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Book Review: How to Love a Jamaican

Synopsis "Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret—Alexia Arthurs navigates these tensions to extraordinary effect in her debut collection about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home. Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns, these eleven stories form a portrait of a nation, a… Continue reading Book Review: How to Love a Jamaican

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Short Story Sunday: Unaccustomed Earth

For this week's Short Story Sunday, I'll be taking a look at "Unaccustomed Earth" by Jhumpa Lahiri, from her short story collection of the same name. In "Unaccustomed Earth" we meet Ruma, a young mother living in Seattle with her three-year-old son Akash and husband, Adam, who travels frequently for work. We learn that Ruma's… Continue reading Short Story Sunday: Unaccustomed Earth

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Science Fiction Friday: “Inconstant Moon” by Larry Niven – Bring On that Nova Weather

“Inconstant Moon” by Larry Niven begs the questions: If this was your last night on Earth what would you do? More importantly, who would you choose to be with? “What I wanted was someone who would join my…farewell party without asking the wrong questions.” –Stan, “Inconstant Moon” This story begins in San Diego, California late… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: “Inconstant Moon” by Larry Niven – Bring On that Nova Weather

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Science Fiction Friday: J.G. Ballard, “Chronopolis”

 J.G. Ballard’s “The Chronopolis” tells of Conrad Newman who, while waiting on death row, contemplates his past and his discovery of the city of Chronopolis. Conrad lives in a world where the concept of time is obsolete. (i.e., no checking your iPhone every minute and a half for no reason). His society functions lazily with… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: J.G. Ballard, “Chronopolis”