I have a special love for science fiction that examines the nature of humanity and the speculates about the results of our strivings. My current favorites include Ann Leckie, Helen Oyeyemi, and Jo Walton.
Mars has been a rich setting for fiction for centuries. Now that our surrogates are exploring the red planet, knowing that we may be on Mars in a few decades only increases the eagerness to visit it in our imaginings.
Recently there have been some wonderful books published on hip hop's early days in the South Bronx, and the well-loved, much-sampled movie Wild Style is now available through our digital streaming service, Hoopla. Take a moment to enjoy early hip hop with these books, movies, and recordings.