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Fiction

Hi, I am not okay, but as someone on Twitter said, I'm doing things I ordinarily enjoy because I don't know what else to do. (Other than volunteer for GOTV activities, which has been surprisingly heartening, though then again I am in a bright blue area.) I hope you all are as well as possible!


Charles Stross, Dead Lies DreamingCollapse )
Emily Tesh, Drowned CountryCollapse )
Alexis Hall, Boyfriend MaterialCollapse )

Adrian Tchaikovsky, The Expert System’s BrotherCollapse )
Adrian Tchaikovsky, FirewalkersCollapse )
Alina Boyden, Stealing ThunderCollapse )
James R. Gapinski, Fruit RotCollapse )
Kameron Hurley, The Light BrigadeCollapse )

A.K. Larkwood, The Unspoken NameCollapse )
Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of JanuaryCollapse )
Jim Butcher, Peace TalksCollapse )
Lauren Beukes, AfterlandCollapse )
K.B. Wagers, Beyond the EmpireCollapse )
Tamsyn Muir, Harrow the NinthCollapse )

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Nonfiction

David Sedaris, CalypsoCollapse )
Claudia Rankine, Just UsCollapse )
Janelle Shane, You Look Like a Thing and I Love YouCollapse )

Amy Stanley, Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her WorldCollapse )
Sarah A. Seo, Policing the Open RoadCollapse )
Alexis Coe, You Never Forget Your FirstCollapse )
J.D. Dickey, Empire of MudCollapse )
Slavery’s Capitalism, ed. Sven Beckert: Collapse )

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Fiction and Beforeigners

Beforeigners is an HBO show set in Norway, 7 years after people from earlier time periods started appearing in numbers. Meret turned me on to it and it is amazing. Not only are there a ton of witty details about what life would be like, it also has a charismatic lead and some interesting things to say both about (1) immigration/anti-immigrant sentiment and (2) how people get inured to previously unbelievable and you-would-have-thought-intolerable situations, which has obvious relevance to the current situation. People are arriving from a thousand years ago! Ugh, is that still happening? The female lead was a Viking (but we don't use that term any more) shieldmaiden, and warriors aren't supposed to become police officers, so she just told them she was a farmwife, and they had no idea how to evaluate that claim so they believed her. Does have police work, but not US police work, so I hope it's tolerable?

My daughter and I also powered through the new She-Ra, which was great (though I think I still like Steven Universe better). Next up: new season of Lucifer, then probably Legend of Korra.


Veronica Roth, The Chosen OnesCollapse )
K.M. Szpara, DocileCollapse )
T. Kingfisher, A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive BakingCollapse )
Stephen King, If It BleedsCollapse )
The Year’s Best Science Fiction 2019, ed. Jonathan Strahan. Collapse )
Tasha Suri, Empire of SandCollapse )
Edited By, ed. Ellen Datlow: Collapse )
Best of British Fantasy 2019Collapse )
K.B. Wagers, A Pale Light in the BlackCollapse )
K.B. Wagers, After the Crown:Collapse )
Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft:Collapse )

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Nonfiction

ETA: Hi, I need distraction. I wish I had something other to offer. I hope everyone is as well as they can be.

T.J. Stiles, The First TycoonCollapse )
T.J. Stiles, Jesse JamesCollapse )
Thomas Piketty, Capital and IdeologyCollapse )
Gregory A. Daddis, Westmoreland’s War: Reassessing American Strategy in VietnamCollapse )
Kate Manne, Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts WomenCollapse )

Laura Spinney, Pale RiderCollapse )
Benjamin E. Park, Kingdom of NauvooCollapse )
Janine Barchas, The Lost Books of Jane AustenCollapse )
William Dalrymple, The AnarchyCollapse )
Rachel Hope Cleves, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early AmericaCollapse )

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Nonfiction

Timothy Egan, The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American HeroCollapse ).

Adam Higginbotham, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear DisasterCollapse )
Patrick Radden Keefe, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland:  Collapse )
David W. Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of FreedomCollapse )
Mae M. Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern AmericaCollapse )
Matthew Karp, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign PolicyCollapse )
Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Hans Rosling, and Ola Rosling, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You ThinkCollapse )
Robert Leckie, Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the PacificCollapse )
Shane Bauer, American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of PunishmentCollapse )
Jonathan M. Metzl, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's HeartlandCollapse )

Alejandro de la Fuente & Ariela J. Gross, Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and LouisianaCollapse )
Jack Weatherford, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern WorldCollapse )
Kevin M. Levin, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent MythCollapse )

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Nancy Kress, Sea ChangeCollapse )
S.A. Chakraborty, The City of BrassCollapse )
Lilith Saintcrow, Night ShiftCollapse )
Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran, Snow, Glass, ApplesCollapse )
Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustCollapse )
Rainbow Rowell, Wayward SonCollapse )

Paul Cornell, Witches of LychfordCollapse )
Max Barry, ProvidenceCollapse )
Devil Take MeCollapse )
Tade Thompson, Collapse )

Tade Thompson, Collapse )

Alexis Hall, Shadows & DreamsCollapse )

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Nonfiction

Joy Lisi Rankin, A People’s History of Computing in the United States: Collapse )
Scott Stern, The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison “Promiscuous” Women: Collapse )
Marcy Norton, Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World: Collapse )
Robert J. Shiller, Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events: Collapse )
Rory Sutherland, Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life: Collapse )

Sady Doyle, Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power: Collapse )
Fei-Hsien Wang, Pirates and Publishers: A Social History of Copyright in Modern China: Collapse )

Peter Watts, Peter Watts Is an Angry Sentient Tumor: Revenge Fantasies and Essays: Collapse )

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