Semi-retired children's librarian with 40 years experience. Also science fiction, fantasy, history, technology. Collect Tolkien and Bujold. I have lived most of my life in Indiana and know a lot about basketball. I am also probably the leading expert on cryonics in the state.
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J.R.R. Tolkien, Lois McMaster Bujold, SF, fantasy, Newbery Award books, basketball, cryonics, nanotechnology, children's literature
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Autism, American history, Simon Winchester, Vietnam
"A minor but fun brief children’s fantasy novel by one of the most prolific and awarded American writers for adults and children. A poor farm boy with no obvious talents is told by his mother to go join Wizard’s Hall – a Wizard school. He is clum..."
"The magnificent and emotional conclusion to the six-book “Queen’s Thief” series. This is frequently mischaracterized as a “juvenile” series, because the first book, *The Thief* was a Newbery Honor Book in 1997. But it really starts out as a Teen..."
"Modern fantasy novel with elements of horror, but also with some humor.
It’s a well-written first novel; but the structure, which jumped from the modern story to narrators of the past every few pages, made it hard for me to keep it assembled it..."