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Out of the Dark
3.19
did not like it
If you have this book, and especially if you haven't read it yet, just burn it now and save yourself the anger and annoyance you will experience if yo ...more
Jul 10, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
 
Monument
4.08
liked it
A fun light-hearted take on the natives vs. modern culture theme. The law as 'attorneys face off with URLs in front of a master computer' is typical o ...more
Aug 13, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
 
Frameshift
3.74
really liked it
I often peruse other reviews before I post my own - not to change my mind, but to make sure I'm not forgetting anything I thought was important. When ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Oct 11, 2011
 
Robinson Crusoe
3.66
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I'm actually sorry I read this book. I always had good impressions of it, without ever having read it. Now I have, and there's no go ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
3.97
liked it
Awesome backdrop and intriguing plot line.

The characters never quite spoke to me though. They are different than each other, and mostly believable, b
...more
Sep 02, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
 
Omnilingual
3.70
it was amazing
Somehow this quiet story remains a personal favourite, after many re-reads years apart.

Sure, it's got that 50's feel with everybody smoking and cockta
...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
Gods of Riverworld (Riverworld 5)
3.60
it was ok
I love the premise of Riverworld, and enjoyed the earlier books, but the last couple feel like either the authour, the reader or both have lost intere ...more
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
 
Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
3.85
really liked it
Amazing scope and depth, and manages for the most part to be believable.

I have some quibbles. The Dra'Azon are a little too convenient. The main char
...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
 
Cryptonomicon
4.25
really liked it
This book has had almost as many superlatives thrown at it as the authour put into it, and it deserves almost all of them.

It's got math, computer gee
...more
Oct 14, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
Tigers In The Mud: The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius
3.97
liked it
Not my usual fare, but I picked this up after getting hooked on the World of Tanks Blitz game.

There are a lot of interesting tidbits about what life w
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Apr 27, 2015
Mar 09, 2015
 
Kiln People
3.83
liked it
This book has an absolutely awesome backdrop with wonderful characters.

Brin has enough great ideas and possibilities here for a half dozen novels, no
...more
Mar 16, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
Forty Thousand in Gehenna (Unionside, #1)
3.75
really liked it
This book is set in Cherryh's Union-Alliance Universe, but stands alone very well. Don't feel like you need to read anything else to enjoy this one, a ...more
Aug 27, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
 
Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax, #1)
3.77
liked it
This book is a real mixed bag of pretty good and pretty weak.

The concept is pretty good. It uses parallel worlds and Neanderthals as a great tool to
...more
not set
Sep 20, 2010
 
Fuzzy Nation
4.09
it was ok
I was hoping for a great book, expecting a good one. What I got wasn't either. Not Scalzi's best work, in fact, it's the worst Scalzi I've read.

You pr
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Jul 2011
Mar 11, 2011
 
Accelerando
3.87
really liked it
The first third of this book is a five star white knuckle fall off the cliff ever accerating drop into the singularity. It's fascinating, breathtaking ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
 
The Children Star
3.85
really liked it

This is good sci-fi that makes you think, without being all spaceship and lasers.

I didn't realize this book is one of a loose series until after I re
...more
not set
Oct 13, 2012
 
The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction
3.87
really liked it
I don't know who gave me this book. Some kind soul dropped it in the 'Free To A Good Home' box at my son's daycare, nestled between a Harlequin romanc ...more
Nov 30, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
 
Alpha 7
4.12
it was amazing
Every time I read these stories, I'm struck by just how consistently awesome they are. Granted I still don't quite get the point of 'A Galaxy Called R ...more
Aug 21, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
 
Guns of Darkness (There Will Be War, #6)
3.70
liked it
Not my favourite of the series so far by a wide margin. It does end much stronger than it starts, but the non-fiction in this one never really grabbed ...more
Aug 05, 2010
May 31, 2010
 
The Children of the Sky  (Zones of Thought, #3)
3.61
liked it
There are books that never go where you expect. And then there are books that never go where you want them to.

This book is both of those at different
...more
not set
Apr 20, 2014
 
The Chrysalids
3.92
it was amazing
The first chapter of this book is required reading for anyone claiming to be a sci-fi authour. Through the eyes of a child we learn so much about his ...more
not set
May 02, 2014
 
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
4.10
really liked it
I pointed out in my review of The Golden Compass that the Dark Materials trilogy to me isn't really three books but one book split in three. At first ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
Second Chances
2.73
liked it

This novel is supposed to be a reinterpretation of Joseph Conrad novel Lord Jim. It's at least made me want to dig up a copy and read that too. The pr
...more
Dec 27, 2012
Jan 01, 2013
 
The Barbarians
3.40
liked it
An old fashioned sci-fi adventure tale, leaning mildly towards YA.

It's actually pretty Heinlein-ish - well rounded self made men, pretty women with m
...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
 
Under Heaven (Under Heaven, #1)
4.13
really liked it
The authour totally immerses you in his version of 8th century China, and completely captivates with diverse characters, surroundings and (after a bit ...more
May 21, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
Ysabel
3.61
really liked it
A very interesting book that always leaves you wanting more.

It's done completely from the point of view of a teenager, and that's exactly where it get
...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
With A Little Help
3.86
really liked it
Cory Doctorow is well known activist, journalist, and blogger. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.94
really liked it
Don't think of this book as a stand alone novel. The three books really should have been published as one large book - I'm guessing only economics spl ...more
Jun 08, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.11
liked it
I'm sure this book has been reviewed zillions of times, so I'm not making a dissertation of this.

I can't figure out why the heck it's the commercial
...more
Jul 18, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
 
Halo: The Flood
3.69
it was ok
I've heard mentioned many times this is the 'way of the future' - Video games spawning books and movies rather than the other way around. This book is ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
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