It’s a frightful season for book publishers.
Feared. A new novel by mystery writer Lisa Scottoline about a law firm sued for reverse sex discrimination; the plaintiffs’ lawyer is unsubtly named Nick Machiavelli.
Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper – a vocal critic of Donald Trump – published this memoir in May; he writes that Trump’s embrace of Russia “made me fear for our nation.”
Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity. Published in July, this “riveting chronicle” examines the science of immunity and the public-policy implications of the anti-vaccination movement. Not to be confused with Between Fear and Hope: Globalization and Race in the United States (2003), Between Fear and Hope: A Decade of Peace Activism (1992), or Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear (2016). Remember: you can’t copyright a title.
Escape to TV? You can try.
Or you could stream something.
Or you could just surrender.
Poster for The Fly (1986).