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Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

In the very near future, Trent McCauley is a 16-year-old in northern England who makes videos by cutting, pasting, and editing movies starring a dead actor he’s obsessed with. This isn’t just a hobby of Trent’s, it’s his passion (much … Continue reading

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Firefly (DVD)

Much has been made of this show, more than a decade old and canceled before it even finished its first season. With good reason. Even suffering from executive meddling, where the episodes were aired out of order and the time … Continue reading

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Orphan Black, Season One (DVD)

The BBC America series Orphan Black is about…well, it’s difficult to say what it’s about without giving away spoilers. The first episode opens with a young, streetwise grifter named Sarah arriving at a train station, where she witnesses another woman folding her clothes carefully on … Continue reading

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The Middleman: the Complete Series (DVD)

Great Caesar’s ghost! I missed this series when it aired on ABC Family in 2008. Heck, I’d never even heard of it until a couple of weeks ago when I randomly stumbled across it. And boy, am I glad I … Continue reading

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These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

Lilac LaRoux is the richest girl in the galaxy, the scion of a massive terraforming empire. Tarver Merendson is a military hero from a poor far-flung planet.  When they meet on the massive starliner the Icarus, their chemistry is immediate–but so is the … Continue reading

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Victor Vale and Eli Cardale are brilliant calculating risk-takers and the smartest pre-med students at their prestigious university; they also happen to be best friends.  For a class project, Eli decides to research the so-called E.O.’s–extraordinary people who seem to demonstrate abnormal … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: the Forgotten by Tony Lee

I’ve been a Doctor Who fan since I was a kid (which was kind of a while ago). I love the classic series and I love the current show. A patron pointed me towards a recent Doctor Who graphic novel, The Forgotten. It … Continue reading

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Warehouse 13 (DVD)

Warehouse 13 stores and safeguards objects imbued with magical powers. Gandhi’s sandals bring a sense of peace, Marilyn Monroe’s hairbrush can turn your hair blond, an ancient Roman coin can erase memories. These objects can be healing, frivolous, or extremely … Continue reading

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Icons by Margaret Stohl

Everything on Earth changed on the Day. On 6/6 buildings crumbled, power stopped, and Doloria De la Cruz was the sole survivor, in the California area, of mass genocide carried out on the people of Earth by aliens known only … Continue reading

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The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey

On a day like any other day, the Others arrived. Their mothership lit up the sky and the human race was forever changed. The Others came in waves taking away electricity, bringing upon the world a plague, sending out evil … Continue reading

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