Monthly Archive: October, 2014

CCLaP Fridays: By Way of Water, by Charlotte Gullick

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This week I review “By Way of Water,” by Charlotte Gullick, about a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses living in timber country in the Seventies.

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Driftless Area Review Metapost

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Guest blogging opportunities, my new book, and the Ada Roundtable cancellation.

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CCLaP Fridays: Predator: the Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution, by Richard Whittle

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This week I review Predator, by Richard Whittle, about the development and deployment of the Predator drone.

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HOW TO ADD POETRY’S POP TO YOUR WRITING by Mary Kennedy Eastham, Guest Blogger

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Writing advice and poetry prompts from author Mary Kennedy Eastham, Guest Blogger.

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Apocryphal by Lisa Marie Basile @ thethepoetryblog

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Lisa Marie Basile’s “Apocryphal” exists in that Nabokovian twilight between childhood and adulthood. Between these realms one confronts monsters and the monolithic oppression of tradition. This is “Alice in Wonderland” re-imagined as a harrowing nightmare journey, a poodle-skirted damsel thrown into the jaws of a slavering beast, who may be the speaker’s father. What remains are fragments, memories, and fantasies strewn about or reconfigured.

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CCLaP Fridays: Nebula Awards Showcase 2014, edited by Kij Johnson

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My review of this year’s winners and runners-up for the 2014 Nebula Awards, in an anthology edited by Kij Johnson.

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Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy, by Christopher Sandford @ NYJB

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In Harold and Jack: the Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister MacMillan and President Kennedy, “Mr. Sandford expertly uses historical and archival material to make Kennedy’s and Macmillan’s Special Relationship come to life.”

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