Books Karen Thompson Walker Books by Karen Thompson Walker Karen Thompson Walker has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Karen Thompson Walker New In Paperback Jan. 14-20: Tales Of Pharaohs, Balloonists, Lovers And Yogis January 15, 2013 In fiction, Karen Thompson Walker's sci-fi debut and Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished final novel arrive in paperback. In softcover nonfiction, Toby Wilkinson reviews Egypt's political past; Alec Wilkinson surveys 19th-century polar exploration; and William Broad probes the science of yoga. Book Reviews 'The Age Of Miracles' Considers Earth's Fragility Fresh Air July 2, 2012 In Karen Thompson Walker's first book, climate change makes the Earth's rotation grow more and more sluggish, but this melancholy page-turner is more than just a disaster plot. 'The Age Of Miracles' Considers Earth's Fragility Listen · 4:50 4:50 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/155098886/156123241" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Emrah Turudu/iStockphoto.com Author Interviews As The Earth Slows, This 'Miracle' Becomes Calamity June 25, 2012 The 2004 earthquake in Indonesia was so powerful, it sped up Earth's rotation by a fraction of a second each day. That detail inspired Karen Thompson Walker's debut novel, which imagines a world in which Earth has inexplicably begun to slow down, leading to a series of calamitous changes. As The Earth Slows, This 'Miracle' Becomes Calamity Listen · 5:31 5:31 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/155712055/155729415" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Literary Look Ahead: 13 Great Books On The Horizon May 24, 2012 Critic Michael Schaub offers a sneak peek at some of the most hotly anticipated books of the summer: An Obama bio. A sparkling debut. Thrillers of both the fictional and body-science kind. Even Lincoln is reborn in this season of sun, sand, renewal — and reading.