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Mother Go is an audio-first novel that harkens back to the golden-age of sci-fi

Youthful rebellion in space<p>In James Patrick Kelly’s new novel <i>Mother Go</i>, a young woman makes her way across the solar system, trying to flesh out an identity for herself, made all the more difficult by the fact that she’s a clone of a famous space explorer. It’s a wonderfully exuberant space opera, …

America's Appalling Veterans Affairs Scandal: The 1970 Edition

Caption from LIFE. "Quadriplegic Marke Dumpert, invalided out of the Marines as a lance corporal, waits helplessly to be<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Co …

Palo Alto VA facility sued over Vietnam vet’s fatal fall

The family of a Vietnam War veteran, who died last year from a head injury he suffered at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Palo Alto, filed a lawsuit Monday against the hospital, alleging elder abuse and wrongful death.<p>Douglas Wayne Ross Sr., a “frail” 72-year-old Navy veteran …

MashReads Podcast: 'History Is All You Left Me' is a heartbreaking novel about teenage grief

It's an uncomfortable feeling to read a novel about death and grief, especially when the one who has passed away and the ones who are grieving are …

Books

23 science fiction and fantasy novels to read this March

Stories of robots, revolutions, and space empires<p>It’s March, which means that there’s a whole new slate of books ready to crowd our bookshelves — books about robots, revolutions, and vast space empires to tear into.<p>Earlier this year, I mentioned that I’m trying to expand my reading horizons in …

Horror Tropes And Human Sadness In 'Universal Harvester'

You may have noticed that mothers don't do so well in literature – stories both classic and contemporary tend to bump them off. Critics and scholars tie themselves in knots trying to identify the cultural significance of the missing-mother trope, which is pervasive and shows no signs of letting up. …

6 Middle Eastern Flavored Fantasy and Science-Fiction Novels

Devastated by a love affair gone sour, a hacker called Alif creates a program that destroys online anonymity. After the program attracts the unwanted …

Curtis Sittenfeld on the Necessity of Writing Sex Scenes

<i>In “The Prairie Wife,” your story in this week’s issue, a woman named Kirsten is obsessed with the Twitter feed of Lucy Headrick, a social-media celebrity known for her approachable evangelical religiosity, her homeschooling of her children, and her down-home recipes. It’s clear why Kirsten is</i> …

There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

We Definitely Want to Live on Mars – Here’s How We Plan to Tame the Red Planet

Living on Mars isn’t exactly something we can do today, but future generations might choose to settle there, once we’ve tamed the red planet. To do …

A Patient Walks Into a Sleep Clinic With Too Many Red Blood Cells...

<i>How's your blood?</i><p>Over the last few months we've seen a spike in patients who've come to see us because "my blood count is too high." The patients are puzzled. Why am I seeing sleep specialists when "I have too many red blood cells?" They're seeing us because they have very smart, deeply caring …

Welcome to the Red State HIV Epidemic

Republican governors face tough decisions as the disease spreads in middle America.<p>It wasn’t supposed to happen here. Not in Austin, a one-doctor-and-an-ice-cream-shop town of 4,200 in southeastern Indiana, nestled off Interstate 65 on the road from Indianapolis to Louisville, where dusty …