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  1. Book Review: The Color of Rain

    The Color of Rain by Cori McCarthy Plot: Rain White lives in Earth City, where she ekes out a living trying to take care of her little brother, Walker. That is, until Walker becomes one of the Touched, people who have a degenerative brain disease. If the authorities find out…

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  2. Book Review: Redshirts

    Redshirts by John Scalzi As a newly-minted Ensign on the Universal Union flagship Intrepid, Andrew Dahl expects to be gopher and coffee-fetcher for his senior co-workers. What he doesn’t expect is that being the newest crew member will also make him most likely to die. Something strange is happening…

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  3. The Pool of Fire by John Christopher

    The Pool of Fire by John Christopher The Pool of Fire is the third book in the Tripods series by John Christopher. I’m reposting my reviews in tribute to this great science fiction writer who died last week. Time is running short, and the final push to overthrow the…

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  4. The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher

    The City of Gold and Lead is the second book in the Tripods series by John Christopher. I’m reposting my reviews in tribute to this great science fiction author who died this week. Will and his friends have been living with the renegade community in the White Mountains, undergoing…

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  5. The White Mountains by John Christopher

    In tribute to science fiction writer John Christopher, who just passed away, I’m reposting my review of The White Mountains, the first book in his Tripods series. Will Parker is 13 years old, and in another year he will undergo the capping ceremony, which marks the passage to adulthood.…

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  6. Book Review: The Map of Time

    The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma The Map of Time is an ode to the Victorian era, and in particular to those Victorian writers like H.G. Wells and Bram Stoker who were the forerunners of genre fiction. It’s a clever book, with a self-aware narrator who…

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  7. Book Review: Wolfley-O's

    Wolfley-O’s by Sallie Lowenstein On the last day of the first week of first grade, Davey doesn’t want to go back to school. The other kids pick on him, call him names, and push him down on the playground. Then he discovers an unusual box of cereal in…

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  8. Book Review: The Stand graphic novels

    The Stand: Captain Trips The Stand: American Nightmares Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Mike Perkins Based on The Stand by Stephen King Stephen King’s The Stand is one of my favorite books of all time. It’s one of those books that I go back to and reread from time to time.…

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  9. Middle grade fantasy & science fiction review roundup

    I’ve been busy these days reading YA SFF for the Cybils, and haven’t had much time to read the middle grade books. If you’re looking for good fantasy or science fiction for middle grade readers, Cybils panelist Charlotte has rounded up MG SFF reviews for the week…

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  10. Book Review: A Wish After Midnight

    A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott Fifteen year old Genna lives in a tiny apartment in a Brooklyn ghetto. Her brother works for a drug dealer, and her sister is a favorite with the boys. Her mother works too many hours trying to support the family, and Genna is…

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