Wicked Weeds / Pedro Cabiya

Wicked Weeds / Pedro Cabiya

Title: Wicked Weeds Author: Pedro Cabiya Genre: Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction Publisher: Mandel Vilar Press, November 15th 2016 Pages: 184 Synopsis: A Caribbean zombie—smart, gentlemanly,financially independent, and a top executive at an important pharmaceutical company—becomes obsessed with finding the formula that would reverse his condition and allow him to become "a real person." In the process, three of his closest collaborators [...]

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Gemina / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Gemina / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Gemina Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Genre: YA, Science Fiction Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, October 18th 2016 Pages: 659 Synopsis: The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the [...]

The Situation and the Story / Vivian Gornick

The Situation and the Story / Vivian Gornick

Title: The Situation and the Story Author: Vivian Gornick Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 11th 2002 (first published 2001) Pages: 174 Synopsis: All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or a novel the "I" who tells this tale [...]

Illuminae / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Illuminae / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Illuminae Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Genre: YA, Science Fiction Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, October 20th 2015 Pages: 602 Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet [...]

Things That Await Me in 2017

Things That Await Me in 2017

For many of us, 2016 was a punch in the gut. We remember those we lost with heavy hearts, including celebrities David Bowie, Harper Lee, Alan Rickman, and Carrie Fisher, as well as those involved in the Pulse nightclub shooting and the destruction of Syria. It was a rough year for divisive politics and violent incidences around the world, and most [...]