Dr. Sami Schalk's recently published Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction is a remarkable study on how race, gender and ability/disability are represented in speculative fiction. Her study focuses on speculative fiction written by black women, and approaches it from both a black feminist theory and disability studies perspective - … Continue reading Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction by Sami Schalk
By Cathy Maxwell I’m sunbound in Austin, my favorite time to read. I enjoy a long afternoon of reading until the world cools down enough to go outside. It is my treat for all the weed-pulling I have to do. Here are some of my latest faves— The Kissing Quotient by Helen Hoang caught me … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!
Kristin Casey stops by the store this Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. to read from her new memoir, Rock Monster: My Life With Joe Walsh. Below, the author's sister (who also happens to be a former BookPeople employee) shares her thoughts on the book. A little background before I talk about this book. You … Continue reading Review: ‘Rock Monster, My Life With Joe Walsh’
Provenance Ann Leckie Provenance is the latest novel from Ann Leckie, author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice, and its Locus Award-winning sequel Ancillary Sword. Her new sci-fi novel is set in the same world as the Ancillary novels, but follows a new character; a powerful … Continue reading New Releases: 9/26
by Uriel Perez César Aira is something of a literary workhorse – since 1993, the Argentine novelist has been publishing at least two of his trademark novelettes a year and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon (the man’s published three this year alone!). His pace is unrivaled, and to draw a familiar comparison … Continue reading Found in Translation: Dinner by César Aira
by Gregory Day and Eugenia Vela There is this story that is wild unto itself and forgotten by time. It is a story of strong wills and neglect. This story spans from the empirical ego of the Nazi Party in Germany to the socialist struggles in 1960s Bolivia. Leni Riefenstahl’s illustrious documentaries, Che Guevara’s Nancahuazu … Continue reading Bookseller Review: Affections
by Molly Moore In the three novellas of The Diving Pool, a word pops up with frequency -- ‘sour.’ Sour feelings in guts, sour smells from breast milk, sour words from lonesome landlords. Ogawa is preoccupied by the rot that occurs from the neglected. Uneaten food and waterstained wood rots with time and … Continue reading Found in Translation: The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa
The Romance Bookshelves—Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT! By Cathy Maxwell Last month, Romance Writers of America, a professional organization of ten thousand writers, gathered in Orlando to hand out their prestigious RITA awards for the best in romance fiction. One of the winners named was Austin’s own Cheryl Etchison for Best First Book with … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT!
Have you ever read a new series and been annoyed that it takes a year for each of the new books to come out? I know I have. Well, apparently the folks over at Dial (an imprint of Penguin) have also felt this way. They are putting out Catherine Fisher's entire new Relic Masters Series … Continue reading Teen Review: The Relic Master