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Debbie Urbanski

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Debbie Urbanski’s writing focuses on the intersections of horror, fantasy, science fiction, memoir, and/or the planet. Her stories have been published in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, The Best American Experimental Writing, The Sun, The Kenyon Review, Nature, Conjunctions, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her writing has also been named notable stories/essays of the year for The Best American Mysteries, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Best American Essays anthologies. In 2019, she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. Her first novel, What Comes After The End, comes out from Pantheon in 2022. ...more

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How To Lose Your Child

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The Girl from the Metropol Hotel by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
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The political events of Russia in the 1930's and 1940's hover mostly in the background of this memoir (the siege of Leningrad, for instance, is mentioned in passing in a single sentence: "Our teachers were all Leningrad residents who were evacuated a ...more
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Wandering Home by Bill McKibben
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I found this to be a relaxing, interesting, and slightly light-ish read. The idea is lovely: Bill McKibben hikes from Vermont to his home in the Adirondacks and, along the way, meets with various intelligent articulate people who hike and chat with h ...more
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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
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One of my favorite parts of parenthood has been reading books to, or alongside, my kids, and my daughter (soon to be a 7th grader) and I still try reading together nightly. She really loves fantasy, I really love sharing books about strong female cha ...more
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Hi Debbie! Thanks for your kind words and sorry for my delay in response--your note slipped past me. I'm not working on anything right now to be honest. I'm only just emerging from the isolation of the pandemic, and hope to do some traveling soon. It See Full Answer
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You Look Like a Thing and I Love You by Janelle Shane
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I found this a very accessible and funny book on current technology around A.I.'s. I'm trying to get my 14 year old son to read it now. The illustrations are charming and help keep the book light. Shane's take on AIs is very conservative -- i.e. she ...more
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Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan C. Slaght
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I found this book to be an intimate glimpse into field work, conservation, the remoteness of Primorye, Russia, and the excitement of discovering more about a little-known species, the elusive and endangered fish owl. I listened to the audiobook, narr ...more
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