Six Wakes

June 29, 2017
I first heard of Mur Lafferty when the Shambling Guide to New York was released a few years back, and I passed on reading it. I was burned out on the zombie thing and did not need a New York guidebook in my life—or so I thought. Then she appeared as one of the authors of ...
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Come to Dust

June 22, 2017
A horror novel with a somewhat atypical zombie trope that works beautifully because of the juxtaposition of a strong, loving, and very real-feeling blended family...
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Recoletta

June 22, 2017
In the Recoletta trilogy by Carrie Patel, society is living in underground cities after a calamitous catastrophe. The first book is part murder mystery and part political intrigue, while a fight over access to a mysterious pre-catastrophe library ensues. In the second boo...
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July 5–Sept 1

12:30–3:00 p.m. Kids aged 7–14 and their parents are welcome to drop in! ...
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Proof of Concept

June 12, 2017
Kir is a "scav"—someone who grew up in the polluted, devastated wilderness between hive cities. She was kidnapped from the wastes at a young age and brought to a lab, where her mentor installed an AI in her head....
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Clank!

May 28, 2017
I recently spent an afternoon playing Clank!, a deck-building game with a board component. We play a lot of Dominion in my household and have played some Ascension at parties. Clank! is the next evolutionary step. It is a natural integration of deck-building and board game...
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Ninefox Gambit

May 26, 2017
I don't often read military SF, but I've been reading through this year's Hugo finalists, including Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. This is a great example of an awards list recommending books that I wouldn't pick up on my own but am glad I had the nudge. What makes this book...
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Free RPG Day is coming up on June 17, and we are looking for volunteers to run tables. Game Masters of all experience levels are welcome! If you are an experienced GM and have a 2–4 hour adventure you’d like to run in your favorite system, we are happy to have you. If...
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I absolutely loved Seanan McGuire's Every Heart a Doorway last year. It was the concept/world that I didn't know I had always been looking for—what happens to children who visit magical lands when they return home? This isn't the brooding Holden Caulfield-goes-to-Narnia of...
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Above and Below

May 4, 2017
When the buzz first started about Above and Below, I was curious. But then people said "storytelling," and I wasn't sure how I felt about it. Is it part RPG? How would this play at home, or across age levels? I finally got a chance to play last month, and storytelling just...
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