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Ready Player One

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline. Another fun, fast, read. The year is 2044 and the world is a big mess. But there’s this thing called OASIS, an immersive reality internet that many people find refuge in. They also find work, school, love, adventure… pretty much anything, there. OASIS’ inventor and owner, James Halliday, just … Continue reading »

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Boneshaker

Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest. Seattle, 1879. Sixteen years earlier, Leviticus Blue created a drilling machine — Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone Shaking Drill Engine — that destroyed the business district and released Blight gas that kills you undead. Seattle had been abandoned to the Blight gas and the “rotters” behind two-hundred-foot walls. Blue’s widow and her … Continue reading »

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His Majesty’s Dragon

(Originally posted on March 23, 2009, in the original Random Dewey blog) His Majesty’s Dragon, by Naomi Novik. Book 1 of the Temeraire trilogy. Napoleonic-era British navy officer accidentally becomes a dragon rider in the Aerial Corps. This is the first book in the Temeraire series. Nelson’s navy is trying to stop Napoleon’s forces from … Continue reading »

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Taken

(Originally posted on February 2, 2008, in the original Random Dewey blog) Taken by Edward Bloor. I heard about this one from Unshelved as one of their Book Club features. It’s the near future — 2035 — and kidnapping of rich kids is so prevalent that kids are trained in how to cooperate during the … Continue reading »

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Code Talker

(Originally posted on January 25, 2008, in the original Random Dewey blog) [...] Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac. As the subtitle says, this is a “novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two.” It’s a first-person story about Ned Begay, a fictional young Navajo … Continue reading »

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