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Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth
J.R.R. Tolkien
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension
Michio Kaku
Swords in the Mist
Fritz Leiber
Helping Children with Autism Learn: Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals
Bryna Siegel
The Apex Book of World SF
Lavie Tidhar, Dean Francis Alfar, S.P. Somtow, Jetse de Vries, Kaaron Warren, Zoran Živković, Aliette de Bodard, Mélanie Fazi, Tunku Halim, Anil Menon, Jamil Nasir, Nir Yaniv, Aleksandar Žiljak, Han Song, Guy Hasson, Kristin Mandigma, Yang Ping
The Hugo Award Showcase
Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Michael Swanwick, Kij Johnson, James Alan Gardner, Ian McDonald
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
Jason K. Stearns
The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
David Finch
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

The Boy at the End of the World

The Boy at the End of the World - Greg Van Eekhout I would have loved this book when I was younger, and probably would have gotten into arguments as to whether it was better than The White Mountains with friends. A swift, smooth plot, fun characters--including a robot, a nano-swarm, a mammoth, and some of the best prairie dogs you've ever met--all make the book fairly race along. It does a great job of painting horrible future consequences of our current present without ever being preachy or boring. This book is a lot smarter and more fun than most of the mindless entertainment aimed at teen audiences. Note: I updated this review to 4 stars as a YA read. As an adult read (and I'm hardly the target audience at 47) I give it a solid 3.