August/September Book Reviews

The Crossing Hour (Book One) by Quoleena Sbrocca

Synopsis Taken Straight From Amazon:

2nd edition.
In this historical-meets-contemporary fiction novel, time travel is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Every four and five years, invisible, time travel doorways open and close. Any person or creature caught within the magnetic, gravitational pull awakens incoherently to a future world.

Leigh, a psychology doctorate graduate, awaits the latest event. One traveler arrives, a 28-year-old runaway slave, Harriet, who flees before Leigh can make contact. With the aid of her brother, Stan, an FBI agent in D.C., Leigh begins a desperate search for the 19th century traveler.

When John, a young, mysterious man arrives from rural Pennsylvania, Leigh and Stan work to uncover the truth of his story. All the while, Leigh knows she must find a way to convince Harriet to return to her past, or else history will be forever changed. Struggling to balance her duty to Harriet and the past with the actions of the peculiar gentleman, John, Leigh finds herself buried in a world of secrets that slowly unravel to the end.


Brave New Girls by Mary Fan, and many more!

Synopsis Taken Straight From Amazon:

This collection of sci-fi stories features brainy young heroines who use their smarts to save the day. Girls who fix robots and construct superhero suits, hack interstellar corporations and build virtual reality platforms. Who experiment with alien chemicals and tinker with time machines. Who defy expectations and tap into their know-how—in the depths of space, or the bounds of dystopia, or the not-too-distant future—to solve despicable crimes, talk to extraterrestrials, and take down powerful villains. All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let’s show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.

STORIES BY: Martin Berman-Gorvine, Paige Daniels, George Ebey, Mary Fan, Kimberly G. Giarratano, Valerie Hunter, Evangeline Jennings, Stephen Kozeniewski, Jason Kucharik, Kate Lansing, Tash McAdam, Kate Moretti, Ursula Osborne, Josh Pritchett, Aimie K. Runyan, Davien Thomas, Lisa Toohey, and Leandra Wallace With a foreword by Lara Hogan, Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy and author of Designing for Performance Featuring artwork by Hazel Butler, Ken Dawson, Adrian DeFuria, Evelinn Enoksen, Mary Fan, Christopher Godsoe, Kayla Keeton, Jason Kucharik, Jennifer L. Lopez, Tash McAdam, and Josh Pritchett.

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