October 26, 2016

News & Updates
Halloween is near, so why don't you curl up with a nice dystopian novel to warm your bones? Or why not a post-apocalyptic nightmare to soothe your nerves? Check out the books below as well as more dystopian novels we have in the LRC.

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This week's magazines are available on the coffee table in the LRC.


Cinder (2012) by Marissa Meyer

Location: FIC Meyer
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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.
-- Goodreads

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The Children of Men (2006) by P.D. James

Call Number: FIC James
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Told with P. D. James's trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men is a story of a world with no children and no future. The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. 

Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Oxford historian Theodore Faron, apathetic toward a future without a future, spends most of his time reminiscing. Then he is approached by Julian, a bright, attractive woman who wants him to help get her an audience with his cousin, the powerful Warden of England. She and her band of unlikely revolutionaries may just awaken his desire to live . . . and they may also hold the key to survival for the human race. 
-- Goodreads

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Never Let Me Go  (2010) by  Kazuo Ishiguro
Call Number:  FIC Ishiguro
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As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life, and for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special-and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.
-- Goodreads

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Tech Corner

Prisma (app)

You think Instagram has the best filters? Think again. The newest and free-est instant photo editing app from this summer is called Prisma, and it's impressive. 

Take any photo with your device's camera or upload photos from your photo roll, and choose which master artist to channel through your filter. Make your selfies look like they were painted by Van Gogh. Make your food-Grams look like a Mondrian painting. Make your pretentious latte art into actual art! Filters are inspired by artists such as Picasso, Munch, Lichtenstein, Hokusai, Kandinsky, and many more.

Download the app on iTunes here...
Download the app for Android here...
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