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Blindsight
3.94
...I absolutely tore through this book. An utterly fascinating read; well-done in both its science and its style. Watts makes some clever choices in s...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jun 27, 2007
 
Look to Windward
4.07
**spoiler alert** After reading The Algebraist , I was going to swear off Iain M. Banks for the rest of '08. But, Ginnie recommended it so highly that...more
Aug 14, 2008
Jun 29, 2007
 
Alien Contact
3.76
Marty Halpern presents us with an anthology of science fiction short stories predicated on (what else?) alien first contact. I was looking for an anth...more
Jun 21, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
The Word for World is Forest
3.83
I first came across this title via Wayne Barlowe's Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials ; and when I was at the library this last time around, I said...more
Mar 21, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
 
Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming
3.86
Arranged chronologically from 1955 through 2001, Dozois' anthology Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming, is a tightly-themed collection of scien...more
Jun 23, 2009
May 30, 2009
 
A Fire Upon the Deep
4.12
Among other recommendations, A Fire Upon the Deep appeared on io9's "Twenty Science Fiction Novels that Will Change Your Life" post and after Newton'...more
Sep 08, 2010
Feb 29, 2008
 
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
4.18
This was a pretty goddamned devastating read. I could see that bit at the end coming for hundreds of pages but Russell so expertly unfolded the story...more
Oct 21, 2013
Feb 29, 2008
 
Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide, #3)
4.16
(A pre-actual-review note: The embedded first contact story with Krikkit here is what makes this one my favorite in the trilogy; also: Bistromathics!)
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 08, 2007
 
Excession (Culture, #5)
4.14
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May 31, 2009
 
Ship of Fools
3.73
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Jan 14, 2008
 
The Gods Themselves
4.03
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May 31, 2009
 
The Mote in God's Eye (Moties, #1)
4.03
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May 31, 2009
 
Neanderthal
3.26
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Jan 02, 2012
Jun 05, 2010
 
All Flesh is Grass
3.87
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Mar 12, 2011
 
Learning the World: A Scientific Romance
3.66
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Oct 06, 2007
 
2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1)
4.04
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Jul 08, 2007
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