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That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire

Read May 2022 Recommended ★   ★   ★   ★   Surprisingly fun and a nice return to the attraction the series originally held for me. Snappy dialogue, a tone that nicely balances fun with consequences and an interesting storyline all make for … Continue reading

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The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of the scientific method ★   ★  ★  1/2 This is one of those books that I wish I had found when it was published in 1989, or even in the following decades. I would … Continue reading

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Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre

Read December, 2021 Recommended for people who really like classic sci-fi ★   ★     1/2 I abandoned this at about page 183. Why? I fully admit much of it is me, in this particular mood in my life at this … Continue reading

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We Have Always Been Here by Lena Nguyen

Recommended for Read October  2021 ★   1/2 Aka: Science Fiction Written by People Who Watched One Episode of TV Sci-Fi It was on page three when I realized Nguyen and I were going to have differences: “And with no foreign … Continue reading

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The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell

Recommended for Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   1/2 Fun but awkward. I was intrigued by this one because of a friend’s review who thought it may be appreciated by Aaronovitch fans. I’d disagree on the fan base, as it’s … Continue reading

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Dead Space by Kali Wallace

Recommended for fans of character-driven mysteries Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   1/2 One sentence review: a character study and mystery with the worst detective ever. “From the first moment we’d stepped off the transport ship and onto Nimue, Sigrah … Continue reading

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Made Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Recommended for fans of The Littles Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★    On the upside, I can now spell ‘Tchaikovsky.’ Anything that isn’t spelled correctly is purely a typo. On the downside, the trouble with reading some of an … Continue reading

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Recommended for: fans of magic schools, Murderbot Read in August 2021 ★   ★   ★   ★   ★  Undoubtedly five stars. What makes it so? The ability to capture my attention and hold until finished, the daze of finishing, and the desire … Continue reading

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Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Recommended for fans of cracked fairy tales Read in August 2021 ★   ★     My least favorite of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. When I recently acquired the e-box set, I discovered Wrede put a little introduction in front of each … Continue reading

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Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Recommended for:  fans of fractured fairy tales Read in August 2021 ★   ★   ★   ★   ★    Charming and cute. Nostalgia and a sale on the electronic boxed set brought this to my attention; while I have the paperback set, … Continue reading

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