New Book Alert: January 13-17, 2020

My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.

The God Game: A Novel by Danny Tobey (St. Martin’s Press; on sale January 7, 2020): “They each receive an invitation to play The God Game. Created by dark-web coders and maintained by underground hackers, the video game is controlled by a mysterious artificial intelligence that believes it is God.” Thankfully in the video game of life you only get 1 life but many sci-fi novels. #NewBookAlert for January 13, 2020.

A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen (MIRA; Novel on sale January 14, 2020): How do you start over after the end of the world? “A global pandemic wiped out most of the planet’s population” ok so I’m in! Bonus this novel also includes: “wasteland gangs.” Oh yes. A Beginning at the End is Mike Chen’s apocalyptic thriller and thrillingly it’s out today. #NewBookAlert for January 14, 2020.

Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right by Anne Nelson (Bloomsbury Publishing; Politics on sale October 29, 2019): Like Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains Anne Nelson’s staggering book on the American democracy Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right meticulously reveals the fault lines on which our distressing politics are built. (Actually, since the book is spiritually focused I guess it’d be more accurate to say the ley lines rather than fault lines.) #NewBookAlert for January 15, 2020.

Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives by Daniel J Levitin (Dutton; on sale January 7, 2020): Daniel J Levitin’s latest is his Indiana Jones quest to establish a fountain of youth and debunk some of the prevalent aging myths. #NewBookAlert for January 16, 2020.

Dennis Hopper: In Dreams: Scenes from the Archive by Michael Schmelling and Dennis Hopper (Damiani Books; Photography on sale November 19, 2019): Dennis Hopper was more than just the maniacal Speed villain. He was an excellent photographer. Fresh from Damiani Books this is Dennis Hopper: In Dreams: Scenes from the Archive. I cannot wait to get into this book and linger on each page; this is classic Hollywood we just don’t get this anymore. #NewBookAlert for January 17, 2020.


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