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Losing Earth: A Recent History

SCIENCE

Losing Earth: A Recent History

Reviewed by btipper_admin ×

The evidence, warned scientists in 1979, was overwhelming: climate change was on its way. This is the story of what happened next.
The B&N Podcast: David Brooks on the Dinner that Changed Everything

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: David Brooks on the Dinner that Changed Everything

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The bestselling author and New York Times columnist opens up about his quest to find meaning in community and the "radical" change that prompted his new book.
Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

WRITERS ON WRITING

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

The most celebrated political biographer of our era unveils the painstaking methods out of which his masterworks have been built.
Master of Mazes: Remembering Gene Wolfe (1931-2019)

IN MEMORIAM

Master of Mazes: Remembering Gene Wolfe (1931-2019)

By Paul Di Filippo ×

The author of "The Fifth Head of Cerebrus" and The Book of the New Sun wasn't just a Grand Master of Science Fiction, but a literary Deadalus whose inventions continue to astound.
The B&N Podcast: Damon Young on the Stories That Demand to Be Told

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Damon Young on the Stories That Demand to Be Told

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The author of an incisive, thought-provoking and hilarious new book of essays talks about the persistence of racism, the power of language and what being a man means in 21st century America.
See You in the Piazza

TRAVEL

See You in the Piazza

Reviewed by Danny Heitman ×

The author of "Under the Tuscan Sun" is back with another collection of moments gleaned from a life in a seemingly timeless setting.
The B&N Podcast: Martha Hall Kelly on Roses and Romanovs

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Martha Hall Kelly on Roses and Romanovs

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The author of the international bestseller Lilac Girls talks about her new novel, which follows exiled Romanovs to 1914 New York.
The B&N Podcast: Clive Thompson on the World’s Most Important Language

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Clive Thompson on the World’s Most Important Language

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What was the biggest programming decision in history? Clive Thompson talks about the culture --and the growing power -- of the people who speak in code.
The B&N Podcast: John Lanchester Sees Tomorrow in a Dream

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: John Lanchester Sees Tomorrow in a Dream

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John Lanchester talks about how an unexpected vision -- a fortress nation keeping out rising waters and immigrants alike -- became the setting for his new novel "The Wall."
The Cassandra

THE SPECULATOR

The Cassandra

Reviewed by Paul Di Filippo ×

Like the myth from which she takes her title, Sharma Shields explores the gift and curse of precognition in her new novel.
The Wall

A READING LIFE

The Wall

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

John Lanchester's new novel imagines a future in which nationalism and climate change produce a society under permanent siege.
The B&N Podcast: Patrick Rothfuss Unleashes the Monsters

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Patrick Rothfuss Unleashes the Monsters

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It takes an epic imagination to marry the anarchic world of Rick & Morty with the world's most popular role-playing game. Enter Patrick Rothfuss.