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Reading Roundup

It's been a while since I've done a reading round-up, so here's a quick rundown of the books I've read this summer:  The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull I learned about Cadwell Turnbull from a story of his on the Levar Burton Reads podcast. The Lesson is a phenomenal novel. Like N.K. Jemisen's Broken Earth, it uses science fiction to explore colonialism and oppression, and, also like those novels, it provides a narrative that does justice to those ideas and also works as an immersive story. Expect big things from Cadwell Turnbull in the future.  Radio Dark by Shane Hinton I'm a pretty slow reader, so it's rare that I knock out a novel, even a shorter one like this, in one sitting, but I read it all in one afternoon. The story involves a mysterious pandemic that leaves people catatonic, so it was pretty prescient.  Songbirds and Stray Dogs by Meagan Lucas Meagan Lucas is a great writer and an all-around good literary citizen, so I'd been meani