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Predictable Trials in the Penny Press!

It was a gruesome, entirely telegraphed one-two punch this week in the Penny Press: first, Esquire had a “How To Be a Man – The Fatherhood Edition,” and then The New Yorker had a double-sized science fiction issue. As the cognoscenti might put it, oy. Horrified – as pretty much anybody would be – by […]

Stevereads Honor Roll 2011: Fiction!

1. Embassytown by China Mieville – Mieville’s last great book, The City and the City, was about the nature of perception, what we choose to see and not see, and his new one is just as effectively about language, how we say what we mean, how our words define and even create us – but […]

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