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Life at the Dystopic Tipping Point

 I'm midway through the much talked about Legend by Wendy Lu. She's gotten a lot of press on her YA adventure, where the state of California goes rogue. It's some near future in Lu's world, a period after an apocalyptic flood and the arrival of a military regime. All 10 year olds in the city… Continue reading Life at the Dystopic Tipping Point

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Wild Spaces

I found a recent post from Ted talk alum and dystopic author, Kate Messner. http://www.reading.org/general/Publications/blog/engage/engage-single-post/engage/2013/05/07/beyond-the-notebook-lets-build-a-world-together#.Ut06R_30Dx5 Her article above is a very fine summary of futuristic world building. Her recent book Eye of the Storm places global warming at the forefront of her plot. The furious elements become in her narrative an intense disabler of human… Continue reading Wild Spaces

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Be My BFF?

Article I like on difficulty for adults to make friends. Apparently, we should have made our best friends by our early 20s if we wanted to keep them, oh and we don't work hard enough at it any more. Oh dear.   http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/fashion/the-challenge-of-making-friends-as-an-adult.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0