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The Freeze Frame Revolution by Peter Watts

Read August 2022 Recommended for people wanting to dip their toes into Watts ★   ★   ★   ★  1/2 I really, really like Watts’ writing, perhaps to an extent not represented by my reviews of individual books. On the surface, that … Continue reading

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The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository by John Connolly

Read August 2022 Recommended for  ★   ★   ★   ★ If Among Others was Jo Walton’s love letter to sci-fi and fantasy, this is John Connolly’s love letter to classical literature and libraries. Think Thursday Next without the bananas escapades. But … Continue reading

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Read August 2022 Recommended for Pollyannas of all genders ★   ★   ★   ★ I want to live in Becky Chamber’s world. I’m not dragging on them, really, I’m not. But the world in Psalm is genial, and comforting and almost–may … Continue reading

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Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances by Aliette de Bodard

Read May 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★   ★    I’m fond of de Bodard’s writing style. Though I bounced off the first book in this universe, The House of Shattered Wings, it did not stop me from enjoying this novella. … 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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Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Read December, 2021 Recommended for sci-fi fans ★   ★   ★ Elder Race, or, a post on which I muse about feelings, productivity, and the futility of blurbing. Goodreads lists over thirty books written by Tchaikovsky, and that’s not including another … Continue reading

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Penric’s Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold

Recommended for fans of light fantasy Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   Further story-telling strides have been made since the first two installments of Pendric and his demon, Desmonda. This is a straight-up mystery that brings the gang of the … Continue reading

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Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold

Recommended for fans of light fantasy Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★    An improvement on the first book, Penric and the Demon, the shaman’s story picks up four years later. Penric has finished school and is working for the … Continue reading

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Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold

Recommended for fans of gentle YA fantasy Read October  2021 ★  ★  1/2 I grew up reading Brooks’ Shannara series, soon followed by Eddings’ Belgarion. The format is always the same, likely all based on Tolkien or Jung or someone; … Continue reading

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

Recommended for fans of The Night Garden Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   ★    It only took five years, but I am officially In Like with my kindle. I’m in the middle of three different books, but none of … Continue reading

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