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Review of Autobiography of a Traitor and Half Savage by Alix E. Harrow

The Word for Mapmaker is Also the Word for Traitor “Without us, the land won’t lie still. It writhes and twists beneath their compasses, so that a crew of surveyors might make the most meticulous measurements imaginable, plotting out each hill and bluff and bend in the river, and when they return the next day everything is a mirror image …

The Smell of the Gods. Black Phoenix Alchemy and Their Line of American God’s Scents

Scent and The Power of The Written Word Smell and Emotion It seems like in our world; smell is the downplayed sense. Our senses of Sight, hearing, and tactile stimulation are on high alert. The radio blares, media images flash on our screens, enticing us to buy the next thing. We see pictures of a mouth-wateringly juicy hamburger of unctuous …

Graphic Novel Review of They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (co-writer), Justin Eisinger (co-writer), Steven Scott (co-writer), Harmony Becker (Artist)

“Years later, the trauma of those experiences continued to haunt me. Most Japanese Americans from my parents’ generation didn’t like to talk about the internment with their children. As with many traumatic experiences, they were anguished by their memories and haunted by shame for something that wasn’t their fault. Shame is a cruel thing. It should rest on the perpetrators …

Ender’s Game – Where Do We Go From Here?

“No book, however good, can survive a hostile reading.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card gifted me many years ago with five words. “The enemy’s gate is down,” when I was 17 years old. Until that point I had no idea the world that existed in science fiction. It was vast, it was beautiful. It was full of starlight, …

What am I Reading Wednesday – June 12th, 2019

What Did I just Finish? Michael Crichton meets Elon Musk in this gripping sci-fi tech thriller, set in the eye-opening, paranoid world of the electrifying Zeroes. Hannah Stander is a consultant for the FBI—a futurist who helps the Agency with cases that feature demonstrations of bleeding-edge technology. It’s her job to help them identify unforeseen threats: hackers, AIs, genetic modification, anything …