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You Don't Have To Be A Complete Nerd To Love This Novel ... But It Helps

Carrie Vaughn is a veteran science fiction and fantasy author who puts her years in the scene to good use in this rollicking tale about a high-tech fantasy theme park (think Westworld) gone wrong.(Image credit: John Joseph Adams)

A Woman Is Committed To An Asylum For Thinking In 'The Woman They Could Not Silence'

In a new book, The Radium Girls author Kate Moore follows the struggles of Elizabeth Packard who, locked up by her husband in 1860 for having opinions and voicing them, finds she's not the only one.(Image credit: Sourcebooks)

'Light Perpetual' Imagines Adulthood For 5 Fictional Kids Killed In WWII Attack

In 1944 an attack on a London Woolworths killed 168 people. In his new novel, Francis Spufford explores what "might have been" for five young casualties of war.(Image credit: Simon & Schuster)

From Poverty To Stanford, Memoir Tells A Physicist's Remarkable Tale

A Quantum Life is an important book to help understand the institutional hurdles that have kept science mostly white and male — and how the fire of inquiry can take root in a heart and lift it up.(Image credit: Ballantine Books )

Summer Reader Poll 2021: Meet Our Expert Judges

As always, we've assembled a crack team of judges to help curate this year's final summer poll list — Amal El-Mohtar, Ann Leckie, Tochi Onyebuchi and Fonda Lee.(Image credit: Mission Photo, Fonda Lee, Ainslie Coghill, Christina Orlando)

The Summer Reader Poll Returns: Tell Us Your Favorite New Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books

Our famous Summer Reader Poll is back! It's been 10 years since our original sci-fi and fantasy poll, and the field has changed so much since then — so tell us about your favorite new reads!(Image credit: Deborah Lee for NPR)

In 'She Memes Well,' Quinta Brunson Describes The Difficult Path To Her Comedy Career

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with actor and stand up comedian Quinta Brunson about her first book, an essay collection called She Memes Well.

6 Books To Help Your Kid Take The Next Steps Towards Social Justice

Ibram X. Kendi has been reading a lot of books about "the human rainbow" to his daughter — so we asked him to recommend some books kids can read to gain a better understanding of race in America.(Image credit: Stephen Voss)

Kevin Hart Talks About His New Children's Book

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with comedian Kevin Hart about his new children's book, Marcus Makes a Movie.

Former Biden Advisor Analyzes U.S. Pandemic Response In New Book

Andy Slavitt, former senior adviser to President Biden's White House pandemic response team, discusses his new book, Preventable, about the U.S. government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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