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Is it possible to define science fiction, especially as it includes so many sub-genres and story types? Well, attempts have certainly been made to define what constitutes science fiction, and the debate continues today. Blogger Andrew Liptak takes a look at the history of this ever-changing genre definition: http://ow.ly/LrNMT
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Ann Packer's 'The Children's Crusade,' a novel that burrows deeply into a Portola Valley-based Blair family, covers five decades and four first-person narrators—a range that leaves readers free to interpret the family's history for themselves. "Reading the novel brings to mind the maxim that there exist three sides to every story: yours, mine, and the truth," our feature article comments. Check out our full interview with the bestselling author. http://ow.ly/LmHG3
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Martha Brockenbrough's 'The Game of Love and Death' "makes the story of two ‘regular’ mortals into an epic; serves as a reminder that gone is not necessarily forgotten; that even when someone is eventually forgotten, that doesn’t mean that they never were." Read Bookshelves of Doom blogger Leila Roy's review here: http://ow.ly/LjwKk
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"Spelling is the clothing of words," comments Mary Norris in 'Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.' "A misspelling undermines your authority." And as a longtime copy editor at The New Yorker who's corrected a formidable list of writers, she should know. Yet her book, which is filled with educational, funny, and autobiographical essays, is quite approachable. http://ow.ly/Lg2l1
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It may come as a surprise that, when originally published 90 years ago, THE GREAT GATSBY was anything but a success—in fact, it barely budged from bookstores, and critics labeled it vulgar and exaggerated. But after Fitzgerald's death in 1940, the classic was re-issued and distributed to American armed forces during WWII and soon began to fly off the shelves. We reflect on Fitzgerald's legacy and the evolution of his most famous work. http://ow.ly/LfTQ1
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We all love the classic superhero tale. But what comes AFTER the hero saves the planet? Patrick Hester reviews the graphic novel 'Starlight: The Return of Duke McQueen', which tells the tale of a superhero whose lived an entire lifetime beyond his days of saving the planet from mortal danger: http://ow.ly/L8Pgn
Patrick Hester reviews Mark Millar's Graphic Novel 'Starlight: The Return of Duke McQueen'.
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We're sad to hear about the passing of celebrated Western author Ivan Doig. Contributing editor Gregory McNamee remembers Doig's extensive career: http://ow.ly/LptN7
Gregory McNamee remembers the celebrated Western novelist Ivan Doig, who passed away today at age 75,
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A month before their college graduation, Amy Butcher's friend Kevin walked her home; just several hours later, he inexplicably stabbed his girlfriend to death. 'Visiting Hours,' Butcher's debut, explores mental illness and her attempts to come to terms with the tragic events of that night. "It shook so much of what I assumed to be true," said Butcher. “I felt until I addressed it, it would never go away and my life wouldn’t resolve itself.” http://ow.ly/LmxjN
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Congratulations to Atticus Lish on winning the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel 'Preparation for the Next Life,' published by Tyrant Books! http://ow.ly/LiNGJ
Congratulations to Atticus Lish, winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books), and congratulations again to our four finalists: Jeffery Renard Allen for Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press). Jennifer Clement for Prayers for the Stolen ...
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A century ago, the Armenian genocide—now considered the world's first modern genocide—began, ultimately causing the deaths of between 1 and 1.5 million Armenians. Nonfiction editor Eric Liebtrau spotlights four recent/upcoming books that shed new light on the tragedy. http://ow.ly/Lg56Z
Kirkus Reviews' nonfiction editor Eric Liebetrau writes about four new books that tackle the Armenian genocide.
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Take a ride with these picture books recommended by Julie Danielson: These stories will make young readers "think about mass transportation and working together." http://ow.ly/Lb8kd
Blogger Julie Danielson reviews two picture books about buses that will take you for a fun ride.
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Linked short story compilations (such as, famously, Sherwood Anderson's 'Winesburg, Ohio') have been around for a while. While this format is losing traction in traditional publishing, the self-publishing world has been churning out outstanding works like "Havelock Free Press,' 'The Sense of Touch,' and 'Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines'—"engrossing collection[s] giving ordinary people their due." http://ow.ly/L8FkA
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Kirkus reviews more than 7,000 books published by traditional houses and more than 3,000 self-published books every year. The magazine is published on the 1st and 15th of every month, and because of the scope of our coverage, our authoritative voice and the timeliness of our reviews, Kirkus Reviews is revered by many as the first indicator of a book’s potential.