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The Adoption Order, by Ian McBryde; Five Islands Press, 2009, 69 pages, $19.95. I was eager to read Ian McBryde’s newest book, The Adoption Order, because I liked his previous book, Slivers (Flat Chat Press, 2005), so very much. Slivers is one of the few books that I re-read to check if the magic is still potent. And so far, so good. The heroic voice of the poet leads me through a Blade Runner landscape, smoky visions of epic sorrows and ironies: ‘‘I was able to save everyone except you. And me.” Slivers fires up my synapses in the same…

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