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What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.

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Gay Talese Stays Too Long At 'The Voyeur's Motel'

July 24, 2016 - 3:00am

Gay Talese conflates the journalist and the voyeur in his new book about a motel owner who spied on his guests. And he makes the readers voyeurs as well: We watch him watching the unwary motel guests.

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

July 23, 2016 - 1:03pm

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.

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In Dave Eggers' Latest, A Mother Moves Her Kids To The Alaskan 'Frontier'

July 23, 2016 - 4:34am

Alaska's a state that's "not too precious about itself," Eggers says. In Heroes of the Frontier, he follows an out-of-work dentist as she moves her small family to an unfamiliar home.

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3 Books To Take On Your Summer Getaway

July 22, 2016 - 12:32pm

Bookseller John Evans recommends three vacation reads: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan and Under the Big Black Sun by John Doe and Tom DeSavia.

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Graphic Novelist Marjorie Liu On How Rejection Shaped Her Writing

July 22, 2016 - 12:32pm

Author Marjorie Liu is nominated for two Eisners, the most prestigious awards in comics. She writes young adult fantasy books that cover topics that include war, women and steam punk gadgetry.

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