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True Grit

True Grit, by Charles Portis. “I was just fourteen years old when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shot my father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robbed him of his life and his horse and $150 in cash money plus two California gold pieces that he carried in his trouser band.” … Continue reading »

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Master list of “Best of 2011″ book lists

Once again, Largehearted Boy is compiling a master list of online “Best of 2011″ book lists. Fiction, nonfiction, crafts, theater, travel, poetry, cookbooks… you name it, there’s a “Best Books of 2011″ list.

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Interactive guide to NPR’s top 100 SFF books

Update to the post about the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy book flowchart: SFF Signal, the folks who created that great flowchart to simplify navigation of the list, have improved on their flowchart and made it interactive. Cool stuff. (via Swiss Army Librarian)

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The Accidental Time Machine

The Accidental Time Machine, by Joe Haldeman. Matt Fuller, MIT research assistant and grad school dropout, accidentally invents a one-way time machine. The first time, it travels forward 1 second. The next time 12 seconds. The next, 12 times that. So he packs some supplies and hitches a ride with the machine, forwards to… what? … Continue reading »

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The Speed of Dark

The Speed of Dark, by Elizabeth Moon. Lou Arrendale is autistic. He was born too early to get the treatments that cured autism in infancy but not too late to get the therapy that made him high-functioning. He lives a fairly normal life, works for a pharmaceutical company finding patterns in data, goes to fencing … Continue reading »

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Emma, vol. 1

Emma, manga by Kaoru Mori. Volume 1 of 10. Emma is a young woman who works as a maid for a retired governess. William is the oldest son of a well-to-do merchant and was once the governess’ charge. This all takes place in 19th century London, so Emma and William’s love has class obstacles to … Continue reading »

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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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Book list: Time travel (3)

We have a science fiction and fantasy display at MPOW. Every month or two, the theme changes and I put together a list of books I can pick from to stock the display. The lists aren’t meant to be comprehensive or “best of.” They’re simply lists of books that fit the theme and are in … Continue reading »

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Book list: Time travel (2)

We have a science fiction and fantasy display at MPOW. Every month or two, the theme changes and I put together a list of books I can pick from to stock the display. The lists aren’t meant to be comprehensive or “best of.” They’re simply lists of books that fit the theme and are in … Continue reading »

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Book list: Time travel (1)

We have a science fiction and fantasy display at MPOW. Every month or two, the theme changes and I put together a list of books I can pick from to stock the display. The lists aren’t meant to be comprehensive or “best of.” They’re simply lists of books that fit the theme and are in … Continue reading »

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