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On Deck: Twelve to Watch for in 2014

A dozen books we're eagerly awaiting in the new year.

 

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Editors' Picks for 2013: Nonfiction

The most intriguing, arresting, and informative works of nonfiction for 2013

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Editors' Picks for 2013: Fiction

Fifteen highlights from a glorious year for imaginative literature.

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Next Up: Coming in 2012

Twenty forthcoming works that augur happy reading in the new year.

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20 Books We're Waiting For

BNR editor James Mustich scouts a score of the coming year's books.

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Year's Best Reading 2010: Editor's Picks

Our editors  choices for the best books of the year.

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April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

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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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

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.