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BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE FULL MOON LIGHT by Gentry Lee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 9, 1999

"Neither the desultory plot nor the plodding prose generates much narrative tension: imaginative, sometimes, but this unengaging space odyssey's mostly just pointless."
Lee's sequel to Bright Messengers (1995) comes with a solid synopsis: eight years previously, engineer Johann Eberhardt, some Martian colonists, and a number of saintly Michaelite nuns, previously tantalized by particle-ribbon beings that the nuns regard as angels, entered a strange spacecraft and were whisked off into the unknown. Read full book review >

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CRADLE by Arthur C. Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1988

"Clarke's ideas often take wing, but here he's just muddling through."
Hard-working but mundane, near-future alien-visitor yam, as journalists, treasure-hunters, the US Navy, and alien super-robots mix it up beneath the sea off the Florida Keys. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT MESSENGERS by Gentry Lee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

"The greater failure here is one of imagination."
The first solo effort, and start of an alien-contact series, from Arthur C. Clarke's collaborator on Rama Revealed (1994), etc. On Earth, a mysterious ribbon of white particles appears to Sister Beatrice of the Order of St. Read full book review >

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THE TRANQUILITY WARS by Gentry Lee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 5, 2000

"Pass."
Space coming-of-age yarn, from the author of Double Full Moon Night (1999), etc. By the 25th century, the totalitarian FISC and the similar UDSC vie for control of the space colonies scattered throughout the solar system, although many independent pirate groups reject both FISC and UDSC and live by their own philosophies and modes of government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAMA REVEALED by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"Still, there will be hordes of Rama fans desperate to discover how it all comes out."
Rendezvous with Rama didn't need sequels, but we got them anyway. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF RAMA by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"Crude attempts to jumpstart the reader's sense of wonder with repeated insistence that the characters are awed, amazed, and overwhelmed by the rather routine vistas they encounter serve only to underline the lack of the genuine goods here."
Picking up where Rama II (1989) left off, this latest effort from Clarke and Lee is as disappointing as their others. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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UNCOMMON SCENTS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Bonus Factors: Gardening, Diversity, Bay Area
Relationship Status: High School Sweetheart

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents

I’m not ...


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YA DECEMBER 2016
by Leila Roy

Oh, December. Why must you be so cold, so dark, so withholding when it comes to new book releases? Sigh. Here are the two—I know, right? ONLY TWO!—that I’ve got my eye on:

The Secret of a Heart Note, by Stacey Lee

A contemporary romantic fantasy? IN DECEMBER? Yes, yes, yes, PLEASE. This sounds like EXACTLY what I need ...


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LEE ALAN DUGATKIN
by Gregory McNamee

It’s a story as old as humankind: Somewhere, one of our ancestors threw a bone out into the darkness beyond the campfire, a wolf snatched it up, and its grateful descendants transformed themselves into dogs for our companionship. The process, it’s been supposed, took thousands of years, millennia in which those fierce, lethal hunters of the northern forests evolved—or devolved ...


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