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Exhalation by Ted Chiang
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Not all the stories in this book are equally successful--almost always true in a short story collection, of course. The ones that succeed, though, are really excellent. They tend towards the conceptual end of science fiction.

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If you read the news, you know Trump is a crook and a shady businessman. You don't need to read this book to know that. If you're from New York (as I am), you've known that since the 1980s.

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Maoism by Julia Lovell
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This is a really interesting exploration of Maoism less as a philosophy and more as a historical phenomenon across the world. In the US, we're often taught to focus on the USSR as *the* Communist opposition, with China reduced to a secondary player, ...more
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The Stand by Stephen King
"You know what’s really scary? Getting sick while you’re reading the first part of The Stand. Just try running a fever, going through a box of tissues and guzzling the better part of a bottle of NyQuil while Stephen King describes the grisly deaths..." Read more of this review »
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Thomas Martin is a successful ad executive with a pretty wife, a daughter he loves, and a nice house on Long Island. Sounds great, right? Well, we know from the outset that it doesn't end well.

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