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The Space Between the Stars

The Space Between the Stars offers symmetry between an enjoyable read and thought-provoking subject matter. Where it falls short of appealing to science fiction fans, it’s bound to act as a segue for fiction lovers easing themselves into the sci-fi genre. One can only hope that Corlett will revisit this world in the future and build upon the foundation she’s created. In the meantime, Corlett has an extensive list of successful short stories worth exploring.

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Polish Literature Meets HBO’s Hit New Series Westworld

Coming of Age Under Martial Law (named 2016 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE) is а fascinating, in-depth examination of some 30 Polish novels written by the ‘89ers, a generation of writers whose coming of age coincided with the fall of Communism in Poland, and who had to quickly adapt to capitalism and western style democracy.

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Sarah Pinborough's Poison - A Wicked Snow White Tale

Seduction, Love, and Betrayal in an Age of Magic and Torment

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    On its surface Poison is a throaty, sensual story, in which Sarah Pinborough uses traditional aspects of the Snow White fairytale, adding as she goes along her own unique characteristics and plot twists to give the reader a story that at once feels familiar while brimming with fresh insights.   Beneath the surface, the prose is simple and sharp, and focuses with humanity on issues dealing with psychology, human behavior and motivation, and childhood scars. It is also playfully decrepit and delightfully erotic. Startling, in a tale everyone has read a thousand thousand times, about which we all know every detail, the story feels fresh and never…

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The Art of Appreciating the Moment: Erich Maria Remarque on Life, Love, and the Passage of Time

GENEVA, Sept. 25—Erich Maria Remarque, the German-born author who attained world fame with his World War I novel “All Quiet on the Western Front,” died at noon today of a heart collapse at the Saint Agnese clinic at Locarno, Switzerland. He was 72 years old.

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Voices from Chernobyl

Voices from Chernobyl — Voices Worth Hearing

I don’t know what I should talk about—about death or about love? Or are they the same? Which one should I talk about? We were newlyweds. We still walked around holding hands, even if we were just going to the store. I would say to him, “I love you.” But I didn’t know then how much. I had no idea. . .[…] One night I heard a noise. I looked out the window. He saw me. “Close the window and go back to sleep. There’s a fire at the reactor. I’ll be back soon.”

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