Chanelle Benz’s debut collection, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, is filled with characters often facing a moral crossroads. The stories contain the unexpected, like a classic Western complete with local brothel as well as a gothic tale.
Learning all about our wonderful, fascinating world is a walk in the park — literally, if you take one of these listens outdoors with you.
RT sent an email about this topic last week, but we have some information from Elizabeth S. that’s pretty important if you’re flying into Atlanta for RT 2017: I noticed they did put the alert in the RT notes sent out today concerning...Show More Summary
What a great month for Mysteries & Thrillers. Here is a selection of some of our favorite Mysteries & Thrillers of April.
In writing her novel The Last Neanderthal, which published this week, Millions staffer Claire Cameron relied on Jane Smiley’s motto for writing historical fiction: “you are there.” Bonus: Don’t miss our interview with Cameron, in which she describes her many “life-long obsessions.” The post You Are There appeared first on The Millions.
“Borne,” Jeff Vandermeer’s lyrical and harrowing new novel, may be the most beautifully written, and believable, post-apocalyptic tale in recent memory: A considerable achievement, considering “Borne” features not just a near-future, nameless city; an enormous, sentient, cataclysmically destructive...
I don’t know how to start this review other than to say that “Let Us Dream” by Alyssa Cole is really, really good and you should go and buy it immediately. “Let Us Dream” is the story of Bertha, a black suffragette who owns a club in Harlem in 1917, and Amir, an immigrant from Bengal with socialist leanings and a hell of a way in the kitchen. Show More Summary
Once upon a time, in 1983 to be precise, a small U.K. literary journal published a list of what it considered the 20 best novelists in Britain under the age of 40. Lists like Granta’s Best Young British Novelists are now so commonplace—from...Show More Summary
April showers bring May...the Fourth! See which new Star Wars titles—ranging from Thrawn to Han—hit shelves this spring, and get a sneak peek at exciting fall releases.
Marvel is putting a lot of effort into making the Inhumans a compelling property, and after a lackluster few years of Inhuman stories, the publisher is trying a new direction for these characters. The Inhuman royal family has taken to the stars in the Royals ongoing series, but one prominent member is missing: Black Bolt, the former Inhuman king. Show More Summary
Crispin’s writing strikes a tone that at times parallels neoconservative—even alt-right—pundits: commentary peppered with political injunctions, not criticism.
Church Members Who Make God Sick Rice 1944 Of course I had to pick up this title. Evidently, you are all making God sick when you blow off church, fail to read the Bible, and a host of other behaviors. Our author wants you to get off your butt and quit phoning in your Christian […]
We have to resist on the streets. We have to fight at every turn. We have to resist through our classroom teaching. We have to resist through the books we write. We have to resist at all times. The post Surviving Trump: Marc Lamont Hill Wants You to Resist appeared first on The Millions.
The author of “The Lost City of Z” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” thinks the president should read “The Road,” by Cormac McCarthy, because “it gives a sense of the fragility of the world.”
Two new books — “Mercies in Disguise” by Gina Kolata and “The Family Gene” by Joselin Linder — look at how individuals cope with devastating genetic diseases.
NB: It’s time for a squee! This is for a Chinese period drama with all sorts of gorgeous scenery and amazing costumes. The Nirvana in Fire squee comes from Castiron. Castiron spends her days wrangling book metadata and her evenings wrangling yarn and kids. Show More Summary
How did the cross, from being such a loathsome taboo that it could scarcely be mentioned, change into an image… See the full story of The wondrous cross on The Spectator.