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For sale: home that inspired Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights

Ponden Hall, a nine bedroom house in Stanbury, West Yorkshire, England, is considered to be the inspiration for Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and sister Anne's Wildfell Hall. The Brontës spent a great deal of time on the property in the early 1800s. Now it could be yours. Current owner and Brontë superfan Julie Akhurst and ...

World Citizen Comics: a new line of graphic novels for young activists

Firstsecond Books (previously, publisher of In Real Life, which I created with Jen ****) has announced a new line of YA-oriented graphic novels called "World Citizen Comics," on contemporary activist themes like "how to fight corruption in elections, blast fake news with truth-telling, and even battle would-be dictators both near and far through ...

This Instagram account of brutally honest book titles will make you feel so seen

03.12.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

An Ode to... is a weekly column where we share the stuff we're really into in hopes that you'll be really into it, too. As a girl who spends around six hours a day commuting to and from work, when I first learned about the novel, The ******* the Tra... ...

I absolutely loved Becky Chambers’ ‘The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet’

Recently, I noticed Becky Chambers' runaway hit The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet was available via Kindle Unlimited. I regret having waited so long to read this widely acclaimed novel.

A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is every 'meet the crew of a special spaceship' space opera you've read. The ...

2001: A Space Odyssey presented as a children’s read-along book

This is the audio track from a 1984 children's read-along book adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The person who posted this to Reddit said, "If the abstract themes of this deep sci-fi classic escaped you watching the film, wait till you hear it crammed into 15 minutes for kids!" Here are photos ...

Critical praise for RADICALIZED, my next book, from Booklist and Publishers Weekly

My next book of science fiction for adults is Radicalized, which will be published on March 19 (I'll be making tour appearances across the US, Canada and Germany starting on March 18); the early critical notices have started to come in and gosh, they are embarrassingly effusive!

From Publishers Weekly: "Doctorow (Walkaway) captures ...

The People’s Republic of Walmart: how late-stage capitalism gives way to early-stage fully automated luxury communism

Science writer Leigh Phillips's 2016 book Austerity Ecology and the Collapse-**** Addicts was one of the most important, angry and inspiring books I read that year, a passionate argument for a high-tech just and sustainable world that celebrated materialism and comfort, rather than calling for a return to a world of three billion people ...

Tim Maughan’s Infinite Detail: a debut sf novel about counterculture, resistance, and the post-internet apocalypse

Tim Maughan has long been one of the most promising up-and-coming, avante garde UK science fiction writers, whose post-cyberpunk short fiction mixed radical politics with a love of graffiti and a postmodern filmmaker's eye: now, with his debut novel Infinite Detail, Maughan shows that he has what it takes to work ...

George R.R. Martin passed on a ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 cameo to write ‘The Winds of Winter’

02.27.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

George R.R. Martin is taking his responsibility to complete The Winds of Winter VERY seriously. The Song of Ice and Fire author told Entertainment Weekly that he turned down a Game of Thrones Season 8 cameo in order to focus on writing his long-await... ...