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‘Full Circle’ is a must for fans of wrestling, the Olympics and sports politics

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'Full Circl'e is a must for wrestling fans, as well as those with an interest in the politics surrounding international athletics. But the book is also a “how-to” guide for grassroots organization, demonstrating how a diffuse group with a strong passion overcame long odds in a short period of time. In 2013, wrestling fought off its back to score a come-from-behind victory, and 'Full Circle' gives you a matside seat for every thrilling moment.

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‘The Time Traveler’s Almanac’ is *the* definitive tome for time travel buffs

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'The Time Traveler’s Almanac' purports to be “the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled,” and I was unable to find anything capable of disputing this claim. The editors have compiled 72 pieces by luminaries of the genre like H.G. Wells, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R.R. Martin, Douglas Adams and Isaac Asimov. Highly recommended for all sci-fi and time travel buffs.

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‘Mentats of Dune’ oozes the hatred and horrors of ideological warfare

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The importance of the Dune books is that they are indeed a great read but they are quite a bit more than that. They are exploration of the entanglements of science, religion and politics and the morality and immorality uniquely endemic to each. Mentats of Dune has continued this vein of introspection and is a quality addition to the series.

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‘The Boost’ is a fun and thought-provoking exploration of the long-term effects of the ever-shrinking computer

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Set in 2072, 'The Boost' by Stephen Baker imagines a world in which everyone has a networked computer, called a “boost,” installed in his or her brain. Baker is a gifted futurist whose first stab at fiction is remarkably well written, although his inexperience does show in a few places. But Baker compensates with a fast pace and solid scientific grounding. 'The Boost' is a fun and thought-provoking exploration of the long-term effects of the ever-shrinking computer.

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