Graphic Novel Friday: Best Graphic Novels of July

The long days and extended sunshine (unless you are in London or Seattle) create a seasonal magic that obscures everyday humdrum with the possibility of the fantastic...

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This Week in Books - Dunkirk thrills, Venezuela simmers, and the White House plays musical chairs

Here is the week in books.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, the conclusion of a popular sci-fi series, book-talk in bathrooms, a plea for audiobook recommendations, and monied people make a muck of things...

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Announcing the Man Booker Prize Longlist

Thirteen books made the longlist. Here they are.

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Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow: “There is violent revolution, but there is walking away”

In his latest novel, Walkaway, Cory Doctorow scrutinizes capitalism, suspended animation, scarcity thinking…as well as rail guns and zeppelins and revolution. Read our interview with him.

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Post-apocalyptic Amish Fiction: David Williams tells the tale.

A booming city, a thriving Amish community in the outskirts, and a sudden catastrophic event. The inspiration behind When the English Fall.

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Callie Bates - photo credit Jim Schumaker

Callie Bates on Nature, Magic, and "The Waking Land"

We talk with debut fantasy novelist Callie Bates about her new trilogy-starter, hacking her writing habits, and the bracing honesty of an editorial critique.

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I'll Have What She's Having

A new book of culinary history takes a light-hearted look at the role of food in the lives of six remarkable women.

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Centipede Butts: It's What's for Dinner

Are insects the future of haute cuisine? In Bugged, David MacNeal' imagines a time where we will be "requesting more flies in the soup."

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Working for the Queen of Spies: Kate Quinn and Stephanie Dray Discuss "The Alice Network"

The popular book club read that was inspired by a unique espionage group...

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