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August 13

Book: All Of The Marvels

"Mutants! Monsters! Monarchs! Mystery! A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told!" Douglas Wold read the entire Marvel catalog (that's over 27,000 comic books) and summarizes his findings. [more inside]
posted by Rash at 8:52 PM - 2 comments

August 12

Book: Moon Witch, Spider King

The second book in Marlon James' Dark Star trilogy and sequel to Black Leopard, Red Wolf. [more inside]
posted by Sibrax at 10:00 AM - 1 comment

August 6

Book: Aspects

Author John M. Ford's final, unfinished work. In the bustling capital city of Lescoray, a member of Parliament strives to do the right thing. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena at 5:14 PM - 0 comments

July 27

Book: Deprecated

OK, actually it's a short story, not a book. It's free on the author's web site. I read it quickly, not sure I wanted it to end where I thought it would, and it end up surprising me. Very much worth your time! [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt at 6:32 AM - 5 comments

July 26

Book: Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota Book #4)

Alliances reshape and a new order emerges in the culmination of Ada Palmer's "Terra Ignota" series, which is on the Hugo ballot for the "Best Series" award.
posted by brainwane at 7:45 AM - 3 comments

July 4

Book: Fevered Star

Return to The Meridian with New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse's sequel to the most critically hailed epic fantasy of 2020 Black Sun — finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Lambda, and Locus awards. [more inside]
posted by DowBits at 1:20 PM - 1 comment

June 27

Book: Amazing Spider-Man

The first volume in the new "Penguin Classics Marvel Collection", edited by Ben Saunders. [more inside]
posted by Ipsifendus at 12:34 PM - 2 comments

June 26

Book: Light from Uncommon Stars

Good Omens meets The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet in Ryka Aoki's Light From Uncommon Stars, a defiantly joyful adventure set in California's San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts. [more inside]
posted by DowBits at 5:04 PM - 9 comments

Book: The Grief of Stones

Thara Celehar is back in this direct sequel to Witness for the Dead. As a prelate of Ulis, Thara has the power to experience the last moments of the deceased. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 12:01 PM - 9 comments

June 12

Book: When Women Were Dragons

A rollicking feminist tale set in 1950s America where thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons, exploding notions of a woman's place in the world and expanding minds about accepting others for who they really are. - The first adult novel by the Newbery award-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:49 PM - 4 comments

June 8

Book: Still Just a Geek: An Annotated Memoir

Metafilter's own Wil Wheaton revisits his 2004 book Just a Geek. The result is two books in one, the original Just a Geek, and a book's worth of annotations with a happier, more content, more mature Wil wondering what the hell he was thinking when he wrote some of that stuff.
posted by COD at 2:46 PM - 4 comments

June 7

Book: Shards of Earth

Decades after the destruction of the Earth by incomprehensibly powerful entities known as Architects, the crew of the salvage ship Vulture God is trying to keep their independence and eke out a living. But after what starts at as a promising job they find themselves caught between rival human government, alien criminal gangs, opportunists and cultists. The first entry in a new series by Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of Children of Time. [more inside]
posted by mark k at 9:42 PM - 3 comments

June 6

Book: The Echo Wife

Martine is a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn Caldwell’s award-winning research. She’s patient and gentle and obedient. She’s everything Evelyn swore she’d never be. And she’s having an affair with Evelyn’s husband. Now, the cheating bastard is dead, and both Caldwell wives have a mess to clean up. Good thing Evelyn Caldwell is used to getting her hands dirty.
posted by soelo at 2:25 PM - 4 comments

May 28

Book: Bellwether

Dr. Sandra Foster studies fads for a company in Boulder, Colorado. Her employer, Hi-Tek, wants to know how to predict trends in order to create one. Unlikely circumstances lead Foster to meet O’Reilly, a shy chaos theorist who may hold the key to her research. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome at 11:06 AM - 10 comments

May 24

Book: Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and ...

"How did a libertine who lacks even the most basic knowledge of the Christian faith win 81 percent of the white evangelical vote in 2016? And why have white evangelicals become a presidential reprobate’s staunchest supporters? These are among the questions acclaimed historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez asks in Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, which delves beyond facile headlines to explain how white evangelicals have brought us to our fractured political moment." [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:52 PM - 12 comments

May 20

Book: The Fated Sky

Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there's a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic -- but potentially very dangerous -- mission? Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? And with the Civil Rights movement taking hold all over Earth, will the astronaut pool ever be allowed to catch up, and will these brave men and women of all races be treated equitably when they get there? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 5:36 AM - 4 comments

May 19

Book: All Boys Aren't blue

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 5:13 PM - 1 comment

May 16

Book: The Southernization of America

A series of essays by two noted left of center personalities in the South (Frye Gaillard and Cynthia Tucker) that looks at what went wrong in the US, and how we got to a place in the county where 40% of the electorate are flat out racists. [more inside]
posted by COD at 5:38 AM - 0 comments

May 15

Book: The Chosen and the Beautiful

Immigrant. Socialite. Magician. Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society—she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She’s also queer and Asian, a Vietnamese adoptee treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her. But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how. The Chosen and the Beautiful reinvents this classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice.
posted by rednikki at 8:13 AM - 3 comments

May 14

Book: Bad Actors

A governmental think-tank, whose remit is to curb the independence of the intelligence service, has lost one of its key members, and Claude Whelan—one-time head of MI5's Regent’s Park—is tasked with tracking her down. But the trail leads straight back to the Park itself, with Diana Taverner as chief suspect. Has Diana overplayed her hand at last? What’s her counterpart, Moscow’s First Desk, doing in London? And does Jackson Lamb know more than he’s telling? Over at Slough House, with Shirley Dander in rehab, Roddy Ho in dress rehearsal, and new recruit Ashley Khan turning up the heat, the slow horses are doing what they do best, and adding a little bit of chaos to an already unstable situation… [more inside]
posted by Strutter Cane - United Planets Stilt Patrol at 2:49 AM - 1 comment

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