Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Thing About Leftovers – C. C. Payne

Fizzy is a young girl going through a lot of changes in her life. Her parents have divorced, her father remarried, and now her mother has a new beau in her life. Fizzy isn’t particularly enamored with either of these step-parents, … Continue reading

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Learning to Swear in America – Katie Kennedy

Russian boy genius Yuri Strelnikov  is a 17-year-old with a PhD in Physics.  The Americans recruit him when it is discovered that an asteroid is blazing toward Earth on a collision course with California, exactly where NASA has assembled the … Continue reading

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1941: The America That Went to War – William M. Christie

This is the story of the end of an era. The last year before America lost its innocence, the year before everything changed. It is told, month by month, with an event that occurred in that month as the theme. … Continue reading

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The Doomed City – Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky (Translated by Andrew Bromfield)

  In the 1970s the Strugatsky brothers’ science-fiction novels were wildly popular in the USSR.  This novel was their favorite, but was so politically risky that it was kept secret and only published in the late 1980s, sixteen years after … Continue reading

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