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Fiction

The Last Great White by Christopher Murphy

When Ron saw the headline from his daughter, “Last Great White Dies,” he almost picked up the phone. His daughter made a lot of noise for extinctions.

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Book Reviews

The Theory of Almost Everything by Salvatore Pane

The opening of Salvatore Pane’s sophomore novel, The Theory of Almost Everything gives a sample of what you can expect from it — an off-the-wall adventure into the multiverse to try and prevent the death of our reality, shot through with self-aware and self-torturing thoughts.

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Fiction

Miracle On Barnacle Street by Laton Carter

There are no streets named after presidents in Port Storm. There are only seven streets anyway, and one of them is gravel.

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Fiction

A Woman of Appetites by Yasmina Din Madden

She was always hungry, so when Adeline ate her beautiful baby boy, no one was surprised.

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Fiction

The First Law Of Holes by Meg Pokrass

“Before he became a clown, he was a bit light-footed,” Mom said. “Your father could slip away in the middle of a funeral and nobody would notice.” These were stories I collected about Dad, who I barely remembered from childhood.

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Fiction

The Mother by Ashley Burnett

Marina had always known she would be a Mother. She had no discernible talent, wasn’t particularly pretty or intelligent. But she had a womb, and the moon needed those.

Book Reviews

Messiah Tortoise by James R. Gapinski

At its essence, James R. Gapinski’s Messiah Tortoise is a brief, yet intriguing collection of absurd narratives that take place in zoo settings populated with a diverse array of animals and zoo staff.

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Research Notes

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Shitstorm deals with the world of social media, opinion, and politics. And even if the final version of the book wasn’t evident to me for a while, as far back as 2013 I was already trying to get my head around our interactions in a world increasingly composed of digital agoras, where outrage is a currency, and where reaction many times replaces thinking.

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Fiction

Hollywood & Highland by Samantha Paige Rosen

I hold a peach in my hand. The whole thing.

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Fiction

Thinny Mister Howards by afopefoluwa ojo

Mister Howards is a man who wants to be another man, and his life is not better off for it.

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Research Notes

Sarah Stone on Hungry Ghost Theater

My new novel, Hungry Ghost Theater, began when I was avoiding a novel I kept writing and rewriting. That other novel changed dramatically — a pair of sisters turned into friends and then lovers, Quakers morphed into drag performers, and drinking problems migrated from character to character — but it didn’t really seem to get much better, though my friends and early readers tried valiantly to encourage me.