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Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction by Ben Bova
Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction

Krisket, January 20, 2015

I love hard SF but as a Humanities person, I have to be selective because sometimes it is too much science and not enough story for me. This collection was perfect. The stories are great and well varied. Daniel H. Wilson (Robopocalypse) wrote the first story and it gets the book off to a great start! I found all of the stories interesting with few "lemons" in the collection. I love to find new authors through collections like this and now look forward to more from Liu Cixin after reading The Circle.
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Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon
Snow Hunters

Krisket, October 23, 2014

This is a short book that reads more like a poem than a novel because it is so beautifully written. The story seems simple at first but there are many layers that draw the reader in from the first few pages. It would have been easy to read it through in one sitting because I was so captivated by the book but I forced myself to slow down and savor the language. It was time well spent. The setting and characters develop gradually and the story progresses in a gentle way that makes a deep connection with the reader. I was truly sorry when it was over. I've thought about it repeatedly in the days since I finished this book and have recommended it to my friends. I will put it on the list for my book club in 2015 and look forward to finding out if others love it as much as I did.
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Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Krisket, March 2, 2013

I have to admit I wasn't sure I'd like this one when it was selected for my book club. The story sounded a little too emotional (a young girl trying to work through her grief after the death of her beloved uncle). But, the narrator, June, is compelling and very real. The characters are wonderfully developed. The setting (New York in the 80's) is so well crafted that it seems familiar. When you put it all together, you get a great read! I miss it now that I've finished it.
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Krisket, December 30, 2012

Another book about the love of books but this one is so much more than that. The illustrations beautifully show the connection between reader and book as well as the passage of time. It illustrates the importance of stories in our lives. The main character, Morris, takes care of the books and they, in turn, take care of him. When all is lost, it is the stories that help him recover himself. If you take your time with the words and the illustrations, you will be thoroughly drawn into this book and will likely go back to the beginning as soon as you reach the end. I now aspire to be the lovely lady "being pulled along by a festive squadron of flying books."
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