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Estimated Time of Arrival, Vol III by Sol Mann

A Self Study of the Inner Animal

With money to burn and time to spend, Sol Mann embarks on a journey through Costa Rica that would change him in a fundamental way. Where does he get his money? And what is he running from? . . . We don’t really know. But that doesn’t matter when your days are filled with cheap weed, good rum, and great women. . . .

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Point A to Point Z by Ginney Etherton

In today’s world, saturated with fantasy and super-heroes, real-life adventures in foreign places can be even more thrilling. Zak has no idea what he’s in for when he’s allowed to take a short trip to Washington D.C. with his widowed grandmother. But the secretary of state needs them to finish the work that Zak’s diplomat granddad started. Strange cultures and . . .

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves . . .

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Dawnwalker by Wes Boyd

College and the years just afterwards are pivotal for many people, having adventures and establishing their lives. It was especially true for Randy Clark and his three girl friends. They are very different people facing very different futures. Can their special friendship survive the problems and distances of the real world? . . .

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Corvus by L. Lee Lowe

In an alternate present the minds of teen offenders are uploaded into computers for rehabilitation—a form of virtual wilderness therapy. Zach is a homo cognoscens, one of the new humans who can navigate the Fulgrid. Though still a high school student, he is indentured to the Fulgur Corporation as a counsellor. Laura is a homo sapiens. Their story is part . . .

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China Wind by Anne Infante

China Wind: A tale of conspiracy and revenge in the high-rise glass towers of big business . . . with a dash of corruption, secret criminal societies, a beautiful promiscuous woman . . . and a twist of romance. Langford-Price is one of the leading companies in Hong Kong. When the promiscuous wife of one of the directors mysteriously disappears, Brisbane private investigator, Carol Monk, is hired . . .

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Rocinante by Wes Boyd

Vagabonding in the seventies! The only thing that kept Mark going in Vietnam was his plan to spend some time wandering the country by air, like barnstormers did 50 years before. In the last days before leaving, he acquires a partner—a tall, morose girl named Jackie. They spend months on their aerial oddessy, falling in love along the way while . . .

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Busted Axle Road by Wes Boyd

A snake crawls out of a bathroom drain, and a woman kills it with her hair dryer . . .  That’s all it takes to set townspeople, media, crooked environmentalists, a country music singer, the federal government and a bunch of dogsledders to getting at each other’s throats. Of course, nothing’s quite normal in Spearfish Lake! . . .

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The Darker Side of Paradise by JDT

In an age of political turmoil between world powers, wealthy gangs seize control of the Sierra Leone port city of Kismal. Its harbor quickly becomes a hub for international black market trade and business. Los Zetos, the Yakuza, and the Solntsevskaya Bratva allow parts of the city to be divvied up among smaller criminal groups who move into the area. . . .

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Oh God the Rapture Is Burning by DJay32

You can survive the zombies, but you can't survive the apocalypse.

Dateline: Alternate history of Earth, Harold Camping’s 2011 “Rapture” prediction comes horribly true. From May 21st until October 21st, the sky turns red and portals open up sporadically on Earth to a surreal universe referred to as Xanadu. Cats become spidercats, ducks grow in size, the undead rise as everyone expected, and a creature roams who is best described simply . . .

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Runner’s Moon by Wes Boyd

Two kids, a dream, and acres of dogs . . . Josh and Tiffany want to become dogsled racers. They just have to grow up first—and learn about what they’re doing along the way. A follow-on to Busted Axle Road, focusing on Josh and Tiffany’s adventures. . . .

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Snowplow Extra by Wes Boyd

In the middle of the worst snowstorm of the decade, the whole town was burning down. The only hope lay on two rusty steel rails . . .  Nonstop action and adventure as railroad workers and firemen struggle against fire, storm, and failing equipment to relieve an isolated northwoods town. . . .

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CHINA WIND

you tell a story like a Hong Kong rose..

By Fiona Gregory, editor

May 14, 2009: The reviews so far have been very positive, and added to those on the author’s web page obviously this story appeals strongly to a number of people. I personally found it compelling enough to continue reading to the end, and it has given me a colourful mental picture of Hong Kong life that I will never forget, but I also have a few dissatisfactions.

My likes: The setting, to me, steals the show – the city lights, the boats in [more . . .]

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LITTLE BROTHER

This will be the next book I buy

By Lilred, member

Feb 4, 2009: I’d been hearing about this one for months now. But I only started it yesterday – on my screen – and I am so hooked that I must now own Little Brother printed on dead trees, even if I make it to the end before I get around to buying it.

Here’s the thing. Cory Doctorow is a web geek. He’s also a web geek who knows how to tell a good story. Neither the political implications (and these are scary) [more . . .]

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