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The Album of Dr. Moreau

Read February 2021  ★     ★    ★    1/2 Daryl Gregory always gets a second look from me. I thought Afterparty interesting and clever, Harrison Squared interesting and clever, We Are All Completely Fine interesting and disturbing, Pandemonium interesting … Continue reading

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Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard

Read December 2020 Recommended for fans of de Bodard  ★     ★     ★     ★   An unusual genre-bender set in de Bodard’s Xuya Universe. It combines sci-fi, a murder mystery and a bit of romance, wrapped in the feel … Continue reading

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

Read December 2020 Recommended for fans of Chambers  ★     ★     1/2 A travelogue with frankly underdeveloped characters and a bonkers ending–and I don’t mean in the Gideon the Ninth kind of way. No, I mean in the Tana … Continue reading

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The Expert System’s Brother by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Read October 2020 Recommended for people who want a faster Book of Koli  ★     ★     ★     If I were a teacher, I’d say, “I expected better.” Comparisons are insidious, no doubt, but his book Children of Time … Continue reading

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A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

Read July 2020 Recommended for fans of  Kingfisher  ★     ★    ★     Really, how can any baker resist a title like that, along with the lure of an enthusiastic but somewhat unreliable sourdough starter named Bob? But what … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut Station by Ferrett Steinmetz

Read June 2020 Recommended for fans of space station sci-fi  ★     ★    ★    1/2 My absolute favorite thing by Steinmetz. It entirely deserves the 2012 Nebula nod. A young woman aboard the tiniest space way-station imaginable meets … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djeli Clark

Read February 2019 Recommended for fans of djinn, interesting reads  ★     ★    ★     ★  Cairo, 1912 or so. There’s a ghost in Tram Car 015, although Senior Agent Hamed is fairly certain it isn’t a ghost. You … Continue reading

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How to Survive an Undead Honeymoon by Hailey Edwards

Read April 2020 Recommended for fans of Sookie Stackhouse  ★     ★    1/2 The series is wrapped up, but what, you are surely wondering, did Grier and Linus do on their honeymoon? Never fear, this novella answers the question … Continue reading

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Sea Change by Nancy Kress

Read February 2020 Recommended for fans hope  ★     ★   1/2 Surprisingly, for all my years in sci-fi, I’ve never read Nancy Kress. I think it has often been a subject/person (me) mismatch, so when Tachyon Publications had a review … Continue reading

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Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan

Read January 2020 Recommended for fans tough guys with tats  ★     ★     ★      A decent urban fantasy; for those who follow the field, I’d say better than the first books in the Dresden series and on … Continue reading

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