12:47 pm
Wed August 26, 2015

Vigilante Computer Geeks Reign In The Addictive 'Mr. Robot'

Rami Malek plays genius hacker Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot.
David Giesbrecht/USA Network

Originally published on Wed August 26, 2015 2:10 pm

If the detective was the defining pop hero of the 20th century, in the 21st, it's the hacker. From The Matrix to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — not to mention Julian Assange and Edward Snowden — hackers have become inescapable.

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Book News & Features
12:03 pm
Wed August 26, 2015

How The Sad Puppies Won — By Losing

World Science Fiction Society

Originally published on Thu August 27, 2015 9:54 am

"We smacked the Sad Puppies with a rolled-up newspaper," said a woman on the shuttle bus between hotels at WorldCon in Spokane, Wash., on Sunday night. "It's the only way to teach them."

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First Reads
7:03 am
Wed August 26, 2015

Exclusive First Read: 'The Shepherd's Crown' By Terry Pratchett

Originally published on Wed August 26, 2015 8:33 am

The late Terry Pratchett wrote more than 40 books about the Discworld, a magical flat land borne through space on the backs of four elephants and a giant cosmic turtle. The Discworld is full of memorable characters: Werewolf constables, cunning rulers, snooty vampires, con men, trolls and dwarves and mystery-sausage sellers. But the most memorable of all are the witches — not green-skinned and cackling, but tough, practical women who use "headology" rather than spellcasting, and whose mission is to help people "when life is on the edge."

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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Wed August 26, 2015

'Latest Readings' Offers Buoyant Musings On A Lifetime Of Literature

Courtesy of Yale University Press

Originally published on Wed August 26, 2015 11:05 am

Diagnosed with terminal leukemia in 2010, Clive James has made of death a different kind of inspiration than the perennial dark muse it is for most writers. Rather than dwell on his stance squarely in the crosshairs of oblivion, James, the Australian-born writer who is one of the U.K.'s most eminent and famous literary personalities, has doubled down on his writing practice, or perhaps simply kept up his prolific pace.

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7:00 am
Wed August 26, 2015

Authors' Garden Clippings Grow Students' Love Of Literature

Originally published on Wed August 26, 2015 8:47 am

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And I'm Steve Inskeep with the story of an English teacher hoping to find a way to make sure that a love for literature takes root. Here's Rebecca Kruth of Michigan Radio.

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