Katherine Addison

Katherine Addison

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A pseudonym of Sarah Monette. Both Sarah and Katherine are on Twitter as @pennyvixen. Katherine reviews nonfiction. Sarah reviews fiction. Fair warning: I read very little fiction these days.

Sarah/Katherine was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the three secret cities of the Manhattan Project.

She got her B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Despite being summa cum laude, none of her degrees is of the slightest use to her in either her day job or her writing, which she feels is an object lesson for us all.

She currently lives near Madison, Wisconsin.

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Katherine Addison She and her wife are very happy together. Temperamentally, she's very like her father; if she and Maia ever meet, he will probably find her alarming.…moreShe and her wife are very happy together. Temperamentally, she's very like her father; if she and Maia ever meet, he will probably find her alarming. She wears gold rings in her ears and gold beads braided in her hair because it is the custom of her wife's people. Almost half the crew of the Glorious Dragon are women.(less)
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The Goblin Emperor

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So Elizabeth Bear and I are self-publishing The Cobbler's Boy, a short novel about Christopher Marlowe. (The working title was, Kit Marlowe, Boy Detective, which doubles as the elevator pitch.) Pre-orders are open!

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Hear No Evil: Politics, Science, and the Forensic Evidence in th by Donald Byron ThomasMy rating: 4 of 5 starsOh, I don't even know.This is a giant... Read more of this blog post »
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Hear No Evil by Donald Byron Thomas
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Oh, I don't even know.

This is a giant book of JFK forensics, and I found it fascinating, but I also found it impossible to judge how much I should believe. (I'm very leery of getting into the assassination research because it's such a slavering mess
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Underbelly  by John Silvester
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So Underbelly is an Australian true crime television series. I don't know exactly how this book connects to it (I found it in the used book store & picked it up because Australian true crime), so I'm just going to review the book without further ...more
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Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
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This is a fascinating book about how accidents happen, why people get lost, and how and why some people survive and others don't. Gonzales is also working through some massive daddy issues about his larger-than-life WWII veteran father, who survived ...more
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The Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh
The Blooding
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So, this is not one of Wambaugh's better books. It doesn't have the inspiration that infuses The Onion Field, and it doesn't have that breezy almost-satirical edge that I find amusing in Fire Lover and Echoes in the Darkness. It's rote Wambaugh, the ...more
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Murder by Candlelight by Michael Knox Beran
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So on the one hand this is a engaging and well-written discussion of (1) the murder of William Weare by John Thurtell, (2) the murder of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre, (3) the murder of Lord William Russell by Francois Courvoisier, and (4) the murd ...more
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Echoes in the Darkness by Joseph Wambaugh
Echoes in the Darkness
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I had to do a fast google just to be certain that this was true crime and not a novel, because holy tap-dancing cats. No summary can convey the convolutions of the plot to kill Susan Reinert and the extraordinary efforts made to bring her killer(s?) ...more
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Death Benefit by David Heilbroner
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This one is the novel John Grisham should have written. A corporate lawyer looks into a death benefit claim as a favor to a woman in his church and ends up uncovering a serial killer with at least four murders under her belt: her three-year-old daugh ...more
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We Is Got Him by Carrie Hagen
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This is a better book about the Ross kidnapping than Zierold's Little Charley Ross, but it is not a substantially different book. Hagen doesn't have any new information, although she does offer a better analysis of the political response to Charley R ...more
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Defending Gary by Mark Prothero
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This is an excellent book about the defense of Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer. Prothero was one of Ridgway's lawyers, and he provides an in-depth, detailed account from the first time he saw Ridgway to the sentencing hearing.

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“ 'In our inmost and secret heart, which you ask us to bare to you, we wish to banish them as we were banished, to a cold and lonely house, in the charge of a man who hated us. And we wish them trapped there as we were trapped.'

'You consider that unjust, Serenity?'

'We consider it cruel,' Maia said. 'And we do not think that cruelty is ever just.' ”
Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor

“He remembered the moment when his thoughts had inverted themselves—that shift from not being able to please everyone to not trying—and the way that change had enabled him to see past the maneuverings and histrionics of the representatives to the deeper structures of the problem; it was the same with the Corazhas.”
Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor

“I love thee still.”
Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor

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