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Rhialto the Marvellous
3.95
Stronger than The Dying Earth, but weaker than the Cugel novels. Rhialto the Marvelous is a fascinating character - one of Vance's many takes on the M ...more
Sep 23, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
 
17
The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction
4.26
Few great critics are great writers. It's true that their ideas may topple dynasties with their brilliance, but that's only provided you can make head ...more
Mar 05, 2009
Mar 05, 2009
 
20
The Mist
3.86
Oh boy, if I had read this when I was fifteen it would have been my favourite book in the world.

I actually saw the film of this first, which may have
...more
Jul 18, 2009
Jul 18, 2009
 
16
The Road
3.94
I'm slightly confused as to the rapturous response which this novel has received in some quarters. It's quite a good book, mind, and something of a pa ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
11
The Dragon Masters
3.79
I've been eager to read The Dragon Masters for a long, long time. Back when I was a teenager, I spent a lot of time reading coffee table books about s ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
 
15
The Man In The High Castle
3.83
While I've read a lot of Dick's short stories, this is only the second novel of his which I've finished (I started A Scanner Darkly and then got distr ...more
Mar 02, 2009
Mar 02, 2009
 
25
Crash
3.60
A fierce initial rush that ebbs to dullness. The book is quite good, but once I got past the neatness of the premise, I found it lacked a little in te ...more
Nov 05, 2009
Nov 01, 2009
 
27
Last and First Men
3.82
There's a great deal to admire in this book. Across three hundred pages and four billion years, Stapledon serves-up everything from doomed utopias and ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Nov 30, 2010
 
22
Servants of the Wankh (Planet of Adventure, #2)
3.96
The second book in the Planet of Adventure series manages to be both better and worse than its predecessor. On the one hand, several of the characters ...more
Sep 26, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
 
40
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 1 (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, #1)
4.43
It's interesting the approach Miyazaki seems to have taken in adapting his comic into a film. I'm only one volume through a five volume series and alr ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
 
41
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 2 (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, #2)
4.51
Things heat-up a bit in this episode with the discovery that the Dorok have engineered a deadly fungus which rapidly evolves beyond their control. Als ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 11, 2014
 
24
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
An extremely enjoyable read - albeit, one crammed full of really weird homoerotic and incestuous subtexts. This is one of those books which doesn't re ...more
Sep 28, 2009
Sep 27, 2009
 
38
The Many-Coloured Land (Saga of Pliocene Exile, #1)
4.05
This book is insane but in a good way.
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
 
36
The Running Man
3.72
Lunatic misanthropy.
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
 
28
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
3.79
Haha!
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 16, 2011
 
19
I, Lucifer (Modesty Blaise, #3)
4.01
OK so there's a guy, and he's maybe psychic, and a bunch of unscrupulous psychiatrists-cum-crimelords are keeping him drugged to convince him that he' ...more
not set
May 24, 2009
 
33
The Rediscovery of Man
4.23
One of the strongest, strangest collections of short fiction I've ever read.
Jul 16, 2011
Feb 10, 2009
 
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t zero
3.89
None
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Feb 09, 2009
 
13
The Naked God (Night's Dawn, #3)
4.18
None
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Feb 21, 2009
 
12
The Reality Dysfunction (Night's Dawn, #1)
4.13
None
not set
Feb 21, 2009
 
18
Solaris
3.94
None
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
 
30
A Canticle For Leibowitz
3.96
None
Jun 06, 2011
Feb 10, 2009
 
14
The Neutronium Alchemist (Night's Dawn, #2)
4.23
None
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Feb 21, 2009
 
21
The Pnume (Planet of Adventure, #4)
4.05
None
not set
Sep 24, 2009
 
10
A Voyage to Arcturus
3.64
None
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Feb 09, 2009
 
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The Unusual Life Of Tristan Smith
3.59
None
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Feb 09, 2009
 
2
Naked Lunch
3.48
None
not set
Feb 09, 2009
 
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Sputnik Sweetheart
3.81
None
Dec 10, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
 
3
Frankenstein
3.70
None
not set
Feb 09, 2009
 
4
The Book of Philip Jose Farmer
3.86
None
Sep 18, 2013
Feb 09, 2009
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