The 2019 opening ceremony is about to start. It'll
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You can follow a text-based commentary at thehugoawards.org/2019/08/2019

WashPost : "‘The Doll Factory’ is a guilty pleasure wrapped around a provocative history lesson"

It makes this fictionalization of the pre-Raphaelites sound really intriguing.

"Macneal deftly paints her fictional heroine into the colorful lives of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood... They strut through these pages radiating all their brash brilliance, fragile enthusiasms and comic eccentricities (including their fondness for wombats)."

wapo.st/31tE1pr

Science Magazine: The scientist’s summer reading list

Reviews of "Underland: A Deep Time Journey", "Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight", Neal Stephenson's new novel "Fall", "Archaeology from Space", "Digital Cash", and more.

blogs.sciencemag.org/books/201

Found on Metafilter: LoC Serendipity: Curated and Randomly Generated Selections from the Library of Congress

This site picks random records from the LoC catalog, and links to scanned versions on archive.org.

locserendipity.com/

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