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EXTINCTION

What a glorious way to spend a honeymoon: Mark and Olivia Gunnerson go backpacking through the vast Erebus Resort in the mountains of Colorado, where scientists have “de-extincted” species like the woolly mammoth and other Pleistocene megafauna. Just watch the peaceful beasts at their watering holes. Behold the giant armadillos, and the indricothere...

Tue Apr 23, 2024 07:40
THE EVER-CHANGING EARTH

Following a distant glimpse of a small Asian child named Kûn pedaling through a modern landscape past outsize ghostly images of turbulent waters and immense prehistoric creatures, Baker-Smith rewinds to a view of the dinosaurs’ cataclysmic demise. He then goes further back to depict the massive interplanetary collision that produced our moon and, after...

Tue Apr 23, 2024 07:40
SAINT-SEDUCING GOLD

Joan’s godfather, Baba Ben, is still locked away in the Tower of London, so it’s Joan’s job as one blessed by the Orisha Ogun to protect their people with her power to manipulate metals. Fae creatures that feast on the bones and blood of humans are growing bolder and stronger now that the Pact forged to keep them in their own realm has been broken....

Tue Apr 23, 2024 07:40
BEFORE NOW WAS NOW

In New Mexico, Andrea “Rae” Aragon suffers a frayed relationship with her mother, a recovering alcoholic. Her mom’s struggles have tanked her restaurant business and her marriage, forcing Rae to leave her friends for a new school. Unexpectedly, Rae’s beloved grandmother, Lydia, radically complicates her life by telling her that she, like others in...

Tue Apr 23, 2024 07:40
FALL OF THE IRON GODS

Six months after the fall of the Narrows, the members of the rebel group Red Hand face an ongoing threat from the South Asian Province’s government and the Planetary Alliance Commission in the form of an ominous mind-controlling program called Solace. Ashiva struggles to become an inspiring hero for the Red Hand, despite being unable to fully sync...

Tue Apr 23, 2024 07:40
RUMAYSA

Rumaysa is back in this sequel to Rumaysa: A Fairytale (2023), this time with a spin on the classic fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” The purple onyx necklace gifted to her by her friend Sulieman takes her to “enchanted lands and troubled people,” those who are most in need. Among other adventures, she helps a mermaid escape captivity...

Tue Apr 23, 2024 07:40

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