Category Archives: Novel

Huxley in 1958

On the occasion of the 118th anniversary of Aldous Huxley’s birth, The Atlantic links to an interview Mike Wallace conducted with the author in 1958. I am fascinated by this on so many levels.

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Coming Attraction: Never Let Me Go

From the promotional materials: In his highly acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us … Continue reading

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I just finished reading Neal Stephenson’s Anathem. Very interesting, very complex, and very long (the story concludes on page 890). It took a good 100 pages to really feel immersed in the world of the book, which involves a good … Continue reading

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Comming Attraction

I’ve often recommended the novel My Sister’s Keeper as an interesting exploration of what the British call savior siblings — using reproductive technologies and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in order to have a child that can be an organ or … Continue reading

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Science Fiction

Another link from Christianity Today: Sci-Fi’s Brave New World: How the genre draws us to its own views of redemption Which stories will guide us as we make our way through the perilous 21st century with its stunning technologies and … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Sister’s Keeper (Novel)

The story of My Sister’s Keeper centers on Anna, a 13-year-old girl who was selected via preimplantation genetic diagnosis to be a tissue donor for her older sister, Kate, who suffers from leukemia. The novel opens as Anna begins to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cast of Shadows (Novel)

The beaches in Chicago opened today. Oddly, the high temperature today is predicted to be 55. Worse, the water temperature is reported to be 41. Happy hypothermic holiday weekend! As you prepare for the holiday weekend, maybe you’re looking for … Continue reading

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