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Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped
3.96
it was amazing
Explaining Why Vladimir Putin Is an Ever Present Danger

It would be easy to dismiss “Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free W
...more
Oct 27, 2015
Oct 28, 2015
 
The Peripheral
3.94
it was amazing
An Unsettling, But Brilliant, Look at the Future Courtesy of William Gibson

In a year that has seen an ample abundance of more or less routine dystopia
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Oct 20, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
 
The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It
4.45
it was amazing
The Definitive Book on Science Denialism in America

“The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do About It” should be viewed
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May 29, 2016
May 30, 2016
 
The Other Normals
3.35
it was amazing
Terrific Young Fantasy Novel from Ned Vizzini

One of our finest American chroniclers of adolescent angst in nonfiction and fiction, Ned Vizzini, has wr
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Oct 12, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
Seveneves
3.98
it was amazing
The Finest Apocalyptic Speculative Fiction Novel of Our Time

A few weeks ago, a noted New York, NY independent bookstore held a panel on the future of
...more
May 11, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
 
Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design
4.27
did not like it
In his rather tendentious, often dull, treatise on behalf of Intelligent Design and its potential implications for resolving the mystery of the origin ...more
Nov 29, 2009
Jan 12, 2012
 
The Adults
3.48
it was amazing
Rarely have I read first novels that are truly captivating, with memorable characters and settings that will endure long in my memory. Even rarer stil ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Jan 11, 2012
 
Lovecraft Country
4.07
it was amazing
A Spellbinding Horror and Fantasy Tale That Delves into Race Relations in America

An exceptional homage to H. P. Lovecraft's fantasy and horror, a witt
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Feb 17, 2016
Feb 09, 2016
 
The Storm at the Door
3.12
it was amazing
Stefan Merrill Block's "The Storm at the Door" is an astonishingly original, quite compelling, fictional exploration of mental illness and its devasta ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2012
 
Slade House
3.82
it was amazing
A Compellingly Readable Blend of Horror, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction

David Mitchell makes a most triumphant return to the paranormal mysticism he e
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Jul 08, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
4.31
it was amazing
The Finest Fantasy Novel of the Year

"The Fifth Season" is the fantasy novel of the year, worthy of comparison with Robert Jackson Bennett's "City of S
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Aug 26, 2015
Aug 26, 2015
 
The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters
4.04
it was amazing
Quite Possibly The Most Important, Most Influential Popular Science Book on Biology for Our Time

How do animals (and plants) regulate their numbers? Wh
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Mar 14, 2016
Mar 15, 2016
 
Dancing with Bears
3.66
it was amazing
A Fine Post Utopian Dystopian Steampunk Romp Courtesy of Darger and Surplus

Vampire novels to the left of us, zombie novels to our right, with dystopia
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Sep 24, 2011
Jan 11, 2012
 
Berlin 1961
4.09
it was amazing
Historians of the Cold War have regarded as its worst crisis, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, often citing it as its most significant event. However, i ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2012
 
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty, #1)
3.75
it was amazing
Quite Possibly the Finest Debut Epic Fantasy Novel of Our Time

Drawing upon ancient Han Chinese mythology, with echoes of Japanese, Islamic Arab, and P
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Mar 27, 2015
Mar 23, 2015
 
The Buried Giant
3.43
it was amazing
Superb Historical Fantasy Novel Pertaining to Memory

Making a long-awaited return to fiction with his latest novel, Kazuo Ishiguro demonstrates why he
...more
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
 
The Water Knife
3.83
it was amazing
The Best Near Future Dystopian SF Novel Written By An American in the 21st Century

Paolo Bacigalupi’s “The Water Knife”, his first adult novel since “T
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Feb 21, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
4.00
it was amazing
This wonderful book will be remembered as one of the most important books of the 1990's, and perhaps, the entire 20th Century. Distinguished ecologist ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2012
 
The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism
3.77
did not like it
The Abyss of Reason: The Limits of Michael Behe’s Scientific Thinking


Theodosius Dobzhansky, the great Russian-American population geneticist, one of t
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Jun 07, 2007
Jan 12, 2012
 
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
4.20
it was amazing
A Most Engrossing Exploration of the Microbial Organisms Which Lurk Within Us

Echoing Charles Darwin's concluding paragraph in the first edition of Dar
...more
Aug 13, 2016
Aug 13, 2016
 
Embassytown
3.86
it was amazing
An Epic Celebration of Language and Relationship from China Mieville

One of the best novels of 2011, "Embassytown", is a marvelous, often engrossing, e
...more
Jan 06, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
 
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
3.67
it was amazing
A Brilliant Short Story Collection from Karen Russell

With “Vampires in the Lemon Grove”, Karen Russell demonstrates why she is among our finest young
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Feb 05, 2005
Feb 15, 2013
 
Radiance
3.77
it was amazing
Quite Possibly the Most Original Novel of 2015

Quite possibly the most original novel of 2015, and the most compelling I have read since James Morrow’s
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Nov 06, 2015
Feb 21, 2015
 
Memory of Water
3.71
it was amazing
A Poetic, Dark, Dystopian Speculative Fiction Novel that is One of the Year's Best

In hauntingly beautiful prose, Emmi Itäranta's "Memory of Water" is
...more
May 05, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
 
Little Failure
3.63
it was amazing
A Memoir for the Ages Courtesy of America’s 21st Century Mark Twain

Years before he graduated from our high school alma mater, I met the likes of Gary
...more
Dec 2013
Dec 06, 2013
 
The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age
3.72
it was amazing
A Notable Book on the Geopolitical Implications of Cyberwarfare

"The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver And Manipulate In The Digit
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not set
Feb 23, 2016
 
Girl at War
3.98
it was amazing
Among the Most Notable Debut Novels of This Century

Not since Emmi Itäranta’s “Memory of Water” have I encountered a debut novel as beautifully written
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Mar 23, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
 
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine
3.24
it was amazing
A Weird Psychological Thriller about the Body and Consumerism

For those unfamiliar with great writing about science and nature from the likes of Diane
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Aug 29, 2015
Aug 27, 2015
 
Galápagos Regained
3.67
it was amazing
A Most Splendid Victorian Satire About Life

Compellingly readable and brilliant, “Galapagos Regained” is a superb Victorian satirical thriller and an e
...more
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
 
Hotels of North America
3.23
it was amazing
A Superb Fictional Look at the Present Courtesy of an Obscure Writer and his Online Hotel Reviews

In the short span of two months, three notable works
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Nov 24, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
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