My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.
The God Game: A Novel by Danny Tobey (St. Martin’s Press; on sale January 7, 2020): “They each receive an invitation to play The God Game. Created by dark-web coders and maintained by underground hackers, the video game is controlled by a mysterious artificial intelligence that believes it is God.” Thankfully in the video game of life you only get 1 life but many sci-fi novels. #NewBookAlert for January 13, 2020.
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— Danny Tobey (@dannytobey) January 7, 2020
A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen (MIRA; Novel on sale January 14, 2020): How do you start over after the end of the world? “A global pandemic wiped out most of the planet’s population” ok so I’m in! Bonus this novel also includes: “wasteland gangs.” Oh yes. A Beginning at the End is Mike Chen’s apocalyptic thriller and thrillingly it’s out today. #NewBookAlert for January 14, 2020.
#NewBookAlert: How do you start over after the end of the world?
“A global pandemic wiped out most of the planet’s population” ok so I’m in!#ABeginningAtTheEnd is @mikechenwriter’s apocalyptic thriller out today from MIRA.#ReadMoreTweetLess #Sci #Books https://t.co/RJK4YzGxju
— Sammy Younan -28- (@mypalsammy) January 14, 2020
Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right by Anne Nelson (Bloomsbury Publishing; Politics on sale October 29, 2019): Like Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains Anne Nelson’s staggering book on the American democracy Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right meticulously reveals the fault lines on which our distressing politics are built. (Actually, since the book is spiritually focused I guess it’d be more accurate to say the ley lines rather than fault lines.) #NewBookAlert for January 15, 2020.
Happy #PubDay to @anelsona’s SHADOW NETWORK, the chilling story of the covert group that masterminds the Radical Right’s ongoing assault on America’s airwaves, schools, environment, and, ultimately, its democracy.https://t.co/bquj4ORhPm pic.twitter.com/0NJh4ZN0Ag
— Bloomsbury USA (@BloomsburyPub) October 29, 2019
Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives by Daniel J Levitin (Dutton; on sale January 7, 2020): Daniel J Levitin’s latest is his Indiana Jones quest to establish a fountain of youth and debunk some of the prevalent aging myths. #NewBookAlert for January 16, 2020.
Thrilled to be holding steady at #10 on the @nytimes Bestseller List for week 2! Learn about the myths surrounding aging and how you can live longer and better in SUCCESSFUL AGING: https://t.co/6wFdEQB7t7 pic.twitter.com/dPBenO1bWR
— Daniel Levitin (@danlevitin) January 23, 2020
Dennis Hopper: In Dreams: Scenes from the Archive by Michael Schmelling and Dennis Hopper (Damiani Books; Photography on sale November 19, 2019): Dennis Hopper was more than just the maniacal Speed villain. He was an excellent photographer. Fresh from Damiani Books this is Dennis Hopper: In Dreams: Scenes from the Archive. I cannot wait to get into this book and linger on each page; this is classic Hollywood we just don’t get this anymore. #NewBookAlert for January 17, 2020.
#DennisHopper‘s 60s #photography, The actor-director picked up a camera in 1961 and began a parallel career as a photographer, taking shots on film sets, in diners and out in the landscape, before putting all his pictures in a vault in the early 70s. https://t.co/O38642sqYK pic.twitter.com/3Hfbncj0QJ
— MIX (@mixdevil66) October 24, 2019
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