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Book Review: The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin is one of the best-selling science fiction novels in China and is the first Chinese science fiction novel to be translated into English for a wide-scale Western audience. The translator, Ken Liu, is himself … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week Starts Today

Every year, around the start of the school year in most parts of the United States, the American Library Association sponsors Banned Books Week. This effort of librarians, booksellers, publishers, authors, readers, and others raises awareness and works against campaigns … Continue reading

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Optimism

The world needs more optimism these days–what with Ebola in West Africa, a civil war in Ukraine, and multiple wars in the Middle East. Here’s a does of optimism from one of the world’s greatest optimists, Hans Rosling, and yes, … Continue reading

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The great, unrecognized American holiday

Credit: BrokenSphere (Wikipedia). 1hol·i·day noun \ˈhä-lə-ˌdā, British usually ˈhä-lə-dē\ 1 :  holy day 2 :  a day on which one is exempt from work; specifically :  a day marked by a general suspension of work in commemoration of an event … Continue reading

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