by Eric Aldrich

As You Were – David Tromblay

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For many readers, Tromblay’s gift may be perspective, a reminder of what a life can really entail, how powerless each of us is to stop what happens to us, and how much strength it takes to keep going.

Ctasy, -of shapes off shore – John Pætsch

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CTASY, -OF SHAPES OFF SHORE, is a confrontation, each poem subverts expectations, challenging the reader’s perceptions and understandings of form.

Friend – Paek Nam-nyong

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In FRIEND, Paek Nam-nyong reminds us that the local and interpersonal elements of our lives are just as real as the ideological and political, and certainly tell more about what it means to be human.

The People’s Porn: A History of Handmade Pornography in America – Lisa Z. Sigel

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THE PEOPLE’S PORN provides timelines and contexts showing that, no matter what obscenity laws our nation puts in place, individuals have always expressed their sexuality through art and crafts.

Artificial Gut Feeling – Anna Zett

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Digital systems are not just tools or extensions of our brains, but they are parodies of us, our goals, beliefs, dreams, passions, and cognitions.

Future Tense Fiction – Multiple Authors

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FUTURE TENSE FICTION is an exciting and self-conscious celebration of what science fiction has often done best – predict the future

Kansastan – Farooq Ahmed

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Kansastan, a hilarious novel, is perhaps even more surreal than Governor Brownback’s political credulity.