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Review: Jemisin's The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

N.K. Jemisin

The first volume in N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy. The story of a world beset by earth quakes and other natural phenomenon, which can be kept at bay (or instigated) by a group of people with the power to control the forces of the earth. 214 more words

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Review: Delany's Straits of Messina

Straits of Messina

Samuel Delany

A now out of print and dearly priced collection of Samuel Delany* writing about his own works, including detailed essays on Dhalgren, the controversial (and at the time of publication of this book, unpublished) Hogg, Nova, the Tales of Nevryon series, and more. 225 more words

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Quadruple Score: The Aftermath of Because My Heart Said So

Remember that post that I made some months ago about a friends to lovers anthology? Well, if not, refresh yo memories here. I had no idea that the authors would soon be releasing full-blown stories of each one (Sometimes, I read but don’t read…). 126 more words

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"The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson

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A very well written fictional autobiography as told by a black man. It’s the story of a black man, mixed, but light enough to pass for white, and his struggle with the issue of race in America and his true identity. 369 more words

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7 Questions To Ponder Before Beginning a New Project

Before you start writing your next blog post, article, or book it is important that you ask yourself the following seven questions; some of them may seem simple, but pausing to answer them can considerably help you save time by concentrating only on the key aspects that determine the success of your project. 746 more words

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Plan Your Own Virtual Tour

Okay, so when I first heard the phrase “virtual book tour”, I kind of rolled my eyes at the cheesiness of the entire concept. I figured it was yet another ploy to make people pay for a ridiculous service that was pumped up to sound valuable and in reality was just a waste of money. 1,445 more words

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Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices in Austin and Texas

Come hear the words and inspiration from some of the most dynamic and culturally diverse authors in Austin and Texas on Saturday, December 3, 11 a.m. 99 more words

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