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'The Mandibles' Is Financial Dystopia With A Bite

6 hours 56 min ago

Lionel Shriver's newest novel is a work of speculative fiction: A national debt crisis leads to a systematic civil breakdown, bringing a once-prosperous family

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A Mystery Novel Is The Mystery At The Heart Of 'Blockbuster!'

7 hours 55 min ago

Lucy Sussex's new book is a history of 1886's runaway bestseller: The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. Why was it such a hit? Who was involved with it? And why was author Fergus Hume left without a dime?

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Beautifully Alien 'Ninefox Gambit' Mixes Math And Magic

June 25, 2016 - 3:00am

Yoon Ha Lee's new novel is hard to sum up — in an alien world so dissimilar to ours its technology seems like magic, reality is a consensus that requires intense, rigid belief to function.

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Michael Herr, Whose Vietnam War Reporting Became Iconic, Dies At 76

June 24, 2016 - 11:44am

Herr's book Dispatches redefined the genre of war reporting. "I was there to watch," he wrote. "I went to cover the war and the war covered me; an old story, unless of course you've never heard it."

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