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Rysa Walker’s ‘Now, Then, and Everywhen’ kicks off her ‘Chronos Origins’ series

If you enjoyed Rysa Walker's Chronos Files, you'll love Now, Then and Everywhen.

Walker digs into deep into the backstory of her fantastic time travel series, expands greatly on the world-building and time-physics, and adds a few great characters. She also colors in the backstory that fueled the original series.

I really enjoyed Walker's YA ...

A fun ditty to celebrate Golden Gate Park’s 150th birthday

Happy mutants Andy Cowitt and Michael Wertz have collaborated on a song that tells the story of Golden Gate Park -- San Francisco's three-mile-long stretch of man-made natural space -- from its sandy start to "skaters on streets." It was created to coincide with the park's 150th ...

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

We've covered Theodore Gray on Boing Boing a lot, and for good reason -- he's amazing. His Mad Science book was filled with spectacularly fun science experiments, he built a Periodic Table table with little compartments to hold samples of elements, and now he has a new coffee table photo book called

World Made By Hand is a post-pandemic world novel

(I originally reviewed this in 2008, but thought it was worth reposting, for obvious reasons. -- MF) In World Made By Hand (2008) by James Howard Kunstler, the population of the United States (and most likely, the world) has been decimated by an energy shortage, starvation, plagues, terrorism, and global warming. The story takes ...

JOHN WILCOCK: A Smoke Bomb at The Anarchist Cookbook Press Conference

Thank you for reading -- After eight years on Boing Boing, the John Wilcock story will conclude next week! -- From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall -- (See all Boing Boing installments) Read the rest

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The second book in Martha Well’s ‘Murderbot Diaries’ is wonderful

In Artificial Condition, Martha Well's soap opera loving rogue security AI remains cantankerous and awesome.

Murderbot is an AI security robot with a busted autonomy regulator. So long as they can keep the regulator a secret, they can remain fully aware and independent. Mostly they want to watch soap operas. Soap operas and to be ...

John Waters’ new book, “Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder”

Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder, John Waters' new book, sounds like a demented must-have:

It “serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so **** and trendy that no one but you would ...

Becky Chambers’ ‘A Closed and Common Orbit’ brought me to tears

Chamber's second novel, A Closed and Common Orbit, in her Wayfarer series is so wonderful I cried several times.

A Closed and Common Orbit picks up immediately after Chambers' first story, Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet concludes but is barely an extension of that tale, beyond further expanding on Chambers' wonderful ...

Classic Science Fiction: ‘Day of the Triffids’ is dated but haunting

Despite showing its age, John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids continues to be a consuming post-apocalyptic tale.

A hit since its 1951 publication, I first read John Wyndham's landmark story of a post-apocalyptic England sometime in the mid 1980s. This was the very first book I found at Santa Monica's A Change of Hobbit, ...