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Gregory Mone
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Novelist and science writer, for kids and adults.
Novelist and science writer, for kids and adults.

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GOLD MEDALS, TOP SECRET PROJECTS, AND DETECTIVE FICTION
(I'm not really here anymore. Most of the time I'm here . But I figured I'd check back in case anyone missed the memo.) This September, Viking Children's Books will be publishing an adapted version of  The Boys in the Boat , Daniel James Brown's adult nonfi...

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The Alien in the Comic Book Store
You'd be surprised how difficult it can be to identify an alien. They don't simply trot out before you in their natural form, green, three-fingered, and slimy, with heads measuring at least as tall as their trunks. Last week, for instance, I saw one in a co...

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Han Shot First...From a Certain Point of View
Star Wars has struck my house. I'm to blame, of course, but I never thought it would become this intense. We've been playing with the action figures for a while now and I'm particularly fond of Han Solo because of his versatility. If you're short a villain,...

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There Was Something He Felt Like Doing
A personal record last week: Ten separate talks, plus eight revision workshops, spread between seven different schools and the lovely Massachusetts Reading Association conference. At the latter I spoke about engaging boys as readers. One of the five or six ...

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He Appeared to be a Lunatic
Often I dream about being able to breathe underwater. It
always comes to me as a kind of revelation, as if it’s actually really simple,
and our whole inability to breathe underwater as humans has been a matter of just not doing it
right. The trick is to jus...

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The Lonely Work and a Turtle Named Whitman
Am I done with the new novel? Yes! Absolutely. I'm done. Or at least I'm probably...sort of done. I mean, I think the characters are all there. The story moves. But the ending might need a little work, and there's a chapter in the middle that's probably a l...

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A recent post about various events, odd readings, etc. The Stravinsky quote is worth checking out...
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