My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.
The Last Exit: A Jen Lu Mystery
by Michael Kaufman
Science-Fiction / Crooked Lane Books
Published: January 12, 2021
In Marvel comics Nick Fury uses The Infinity Formula to slow his aging. In Michael Kaufman’s The Last Exit a longevity drug means an Elder Abuse unit where detective Jen Lu looks into kids “exiting” their aging parents to claim the drug. Welcome to the future! Should be a great read for Cory Doctorow fans.
I love ALL new readers. …. thanks for sending/posting your “Last Exit” photos! @crookedlanebks @booksforwardpr pic.twitter.com/WTqpa2kktm
— Michael Kaufman (@KaufmanWrites) January 12, 2021
Thunder in the West: The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid
by Richard W Etulain
Non-Fiction / University of Oklahoma Press
Published: July 9, 2020
Was Billy the Kid a hero or a villain? According to biographer Richard W. Etulain writer of Thunder in the West: The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid: he was both. That’s dope. Nobody is just one thing anyways. I actually don’t know fact from fiction about Billy the Kid so this should be prove to be revelatory.
Out Now! ‘Thunder in the West: The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid’ by Richard W. Etulain takes the measure of Billy, the man and the legend, and presents the clearest picture yet of his life and presence in the cultural landscape of the Old West. https://t.co/lQXgk9jgxD pic.twitter.com/SxkxCPcY7x
— OU Press (@OUPress) July 9, 2020
Anyone: A Novel
by Charles Soule
Science-Fiction / Harper Perennial
Published: December 8, 2020
Charles Soule’s Anyone is out in paperback (soon to be adapted for television by Carnival!). If you’re hankering for a sci-fi novel set in a Blade Runner-ish world (sadly there’s less neon…being a book) where Anyone can be Someone…you’d be wise to check this out. Also check out Soule’s previous novel The Oracle Year. Not sci-fi but a solid thriller.
I just finished @CharlesSoule’s book Anyone. I won’t post a spoiler, but the ending was brilliant. I haven’t read another dystopian book where there wasn’t a hero of the story or a good or bad ending. What a stunning piece of literature. pic.twitter.com/dwV2CKLVaa
— RoryWilliams (@The1stRory) December 2, 2020
The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History
by David F. Walker & Marcus Kwame Anderson
Non-Fiction / Ten Speed Press
Published: January 19, 2021
As Black History Month approaches the latest graphic novel from Ten Speed Press makes for ideal reading: The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History. Fresh from writer David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson: yes! Raise a fist…Right On! (Ten Speed Press is a solid graphic novel imprint. Check out of their other graphic novels.)
Today is the day. The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History is available in stores and online! It was written by @DavidWalker1201, drawn by me, and published by @TenSpeedPress. You can find it at https://t.co/vesVwsl4Pu#blackpanthers #blackpantherparty #history pic.twitter.com/McywVV9ZRv
— Marcus “Mask Up” Kwame (@marcuskwame) January 19, 2021
How To Get Laid Without Your Phone
by Siri Agrell
Non-Fiction? / Siri Agrell
Published: January 4, 2021
Since it’s the weekend and people be seeking warm action: Siri Agrell’s How To Get Laid Without Your Phone. A guide on how to unplug so you can hook up?
After months of isolation and years of screen-enabled distraction, it’s time to re-set and remember how to treat one another face-to-face. Luckily, there’s now a book for that. How To Get Laid Without Your Phone | By Siri Agrell https://t.co/flwJen9wyn
— Siri Agrell (@SiriAgrell) January 4, 2021
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