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Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

Wandering Scientist described as a cross between Douglas Adams and Eurovision so I was in, especially when I found it to listen to on Hoopla.

Published: 2018

Genre: science fiction

Length: 352 pages

Setting: near future Earth and beyond

Summary: Short version: Humans join the rest of the galaxy in competing in the Metagalactic Grand Prix Continue reading

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Mr. Curiosity had gotten this from the library (before they were all closed due to the pandemic) because he enjoys the author. I read it because it is a book in the house I haven’t read, and I have a fondness for Hank (and John) Green.

Published: 2018

Genre: science fiction

Length: 338 pages

Setting: mostly New York City with a bit in California, present day

Font: LT Pro Roman and Digi Grotesk LT

Summary: Short version: April May tells her story of solving the puzzle of the extraterrestrial robot Carls Continue reading

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Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

This was my book club choice for March. I found it on the NPR book concierge list of book club books. Even though we didn’t meet because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I still read the book.

Published: 2019

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 337 pages

Setting: Baltimore, Maryland, October 1965-November 1966

Summary: Short version: Maddie leaves her husband and becomes a newspaper reporter Continue reading

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Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

This was a Tor free book that I picked randomly off my Kindle.

Published: 2015

Genre: science fiction

Length: 398 pages

Setting: near future Lunar colony with a flashback to Brazil

Summary: Short version: A feud between the Mackenzie and Corta families on the moon turns deadly Continue reading

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The Toll by Neal Shusterman

This is the third book in the Arc of the Scythe series. We specifically had to ask our local library to order the book since the county system only had the first two books in the series. That is unacceptable! We had to finish the series!

Published: 2019

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 625 pages

Setting: various places around the world, a year or two after the events of Thunderhead

Summary: Short version: Various factions try to enable the future they think is best Continue reading

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His Hideous Heart, Part 2

Time for my next installment of an Edgar Allan Poe story compared to a modern re-imagined version.

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

Published: 1849

Genre: poetry

Length: 3 pages

Setting: nothing specific since it’s a remembrance of a person

Short summary: The narrator laments the death of the beautiful Annabel Lee

Night-Tide by Tessa Gratton

Published: 2019

Genre: historical fiction short story

Length: 17 pages

Setting: the Kingdom by the Sea hotel along the Atlantic Ocean, probably around the start of the 20th century, summer

Short summary: Jaclyn is blamed for Annabel’s death over the winter because they were in love Continue reading

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Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

It was a random book on my Kindle I picked because it was a rare N author. It got put on my Kindle as a free Tor book.

Published: 2017

Genre: science fiction

Length: 303 pages

Setting: various locations around the world, often in Canada and Africa, 2144 with flashbacks

Summary: Short version: A drug pirater is targeted when she releases an addictive drug Continue reading

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