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Volume III, Issue 5
July 26 - August 2, 1999  
 
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The Son Also Rises [2]
Patrick Hemingway discusses life with Papa, his father's last words and his hand in the year's most controversial book.
— Blake De Pastino, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Truth About Papa [3]
A spate of books marks the 100th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway's birth.
— J.M. De Biasi, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Writing and Publishing from the Source [4]
The growing success of Diní College Press.
— Steve Devitt, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Fiction
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Future Near, Future Dear [5]
Bruce Sterling is up to his old tricks in his new collection of short stories, "A Good Old-fashioned Future."
— Clay Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Delivering The Dirt [6]
Grievously flawed, boring, infuriating, this may be one of the century's great novels.
— James Reel, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
In the Details [7]
Paula Fox's "Desperate Characters" is back in reissue and is well worth a second (or first) look.
— Michael Simms, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Ode to Code [8]
"Cryptonomicon," Neal Stephenson's fictionalized history of cryptology is short on substance but long on style.
— Andrew Weiner, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Now What? [12]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

hile Ernest Hemingway's "True At First Light" has become a dense thicket of controversy, little attention has been spent on the man who made the project possible. No one seems to know Patrick Hemingway, his motives, his workings and his memories.

In addition to Hemingway's own posthumous work, there are other volumes being published to mark the 100th anniversary of the author's birth.

Bruce Sterling's universe is dire and fraught with a Big Brother-like power structure that is never arrayed in full detail but left lurking in all its menacing, penumbral desperation. But there's still plenty of fun to be had.

Plus, hubristic efforts of mere mortals to create life, Navajo tribal college press, and more.


Non-fiction
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Dead Reckoning [9]
Tucson writer and photojournalist John Merino retraces the footsteps seared into "El Camino Del Diablo, The Road of the Devil."
— Jim Carvalho, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Much Stranger Than Fiction [10]
Lori B. Andrews tackles DNA dilemmas in "The Clone Age: Adventures in the New World of Reproductive Technology."
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Mini Reviews
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Off the Bookshelf [11]

  • "The Wedding Jester" by Steve Stern
  • "A Community of Writers" edited by Robert Dana
  • "The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing" by Melissa Bank
  • "Police and Thieves" by Peter Plate


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