girl an...

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State Machine by K.B. Spangler
"State Machine is the third book of the Rachel Peng series, and K.B. Spangler’s fourth book set in the same world as her webcomic, A Girl and Her Fed. I highly recommend any and all of her work.* I especially recommend reading this series in order, fo" Read more of this review »
State Machine by K.B. Spangler
"I've been a fan of the AGAHF world for a few years now, and the Rachel Peng series of books just re-enforces how good the author is, and this book is no exception.

Rachel is a member of a government department called OACET - the office of adaptive and" Read more of this review »
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The Guild by Jean Johnson
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I was overjoyed to receive an advance review copy of The Guild. As a series, "Guardians of Destiny" is fascinating. The worldbuilding alone is terrifyingly complex. Here is a world in which magic defines both religion and secular pursuits: not becaus ...more
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“The federal government abhorred a vacuum, especially one located within easy driving distance.”
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“Santino nodded. Sometimes owls happened.”
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“It’s fine,” she said, and began to fix him a cup of coffee as a peace offering before remembering that serving him the motel’s brand could be categorized as aggravated assault.”
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What book would you like to discuss in May? (Read in April.) PLEASE... only vote if you will return to discuss the book if you vote for the winner! This is to be fair to others. Happy voting!
*As always I recommend if any look good to you, go ahead and put them on hold at the library if available.*

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher
2019, 365 pages, 4.13 stars
Kindle $4.99, used starting at $9.05, at the library

"When a beloved family dog is stolen, her owner sets out on a life-changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back in this fiercely compelling tale of survival, courage, and hope.

My name's Griz. My childhood wasn't like yours. I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football.

My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs.

Then the thief came.

There may be no law left except what you make of it. But if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you.

Because if we aren't loyal to the things we love, what's the point?"


 
  10 votes, 31.3%

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
2019, 308 pages, 3.91 stars
Kindle $2.99, cheap used, at the library

"One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.

Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies--from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis--fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.

Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero."


 
  8 votes, 25.0%

Stranded by Bracken MacLeod
2016, 304 pages, 3.46 stars
Kindle $9.99, cheap used, at the library

"In the spirit of John Carpenter's The Thing and Jacob's Ladder comes a terrifying, icebound thriller where nothing is quite what it seems.

Badly battered by an apocalyptic storm, the crew of the Arctic Promise find themselves in increasingly dire circumstances as they sail blindly into unfamiliar waters and an ominously thickening fog. Without functioning navigation or communication equipment, they are lost and completely alone. One by one, the men fall prey to a mysterious illness. Deckhand Noah Cabot is the only person unaffected by the strange force plaguing the ship and her crew, which does little to ease their growing distrust of him.

Dismissing Noah's warnings of worsening conditions, the captain of the ship presses on until the sea freezes into ice and they can go no farther. When the men are ordered overboard in an attempt to break the ship free by hand, the fog clears, revealing a faint shape in the distance that may or may not be their destination. Noah leads the last of the able-bodied crew on a journey across the ice and into an uncertain future where they must fight for their lives against the elements, the ghosts of the past and, ultimately, themselves."


 
  6 votes, 18.8%

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
2016, 435 pages, 4.37 stars
Kindle $9.99, cheap used, at the library

"Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. "


 
  4 votes, 12.5%

The Silence by Tim Lebbon
2015, 363 pages, 3.83 stars
Kindle $7.99, cheap used, at some libraries.

"In the darkness of a vast cave system, cut off from the world for millennia, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, there are voices, and they feed... Swarming from their prison, they multiply and thrive. To scream, even to whisper, is to summon death.

Deaf for many years, Ally knows how to live in silence. Now, it is her family's only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others, to find a remote haven where they can sit out the plague. But will it ever end? And what kind of world will be left?"


 
  3 votes, 9.4%

Digital Divide by K.B. Spangler
2013, 352 pages, 4.21 stars
Kindle $1.99, used from $11.69, probably not at the library

"Rachel Peng misses the Army. Her old life in Criminal Investigation Command hadn’t been easy, but she had enjoyed it. Now, as the first cyborg liaison to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police, Rachel is usually either bored senseless or is fighting off harassment from her coworkers. When she and her partner, Detective Raul Santino, stumble into a murder investigation with ties to Rachel and the other cyborgs, she realizes their many enemies will not allow them to quietly pick up the pieces of their lives."


 
  1 vote, 3.1%

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