Sunday, February 7, 2016

New and Recent Books

Celebrating Black Women In Medicine

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Award-winning documentary producer and author Crystal Emery recently launched a new campaign and initiative called "Changing the Face of Medicine." Its inaugural event featured...
SF short story GLIMPSE

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Award-winning author Daniel P. Douglas recently announced the release of a new short story entitled "Glimpse," a science fiction Cold War suspense thriller published...
Christopher Merrill

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Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, has joined the lineup of literary talents featured at the 2016...

Featured Book Reviews

Data and Goliath

REVIEW: Privacy is becoming an antiquated concept. In "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World" (ISBN: 9780393244816), security expert Bruce Schneier leads you through a labyrinth of surveillance that should scare the hell out of you.

REVIEW: While it didn't convert me to atheism, 'The God Delusion' (ISBN: 9780618918249) by Richard Dawkins is still terrific and should be required reading for anyone who still thinks religion has any value in society. Dawkins' philosophical points are even persuasive, up to a point, but I cannot join him in his non-belief.
Going Clear: Scientology

REVIEW: A beautifully crafted book on a mesmerizing but ugly topic, "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief" by Lawrence Wright (ISBN: 9780307745309) is a shocking investigation into the cult of Scientology. As with today's torture-porn horror films, its followers are berated, degraded, and psychologically harmed.