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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)
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)
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)
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 )
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)
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)
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with actor and stand up comedian Quinta Brunson about her first book, an essay collection called She Memes Well.
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)
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with comedian Kevin Hart about his new children's book, Marcus Makes a Movie.
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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