Why IS Dystopian Fiction So Great?

The estimable Jamey Stegmaier emailed me the other day after I posted my last book review and asked me a very interesting question. What is it, he asked, that you like so much about dystopian fiction? The question really got me thinking.  After all, I’m working on a book with strong dystopian elements, and I’ve read a whole…

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Book Review: “Disconnect” by Imran Siddiq

I’ve been going on a bit of a YA reading spree lately, but I’ve been fairly disappointed by the fact that so many of the protagonists in this genre are female. I have nothing against female protagonists, but the imbalance in the genre is overwhelming. Where are the books for boys? Where are the coming-of-age…

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