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27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

15 Brilliant Books That Won The National Book Critics Circle Award For Fiction

The National Book Critics Circle Awards for 2014 were announced Thursday, with top honors going to Marilynne Robinson’s quietly searing novel <i>Lila</i> for Fiction and Claudia Rankine’s politically charged collection <i>Citizen</i> for Poetry, and more. Robinson and Rankine were both finalists for the National …

50 Page Fridays: George R. Stewart - Unbound Worlds

Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic …

Amazon's Best Books Of The Month: August 2014

<i>Originally published on Amazon</i><p>A vital discussion of feminism in popular culture, a World War II-era epistolary novel and a fascinating examination of Korean culture comprise Amazon's Best Books of the Month list for August.<p><i>For more of Amazon's Best Books of the Month list, click here.</i><p>PHOTO …

Q&A: "Soda Pop Soldier" Author Nick Cole Brings Love of Gaming to Sci-Fi Novels

"I feel like some of the best writing is going on in videogames. And some of the worst, too."<p>Straightforward game adaptations make for lousy movies. But the world of videogames and gaming culture is fertile ground for all kinds of fiction.<p>Nick Cole is a southern California-based army veteran, …

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of July 10, 2014 : NPR

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of June 12, 2014 : NPR

Facebook unveils Hydrabase, a next-generation HBase

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: dolphfyn/Shutterstock<p>Facebook announced in a blog post on Thursday that it has upgraded the Apache HBase database with …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

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Printable bionic ear sends hearing to the dogs

Using off-the-shelf 3D printing tools, silver nanoparticles, and cell culture, scientists at Princeton University have created a functional bionic …