“Skyward: Claim the Stars” by Brandon Sanderson. New York: Delacorte Press. Copyright 2018. Science Fiction novels are often the populated by male characters. In Skyward, Brandon Sanderson breaks this tradition by creating a young female protagonist whose life long dream has been to become a pilot. Spensa’s world has been under attack for as long… Skyward

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The Mansion

The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone, New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018] Billy Stafford was a computer programmer unlike any other.  He and Shawn Eagle shut themselves away on the abandoned grounds of Eagle Mansion to develop a cutting-edge, next-generation computer they named Nellie.  Two years later, Nellie is a failure but a… The Mansion

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The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth features a family dynamic not prominently explored in literature to its full dimensions—the relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. Sally Hepworth is a master at creating intriguing, nuanced characters and believable plot events, and this novel is no exception. Told in points of view alternating from Lucy’s in the present and… The Mother-in-Law

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The Space Barons

“The Space Barons:  Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos” by Christian Davenport.  PublicAffairs (imprint of Perseus Books) New York. Copyright 2018. 308 pages, $28 hardback, $14.99 Kindle. Nineteenth century America was dominated by the “robber baron” captains of industry such as Rockefeller and Carnegie.  Twenty-first century America may well become… The Space Barons

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