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William Henry "Hank" Green II is an American video blogger, internet producer, musician, author, entrepreneur, and CEO.
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The Spare Man
Mary Robinette Kowal - 2022-10-11
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Embark on a thrilling interplanetary adventure with a brilliant inventor and heiress, Tesla Crane. While on honeymoon aboard a space liner, a murder occurs and Tesla's spouse is wrongfully accused. Determined to clear his name and solve the crime, Tesla uses her wit and charm, along with a small service dog and martinis, to uncover the truth and save herself and her spouse from danger.
William Henry
I'm so stinkin' excited about this book...      source
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Katie Mack
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Why Fish Don't Exist
A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
Lulu Miller - 2020-04-14
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A captivating read about the life of taxonomist David Starr Jordan and his unwavering pursuit for order in the natural world. When his life's work is destroyed, Jordan refuses to give up and innovates a new way to protect his collection. NPR reporter Lulu Miller uses Jordan's story to explore themes of perseverance, chaos, and even love in this part-biography, part-memoir, and part-scientific adventure.
William Henry
@carolina_ I did. It is such a magnificent and special book.      source
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Emily Calandrelli
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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Christopher Paolini - 2020-09-15
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This epic novel follows Kira Navárez, a dreamer of life on new worlds, who uncovers an alien relic on an uncolonized planet. Excitement turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move, launching Kira into a galaxy-spanning journey of discovery and transformation. As war erupts among the stars and Earth stands on the brink of annihilation, Kira becomes humanity's greatest and final hope. A thrilling sci-fi adventure with a unique perspective on first contact.
William Henry
I'm really loving @paolini's "To Swim in a Sea of Stars." The action only ever stops for just long enough to provide bursts of deep insight and really cleverly crafted world building. Characters that are easy to care about and constant tension. It's big book, but very worth it!      source
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Andreas Klinger
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A Deadly Education
A Novel (The Scholomance)
Naomi Novik - 2020-09-29
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Unleash the power of dark magic in the thrilling first book of the Scholomance trilogy. Follow the journey of an unwilling sorceress as she navigates a treacherous school filled with dangerous monsters and cursed artifacts. With a cast of richly nuanced characters and a fantastically detailed world, this book is a must-read for dark academia fans.
William Henry
Naomi Novik has written the wizard school book that we all deserve!Constant peril, fresh magic system, and a deeper discussion of how educational inequality currently functions than I ever expected to see in fantasy.      source
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Nancy Pearl
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A Novel
Chuck Wendig - 2019-07-09
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In Wanderers by Chuck Wendig, a mysterious epidemic sweeps America, causing people to sleepwalk towards an unknown destination. Shana and her sister are caught up in the chaos, and soon encounter a group of shepherds who are protecting the sleepwalkers. As society falls apart, they must unravel the secret behind the epidemic before it tears the nation apart. Praise is heaped on this "suspenseful, twisty, satisfying, surprising, thought-provoking epic" (Harlan Coben) that draws comparisons to Stephen King's The Stand.
William Henry
The book I chose from these recommendations was "Wanderers" by Chuck Wendig and it blew my pants off. It was a /fast/ read for a long book, and gives weight to the feeling I have right now that humanity is always on a knife's edge.      source
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Berci Meskó
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Dan Simmons - 1990-03-01 (first published in 1989)
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In this science fiction epic, a creature known as the Shrike awaits on the world of Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law. Some worship it, others fear it, and some have vowed to destroy it. On the brink of Armageddon, seven pilgrims set out on a final voyage seeking answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. With each carrying a desperate hope and a terrible secret, one among them may hold the fate of humanity in their hands. This masterwork by the award-winning author of The Hollow Man is a stunning, inventive narrative that transcends space opera into a new kind of poetry. An essential part of any science fiction collection, Hyperion is a tour de force filled with awe, wonder, and excitement.
William Henry
@aaronecarroll That's because it is the best book.      source
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New York 2140
Kim Stanley Robinson - 2017-03-14
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In "New York 2140" by Kim Stanley Robinson, readers are transported to a vibrant and flooded metropolis in the 22nd century. Despite being submerged, New York City maintains its bustling atmosphere and culture. Through the perspective of diverse characters in one building, Robinson explores how cities will adapt to rising tides and how residents will change. This thought-provoking science fiction novel from a New York Times bestselling author is sure to captivate readers with its unique vision of the future.
William Henry
@ProfVigeant Suuuuch a good audio book.      source
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Bill McKibben
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The Reunited States of America
How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide
Mark Gerzon - 2016-02-29
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Discover a new movement to heal America's political division with this powerful manifesto. Transpartisans, as described by mediator Mark Gerzon, are changing the game by collaborating across party lines and finding common ground on divisive issues. Learn how to embrace respectful dialogue, new solutions, and a sense of unity to restore America's greatness.
William Henry
@Rangutang @JonHaidt Can I get a link? This book helped me a lot:      source
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Shades of Milk and Honey
Mary Kowal - 2010-08-03
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Step into a world where glamour is everything in Shades of Milk and Honey. Follow Jane Ellsworth as she tries to find love and overcome societal expectations in a world where a lady's skill in the manipulation of glamour is crucial. Expect an immersion into a Pride and Prejudice-inspired world with a magical twist.
William Henry
Hey, so I talked about this @MaryRobinette book in my video Friday, remember? Jane Austen with Magic? You'd like it:      source