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The Ruins of Ambrai (Exiles, #1)
4.03
**spoiler alert** This is apparently the first book in a series. At >800 pages it probably should have been two books. However I understand why it ...more
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Sep 27, 2012
 
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron (Shades of Grey, #1)
4.13
What an excellent writer Jasper Fforde is. He sems to have an enormous imagination and a high intelligence, both useful things for creating very odd a ...more
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May 09, 2011
 
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
3.99
I really ought to get a "Steampunk" tag. That’s what these are more than almost anything else.

Well, let's see: I think I liked this book. No, I DID, I
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Sep 09, 2010
 
To Sail Beyond the Sunset
3.85
**spoiler alert** Oy. I should have quit while I was ahead with this series.

Well, "series" is a misnomer. Heinlein wrote several books in a row which
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Apr 02, 2010
 
Anathem
4.16
Okay. So I've actually been done with this book for over a week, I just kept writing and rewriting my review so many times that I just gave up for a l ...more
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Mar 08, 2012
 
The Speed of Dark
4.02
Set in the near future, this book is about an autistic man who works for a very large corporation with a group of other autistic people. His job is to ...more
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Mar 29, 2010
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
3.97
Margaret Atwood has, over the course of her novels, redefined imaginative (or, rather, speculative) science-fiction. It's a realistic and terrifying f ...more
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Jun 04, 2008
 
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (The World As Myth)
3.69
Okay. I have discovered that I can not review this book. It is only sort-of a stand-alone book in a semi-long (no pun intended) series that would take ...more
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Jun 10, 2008
 
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)
4.10
Eh.

I read this in an afternoon. It's the last in a series that I enjoyed for the most part. Let me clear that up: I really, really enjoyed the first f
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Jul 13, 2011
 
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)
3.96
There's a large building on an off-street just north of downtown here that has a large, Gothic-script sign made of wrought iron and little light bulbs ...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
1984
4.10
This book always scared me. I suppose it helped a great deal with my oft times more-than-mild paranoia so far as the government goes. Well, maybe not ...more
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Jun 04, 2008
 
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
4.00
I finished reading this a month ago and just forgot to update about it. Then when I remembered, the Goodreads site was blocked by the firewall at work ...more
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Aug 01, 2008
 
Callahan's Secret (Callahan's Series, #3)
4.18
I re-read this book a lot. This and most of the rest in this series, of which this particular book is the 4th. I think.

If I ever were to meet Spider R
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Jun 04, 2008
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.18
This book was, not to sound overly-dramatic or anything, a pretty good influence on the formation of my world view: everything is, or can be, funny. T ...more
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Jun 04, 2008
 
Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (Star Wars)
3.53
I read this book because my beloved left it in the bathroom. Not that I have anything against the Star Wars franchise per sey, I just would not have c ...more
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Apr 03, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.39
A young-adult book that doesn't flinch and in no way talks-down to its audience.

Set in a distopian future, this book starts off a series centered arou
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Dec 23, 2010
 
User Friendly
3.71
An occasionally self-indulgent series of short stories, essays, and transcripts of speeches, this book is cute and cuddly in a way that only Spider se ...more
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Nov 16, 2009
 
The Sirens of Titan
4.14
This book is technically science fiction. Sort of. Not really what I would call sci-fi, but I suppose the genre has to stick because there are, in fac ...more
Jun 06, 2008
Jun 04, 2008
 
The Handmaid's Tale
3.99
Yet another one of Margaret Atwood's well-written, terrifying, near-future "sci-fi" tales that serve, at least for me, as less of a novel and more of ...more
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Jun 04, 2008
 
Escape Velocity (Warlock, #0)
3.77
It's the pre-quel to Stasheff's Warlock in Spite of Himself book. I actually liked this one better than any of the books in the series with the except ...more
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Sep 18, 2008
 
2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1)
4.06
This book is not one of those chicken/egg books: neither the movie nor the novel came first, as the one was being written in tandem with the other.

Loo
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Jun 18, 2008
 
The Postman
3.85
A great deal better than the movie, although, to be honest, the movie wasn't particularly as bad as is usually said to be.
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Apr 06, 2010
 
The Callahan Touch (Mary's Place, #1:Callahan's Series, #6)
4.13
Possibly Mister Robinson should have halted this series the book before this one. It has it moments, sure: some very funny lines and a neat story abou ...more
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Jun 04, 2008
 
InterWorld (Interworld, #1)
3.49
Extremely disappointing. Cliche and trite and poorly written. A sluggish, irritating YA novel that adds nothing new and does nothing with established ...more
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Jul 29, 2008
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.95
This book, for me, is a terrifying dystopian warning. Well written. Is ostensibly Social Sci-Fi (I suppose), but for me it was a cross between a chara ...more
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Jun 04, 2008
 
2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey, #2)
3.83
Much like the first book, only more so.

I kid. Mostly. While I like this book for entertainment purposes better than I liked reading the first book, th
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Einstein's Dreams
4.08
Yet another fictional non-fiction novel in my collection of books. It is an ethereal, whimsical, and informative bridge between science and the humani ...more
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Aug 09, 2008
 
Star Hunter
3.76
Swashbuckling sci-fi adventure, indeed. Fun and vaguely cross-genre. Not terribly challenging but awfully well-written.
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Jul 22, 2008
 
Time Enough for Love (The World As Myth)
3.94
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Jun 11, 2008
 
Stranger in a Strange Land
3.87
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Jun 04, 2008
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