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Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty

Finished September 2022 Recommended for fans ★   1/2  Super-cool premise, super-soft execution. Good memories of Lafferty’s Six Wakes led me to requesting Station Eternity. Sadly, time seems to have increased ambition without accompanying skill. Six Wakes was a fun, locked-room–of … Continue reading

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The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia

Read March 2022 ★   ★  ★ Reminds me very much of early adolescence; earnest, sincere, and very awkward. I have no doubt that some will love it’s wholehearted embracement of the exploration of identity and I absolutely wish them enjoyment … Continue reading

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Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Recommended for:  fans of The Expanse, Star Trek Read in July 2021 ★   ★   ★   ★        Sooner or later, Adrian Tchaikovsky is going to make me learn to spell his name. His output rivals Sanderson’s, but his … Continue reading

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The Scavenger Door by Suzanne Palmer

Recommended for:  Read in July 2021 ★   ★   ★   ★        Suzanne Palmer has been one of my authors to watch, and the first two books in this series are a lot of fun. The Scavenger Door closes … Continue reading

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A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark

Read January 2021  ★     ★     ★ P. Djèlí Clark is one of those authors that’s on my ‘to watch’ list. You might even say I’m a fan. I’ve read through most of his short stories and purchased most … Continue reading

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Exit by Belinda Bauer

Read September 2020 Recommended for fans of British mysteries  ★     ★    ★   An uneven but satisfying reading experience. Elderly (but not geriatric) widower Felix is on an assignment with his new partner, Amanda, as an Exiteer. Exiteers are … Continue reading

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Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the World Under the Sea by Julia Rothman

Read January 2020 Recommended for people who like oceans  ★     ★     ★    ★    ★    Almost perfect* This is a solid overview of the ocean environment that should appeal to both visual and book learners. Done … Continue reading

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The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman ★    ★    1/2   The City of Lost Fortunes has an intriguing premise. Set in New Orleans post-Katrina, it’s about the son of a magician finding his way when the local … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of Bel Dame, unusual fantasy ★    ★   ★   ★  Apocalypse Nyx is a group of five shorter works about Nyx and her team of misfits from Hurley’s Bel Dame series that begins with God’s … Continue reading

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No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin. Make time.

Read  November 2017 Recommended for people who want to think ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 Ursula Le Guin is one of my heroes, in as much as I have them. Which is, to say, hardly at all, but her … Continue reading

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