What Would Jim Holden Read?

Captain James Holden, the lead character of SyFy's The Expanse (based on the books of James S. A. Corey) is an interesting guy. He could easily be thought of as your typical big, dumb hero who accidentally gets caught in the middle of political intrigue and magically comes out unscathed in the end. But while all…
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3 Speedy SFF Novellas

Although the weather isn't getting any cooler (!), you can tell that fall is on its way. School supplies are on sale everywhere and just today I saw the first mention of Starbuck's beloved PSL (that' s the Pumpkin Spice Latte for the sadly uninitiated). All this means that if I want to squeeze in…
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Genre-Love at First Read

Do you remember the first book that made you fall in love with a genre? Here are 5 childhood classics of speculative fiction that made us lifelong fantasy, horror and sci-fi readers. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark With their truly terrifying cover art and macabre tales contained inside, this spooky book series was…
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My Guilty (Reading) Pleasure

Restoree Just take a gander at that cover, eh? What self-respecting hard science fiction nerd like yours truly is going to be anything but embarrassed to be seeing reading this book? But darn, it's addictive fun. Written by award winning SF-writer Anne McCaffrey (Dragonflight, Dragonsong), its been read and re-read by her many fans (including me)…
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American Gods on Your Teevee

There's a lot of good TV coming out this year and one of the shows I'm really enjoying is American Gods, a joyfully Technicolor adaptation of Neil Gaiman's gloriously weird bestselling novel of the same name. The plot centers on Shadow Moon, a recently widowed ex-con whose world has turned upside down, and the mysterious…
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Four Novels About Communication Glitches/Blips/Errors/Surprises

Communication and time travel? Communication faster than the speed of sound? How about general communication enhancement? Take a trip with these novels of mishaps and you maybe grateful for the limitations of conversational methods currently at your disposal! Crosstalk Imagine having a tiny chip implanted in your brain so that you can instantly exchange thoughts with…
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10 to Try Check-In: May

Confession: I didn't really think 10 to Try was going to  "work" for me. I read pretty broadly already (it's kind of my job, after all), so I wasn't sure I'd be trying anything different or new. But five months in, I'm finding that I'm picking up books that I might not've read otherwise …
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