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Z is for Zachariah

Z is for Zachariah by Robert O’Brien infuriated me. I admit to not having read or seen Fifty Shades of Gray, but in the same way comments about that have seeped into my brain about whether that is a story of female empowerment or domination, I had the same uneasiness about this book. 871 more words

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The Gone-Away World

I’m having a difficult time pigeon-holing The Gone Away World, a novel by Nick Harkaway (an interesting tidbit: he is the son of John le Carré 315 more words

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Hadean, Part II: Survivor Road—Coming mid-July

Chapter 1

The body is gone. So why can I still see it? Ellen Duncan fisted the silk curtains, viewing the front yard through the slit between the panels. 1,916 more words


Sin of Mediocrity: post-apocalyptic short stories


The Sin of Mediocrity

I don’t think about it anymore.  My past was someone else’s dream.  I was a corporate manager with a short secretary.   4,101 more words

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Girl at the End of the World

Tropes are difficult to work with. They’re broadly useful to tease apart patterns but because they interact with one another, each individual instance of a trope will  3,293 more words

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How bad it is when you are hoping that the heroine of the story will die? That’s what I kept chanting in my head while reading H2O by Virginia Bergin. 737 more words

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