Book Review: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Book Review: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Title: The Ghost Map Author: Steven Johnson Blurb: It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no [...]

Book Review: Synchronicity by Paul Halpern

Book Review: Synchronicity by Paul Halpern

Title: Synchronicity Author: Paul Halpern Blurb: For millennia, scientists have puzzled over a simple question: Does the universe have a speed limit? If not, some effects could happen at the same instant as the actions that caused them -- and some effects, ludicrously, might even happen before their causes. By one hundred years ago, it [...]

Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Title: Mexican Gothic Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Blurb: After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and [...]

Book Review: Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis

Book Review: Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis

Title: Axiom's End Author: Lindsay Ellis Blurb: It’s fall 2007. A well-timed leak has revealed that the US government might have engaged in first contact. Cora Sabino is doing everything she can to avoid the whole mess, since the force driving the controversy is her whistleblower father. Even though Cora hasn’t spoken to him in [...]

Book Review: Eruption by Steve Olson

Book Review: Eruption by Steve Olson

Title: Eruption Author: Steve Olson Blurb: For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings from Mount St. Helens in southwestern Washington State. Still, no one was prepared when a cataclysmic eruption blew the top off of the mountain, laying waste to hundreds of square miles of land and killing [...]