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 Hot ZoneThe Hot Zone by Richard Preston

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This is a terrific and also terrifying book about Ebola. It's severely out of date (1994), but is a great snapshot of the epidemiology of Ebola at that particular time. Preston is an amazing writer (much better than his more famous brother Douglas) and manages to write vivid and compelling descriptions of, for instance, putting on a bio-haz... Read more of this blog post »
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This is a terrific and also terrifying book about Ebola. It's severely out of date (1994), but is a great snapshot of the epidemiology of Ebola at that particular time. Preston is an amazing writer (much better than his more famous brother Douglas) a ...more
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Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer
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Jon Krakauer is a brilliant writer. I bought this book basically because he wrote it and I knew that therefore I would find myself fully engaged with it, despite not being a mountain climber and not wishing to be one.

I was correct. I galloped through
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When Paris Went Dark by Ronald C. Rosbottom
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This book is about the Nazi occupation of Paris and fits nicely in my Goodreads tag "dystopian nonfiction." It's well written, and Rosbottom clearly loves Paris deeply. I particularly liked the way he talked about the many secret Parises of the city, ...more
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
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Do not be put off by the cumbersome title. (Gone in the Dark would have been so much better, seriously.) This is an excellent book, and it is a terrible pity that Michelle McNamara never got to finish it. (She died of an accidental overdose of multip ...more
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The Daughters of Juárez by Teresa Rodriguez
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This book, published in 2007, is about the skyrocketing rate of murder against women in Ciudad Juarez starting in 1993 and the horrific corruption in the police, the government, and the judiciary that caused/enabled/obfuscated the murders.

It's not a
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Beast by S.R. Schwalb
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I watched The Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) shortly after it came out (I think I mentioned it in my dissertation), and I knew it was based on something that really happened (although the movie diverges wildly and happily from reality), so I was glad ...more
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The Devil's Right-Hand Man by Stephen G. Michaud
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I wanted this book to be a lot better than it was.

And it wasn't BAD. It was an interesting book about the way a volunteer cold case squad in Colorado Springs coaxed serial killer Robert Charles Browne in helping them to solve one of his early murders
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Judge Sewall's Apology by Richard Francis
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This is a biography of Samuel Sewell, who was one of the judges in the Salem witchcraft trials. It is well-written and well-researched. I would have liked it better if it had been more about the witchcraft trials and less about Samuel Sewell, and I w ...more
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Bodies We've Buried by Jarrett Hallcox
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I'm going to be perfectly honest. I did not like this book.

There's nothing wrong with it, per se, and I was very interested in its subject matter: the National Forensic Academy's 10 week CSI training program. But I developed a dislike for the authors
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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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