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Central Station by Lavie Tidhar is filled with echoes of classic sci-fi without its shortcomings. It is a beautifully-written novel of interconnected stories, beliefs, and minds, multifaceted in its style and characters. This book is Gibson-, Bradbury-, Delany-level good.

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ISBN: 9781616962142
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Published: Tachyon Publications - May 10th, 2016

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What are you willing to do for your art? What would you sacrifice? Kat Howard’s Roses and Rot takes you to the dark and older fairy tales, where things are not as they seem and ‘be careful what you wish for’ is the refrain. It is a story of two talented sisters, a writer and a dancer, who attend an artists’ retreat. It seems like the perfect place to create, yet as with all perfect places, something is not quite right. Kat Howard seems to possess a magic of her own, of making characters come alive and scenery so vivid, you forget it exists only on the page. Roses and Rot is both beautiful and dark, lovely and haunting.

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ISBN: 9781481451161
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - May 17th, 2016

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ISBN: 9781481451178
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 4th, 2017

Garrard Conley’s Boy Erased is more than just a simple exposé of ‘gay conversion’ therapy. It is a sincere look at his personal faith, pain, shame, vulnerability, and struggle to accept his own identity and desire. It’s a memoir about love, love we see and ‘secret loves crouched and waiting in the last place you would likely go searching for them.’ Conley’s own kindness and integrity shine through even as everybody around him attempts to convince him that his life is wrong. Boy Erased is astute, heartfelt, and genuinely powerful.

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ISBN: 9781594633010
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 10th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780735213463
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2017