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MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

Published: 2013 by Bloomsbury My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “How many others have stood in this place? Left behind, with all gone, all swept away. The dead bodies evaporating like slow smoke; their loved and carefully tended homes … Continue reading

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Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur

First Published: 1995 (UK edition by Bloomsbury 2004) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “In a place without bacteria, nothing degrades as you would expect; there are no mice to eat the crumbs of the past, no worms to … Continue reading

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Published: 2012 by Bloomsbury My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don’t know who decided to package Hope as a virtue because it’s not. It’s a plague. Hope … Continue reading

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The Magic Goes Away by Larry Niven

Published: 1982 by Orbit My copy: bought secondhand Memorable quote: “The castles we raised by magic along the coast are falling down. The ambrosia is dying. We must migrate inland. I fear the results if my students can’t learn to … Continue reading

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The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

Published: 2007 by John Murray My copy: borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “What kind of heaven had the blasting sound of garbage trucks in the morning and the smell of fish rotting by the river? What … Continue reading

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