In an alternate history of Earth, in the years after the Great War, deep in the heart of Germany, a mysterious doctor takes two orphans into his home with nefarious purposes. 1,208 more words
Ian Tregills’s Milkweed Triptych, Bitter Seeds, The Coldest War, and Necessary Evil are a compelling alternate history adventure. They start before the second world war, with a Nazi scientist who is experimenting on children to give them incredible powers. 440 more words
Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? (Montmorency #1)
by Eleanor Updale
This is a fun, quick read about a thief who becomes a gentleman. It wasn’t anything mind bending or breathtaking, but I found it’s historical detail interesting and the main character enjoyable. 1,103 more words
The 13th Annual Global Issues Film Festival will present “Bitter Seeds” at 5 p.m. Thursday at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Winner of the International Documentary Association’s 2012 Humanitas Documentary Award, this film explores the controversy between advocates who believe the “New Green Revolution” is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world’s growing population and their opponents who raise environmental concerns and fear that the GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land. 39 more words