The Science Fiction Handbook by M.
Keith Booker and Anne-Marie Thomas, Malden: Wiley-Blackwell,
2009 - Reviewed by James McGrath
The Science Fiction Handbook offers a great overview of
sci-fi that engages its many philosophical and other interesting
academic questions. Each major section provides an angle on
science fiction that could . . .
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The Spies of Warsaw by Alan
Furst, Random House, 2008 - Reviewed by Jon Porter
Warsaw. Autumn, 1937. Edvard Uhl, a
plodding, middle-aged German engineer, is meeting his Polish
mistress, the enigmatic, impoverished Countess Sczelenska - who is,
of course, neither a Countess nor even a Pole - at the Hotel
Europejski. Tomorrow, in exchange for a thousand zloty in a
seedy bar, Uhl will . . .
Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce's
Masterpiece by Declan Kiberd, W. W. Norton &
Company, 2009 - Reviewed by Susan Surtherlin
Let's face it-James Joyce is a nag. His best known work-you know
the one-the 600-page modernist romp on everyone's must read/never
finished list (even Hemingway's copy of Ulysses lies in
the John F. Kennedy Library with pages uncut) is the subject of a
startling refreshing companion volume, Ulysses and