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These alien invaders aren’t what you might expect

If you imagine Martian death-rays or eight-foot-tall bipedal lizards, think again. These alien invaders are called grubs, and for good reason. They travel in enormous packs. They're "minuscule, maggot-like creatures" capable of aggregating in huge numbers and assuming any desired shape. And they consume just about everything in their path. Including trees and humans—trun [...]

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In the Anthropocene, the chickens come home to roost

For at least 200,000 years, homo sapiens enjoyed the bounty of the Earth, rendering only minimal damage to the planet. That began to change with the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the late eighteenth century. Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, explains. "The pressures we exert on the planet have become so great that scientists [...]

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Trade Fiction

These alien invaders aren’t what you might expect

If you imagine Martian death-rays or eight-foot-tall bipedal lizards, think again. These alien invaders are called grubs, and for good reason. They travel in enormous packs. They're "minuscule, maggot-like creatures" capable of aggregating in huge numbers and assuming any desired shape. And they consume just about everything in their path. Including trees and humans—trun [...]

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Mysteries & Thrillers

Mystery and thriller series starters can be misleading

Cover images of the series starters for my favorite mystery and thriller series. So, what can you tell about mystery and thriller series from their series starters—the first books published in the sequence? Sometimes a whole lot. And sometimes not much at all, as it turns out. Mystery and thriller fans love book series. By following the exploits of a leading characte [...]

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Mystery and thriller series starters can be misleading

Cover images of the series starters for my favorite mystery and thriller series. So, what can you tell about mystery and thriller series from their series starters—the first books published in the sequence? Sometimes a whole lot. And sometimes not much at all, as it turns out. Mystery and thriller fans love book series. By following the exploits of a leading characte [...]

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