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Mini Review: The Space Between Worlds

Synopsis "Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total. On… Continue reading Mini Review: The Space Between Worlds

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Book Review: Gods of Jade and Shadow

Synopsis "The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. Yet this new life seems… Continue reading Book Review: Gods of Jade and Shadow

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Science Fiction Friday: The Birth-Mark

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” has an Edgar Allan Poe “Tell-Tale Heart” feel to it, with themes of desire, love, fascination and obsession. In “The Birth-Mark”, Aylmer, a scientist, has become sickened and disturbed by a small birthmark shaped like a tiny hand on the face of his wife, Georgiana. He believes she is perfection, but… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: The Birth-Mark

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Science Fiction Friday: Rappaccini’s Daughter

Another installment in the soon-to-be plethora of science fiction short story pieces. If that did not entice you to the fullest, I don’t know what will. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter” begins as Giovanni Gausconti arrives at the city of Padua, Italy and takes interested in a most beautiful and enchanting garden that lies just outside his… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: Rappaccini’s Daughter

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Science Fiction Friday: Nine Lives

Allow me to indulge in three of my favorite things in life: alliteration, science fiction, and short stories. “Nine Lives” by Ursula Le Guin. In Ursula Le Guin’s “Nine Lives” ten clones arrive at the Libra Exploratory Mission Base to assist the singleton humans Owen Pugh and Alvaro Guillen Martin in their scientific work. The… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: Nine Lives