Author Archives: Jocelyn

How About Some Romance With Your Science Fiction?

When I was small, my family had a tradition. On Saturday nights, we’d go to Pizza Hut and when we arrived back home, we’d turn on Star Trek: The Next Generation to watch as a family. I was fascinated by the variety of worlds and cultures, the scientific possibilities and impossibilities, and the great adventures…So, […]

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Trailer Thursdays: The Tower

The Tower – Simon Toyne After the rise comes the fall. When a cyber-attack at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland disables the Hubble telescope and the Nobel Prize–winning scientist in charge disappears, the only clues left behind are a cryptic countdown clock and a chilling message displayed on the missing man’s computer: Mankind […]

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Trailer Thursdays: Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures

Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures – Amber Dusick “The drawings aren’t very good, Mama.” -Crappy Boy, age 5. Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know. I’m Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny […]

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Trailer Thursdays: The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards – Kristopher Jansma “F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Wes Anderson” (“The Village Voice”) in this inventive and witty debut about a young man’s quest to become a writer and the misadventures in life and love that take him around the globe. From as early as he can remember, the hopelessly unreliable–yet […]

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Trailer Thursdays: T-Rex Trying

T-Rex Trying – Hugh Murphy Poor T-Rex. It’s hard to be the Lizard King when you can’t even change a light bulb. Drawn from Hugh Murphy’s wildly popular Tumblr feed of the same name, T-Rex Trying depicts the stubby-armed tyrant in a range of hilarious–yet pathos-inducing–activities that we humans take for granted. Murphy’s 100 drawings […]

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Question of the Week

Do you have a favorite audiobook narrator? I do. If you listen to audiobooks, you probably know that the narrator can make or break the reading experience. I like to listen to audiobooks when I clean, exercise, and drive, so I’ve had the opportunity to listen to quite a few narrators. And my favorite narrator […]

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Trailer Thursday: The Navigator

The Navigator – Michael Pocalyko Wall Street comes to Washington in Michael Pocalyko’s captivating financial thriller,  The Navigator. On the darkest night of 1945, a 20-year-old B-24 navigator assists in the liberation of a German concentration camp. His haunting trauma is prologue to destiny. Flash forward to present-day Manhattan. Warren Hunter, reigning master of the […]

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Trailer Thursday: The Night Meadow

The Night Meadow – Claire King It is summer in the south of France, and Pea and her little sister Margot spend their days running free, inventing games in the meadow behind their house. But Pea has worries beyond her five and a half years. Her father has died in an accident, and her mother […]

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Trailer Thursday: The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Spencer Black – E. B. Hudspeth Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages–and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional […]

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Trailer Thursday: He’s Gone

He’s Gone – Deb Caletti The Sunday morning starts like any other, aside from the slight hangover. Dani Keller wakes up on her Seattle houseboat, a headache building behind her eyes from the wine she drank at a party the night before. But on this particular Sunday morning, she’s surprised to see that her husband, […]

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