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The Speculator

The Human Division

A serialized war of worlds packs the analogous power of militaristic SF old and new.

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Reading in Common

An Interview with Elinor Lipman

The charming writer of I Can't Complain on self-esteem, second chances, and happy endings.

 

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A Reading Life

The Woman Upstairs

How selfish must an artist be?

 

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Reading Romance

To Serve and Protect

Peace officers sometimes hide their hearts behind their badges.

 

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Library Without Walls

A Pleasing Terror: Kingsley Amis's "The Green Man"

The novelist's booze-soaked, bittersweet take on the classic ghost story.

 

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Crime and Punishment

A Man Without Breath

Wartime sleuth Bernie Gunther returns in his greatest adventure yet.

 

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The Speculator

Empty Space

Another artful experiment from a genre-bending icon of science fiction.

 

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A Reading Life

The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

Revealing the candid passions and ambitions of the austere O Pioneers! author.

 

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Drawn to Read

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Family memories, globetrotting mishaps and macabre encounters from a deadpan sensibility.

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Reader's Diary

The Plantagenets

The legendary -- and infamous -- dynasty may have unwittingly sown the seeds of monarchy's end.

 

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The Speculator

London Falling

Haunted London is home to a faceoff between psychic detectives and a ghastly killer.

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A Reading Life

Merivel: A Man of His Time

The frustrated doctor at the center of Restoration travels to Versailles and beyond.

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Crime and Punishment

The Andalucian Friend

Rival drug gangs trade fatalities and musings in Western Europe's multinational underworld.

 

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Reading in Common

The Interestings

Old friends at the top and bottom of the art world meet in the middle.

 

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University Presses

The Dune's Twisted Edge

Using Middle Eastern poetry to form an eclectic map of the region.

 

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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangledeshi mathematician and the haunting crime he's committed barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and ravaged Afghanistan with vinegar-steeped prose recalling the best of George Orwell and Joseph Conrad.

The People's Platform

Why is the Internet - once touted as the democratizer of the future - ruled by a few corporate giants, while countless aspirants work for free? Astra Taylor diagnoses why the web has failed to be a utopian playing field, and offers compelling ways we can diversify the marketplace and give voice to the marginalized.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.