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Latest Staff Reviews
Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Ian James Fannin-Hughes has won our writing contest on the theme of Oceans of Possibility with his piece "All You Wanted Was the Ocean."
Ian is an environmental scientist, grower of too much okra, father of human children, and an aspiring fiction writer from the Kansas side of the Blue River Watershed.
All You Wanted Was the Ocean
You wouldn't shut up about the ocean, either of you.
The Bastard Legion is an action-packed thrill-ride into space warfare. Gavin Smith stays in the very top tier of science fiction writers with his future mercenaries. When I first saw the back of the book, I thought this military science fiction sounds like Suicide Squad. And I was right - it even has a science fiction Australian guy with a killer boomerang. The next question: is this space opera more like the mess of the movie or the well-crafted graphic novels?
Latest Local Music
It's hard to know where to begin with someone like Robert Castillo. In addition to being a recognized composer, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist, Castillo is also a dedicated community organizer. He has led the Kansas City-based jazz ensemble The Sextet and has released music as a solo artist under the Blob Castle moniker. Enjoy our interview with the fascinatingly diverse artist.
Please introduce yourself and describe your music for new listeners.