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March 24

Book: Archer & Armstrong Vol. 5

Archer & Armstrong are going to war with Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps! [more inside]
posted by KMH at 7:11 AM - 0 comments

March 23

Book: Gotham Central Omnibus

Gotham's Finest work around the clock to not only keep the world's most psychotic criminals off the street, but also cleaning up the mess left behind by Batman's one-man war on crime.
posted by KMH at 9:03 AM - 2 comments

Book: Archer & Armstrong Vol. 1

After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family's sect - locate and kill the fun-loving, hard-drinking immortal known as Armstrong!
posted by KMH at 8:57 AM - 1 comment

March 22

Book: Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. [more inside]
posted by soplerfo at 12:33 PM - 1 comment

Book: Book: Parable of the Sower

When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith. [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom at 10:47 AM - 11 comments

March 7

Book: Mort

Book 4 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 6:43 PM - 7 comments

February 22

Book: Equal Rites

Book 3 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 7:47 AM - 16 comments

Book: The Handmaid's Tale

The seminal work of speculative fiction from Margaret Atwood. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable... Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force. [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom at 7:04 AM - 28 comments

February 12

Book: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

Back in print for the first time in years—and available in eBook for the first time—the New York Times bestselling tie-in to the hit television show and cult classic, Twin Peaks. Written by Jennifer Lynch, daughter of series co-creator David Lynch. Non-canon, but inspired by canon. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 9:31 PM - 6 comments

Book: The Autobiography of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes

A transcript of audio recordings by Dale Cooper from 1967 to 1989. Written by Scott Frost, son of Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost. Non-canon but inspired by canon. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 9:27 PM - 1 comment

Book: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

So the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu got together and talked about joy for a week. This resulting book is an accessible and actionable journey into the essential practice of experiencing and sharing joy. [more inside]
posted by aniola at 9:49 AM - 1 comment

February 9

Book: Hope in the Dark

Our new Hope in the Darkness nonfiction club kicks off with a discussion of Rebecca Solnit's 2004 book designed to give liberals fearful of an increasingly dark political climate hope and strength to fight back. "No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that's marked this new millennium." —Bill McKibben
posted by sciatrix at 7:36 AM - 3 comments

February 8

Book: Universal Harvester

Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. It’s a small town in the center of the state―the first a in Nevada pronounced ay. This is the late 1990s, and even if the Hollywood Video in Ames poses an existential threat to Video Hut, there are still regular customers, a rush in the late afternoon. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 6:39 AM - 2 comments

Book: Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman's retelling of stories from the Norse myths. [more inside]
posted by Ipsifendus at 5:41 AM - 1 comment

February 7

Book: The Three-Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Translated into English by Ken Liu and published in 2014, this novel won the Hugo for Best Novel in 2015.
posted by infinitewindow at 10:01 AM - 17 comments

February 1

Book: The Light Fantastic

Book 2 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 7:54 PM - 10 comments

January 17

Book: Ancillary Justice

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 8:59 AM - 27 comments

January 16

Book: The Peripheral

William Gibson's 2014 novel is a noirish scifi thriller that, as usual for Gibson, raises many more questions than it answers. Set in two different-but-related post-apocalyptic worlds, it's something of a return to his early work, but by no means a rehash. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity at 6:15 AM - 7 comments

January 6

Book: The Color of Magic

Book 1 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 3:30 PM - 20 comments

November 25, 2016

Book: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived.* [more inside]
posted by aniola at 2:55 PM - 3 comments

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