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Riding the Red Horse
3.97
did not like it
Theodore Beale (Vox Day) is nominated for Best Editor, Long Form, and also Best Editor, Short Form.

This collection is included in the Hugo Voters pack
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Jun 11, 2015
Jun 11, 2015
 
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others
4.01
it was ok
Melanie Joy is the leading researcher in the field of carnism, a field she invented. If that sounds a tad catty, sorry, but I'm laboring under the bur ...more
Apr 30, 2012
Sep 15, 2011
 
Tamsin
4.00
really liked it
I remember being an adolescent girl. That seems normal enough, because I was one for several years. It's a bit scarier that Peter Beagle seems to reme ...more
not set
Jan 12, 2011
 
John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular: How SJWs Always Lie About Our Comparative Popularity Levels
3.81
it was amazing
If the title seems a little out there, there's a reason.

Theodore Beale, a.k.a. Vox Day, leader of the Rabid Puppies faction in the slate attacks on th
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Aug 30, 2015
Aug 30, 2015
 
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
4.04
really liked it
Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist with a love of science fiction and of explaining science to non-scientists as well as of physics, once again take ...more
Dec 2013
Nov 13, 2013
 
The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell
3.62
it was amazing
This is a fictionalized biography of a quite remarkable but little-known 19th-century figure, Lucy Ann Lobdell, a woman who lived most of her adult li ...more
May 02, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
 
It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the Politics of Extremism
3.91
it was amazing
This is a scary book.

First, it needs to be said that Ornstein and Mann are not "liberals" in any sense. They are, at most, center-right conservatives.
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May 22, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
A Civil Campaign (Vorkosigan Saga, #12)
4.43
really liked it
Did you think that Miles was the definitive example of how far the Vor will go to be Vor? You were wrong. Someone else has Miles beat by, um, miles. B ...more
not set
Jan 12, 2011
 
Chaos: Making a New Science
3.98
it was amazing
This book, over two decades old now, is one of the great classics of science popularization. It was a blockbuster bestseller at the time, and it's sti ...more
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
 
Remnant Population
4.04
did not like it
A failing colony is removed from an alien world by the company that owns it, but one old woman, tired of having others run her life, hides in the fore ...more
Jan 1997
May 27, 2011
 
Uprooted
4.13
Agnieszka is the daughter of a woodcutter, living in a quiet village in a peaceful valley--bounded by a menacing Wood where dark forces lurk. The Drag ...more
Jun 22, 2016
Jun 20, 2016
 
The Last Witness
3.83
really liked it
In a world that is recognizably not our 18th or early 19th century, the teller of this tale is a man with an interesting talent. He can take memories ...more
Jun 30, 2016
Jun 29, 2016
 
The Nightingale
4.54
really liked it
There's a frame story that begins with an old woman, in the US in 1995, preparing to move into assisted living, and quietly remembering her long-ago m ...more
Aug 19, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
A Borrowed Man
3.28
it was amazing
E.A. Smithe is a reclone--a clone of, in his case, a dead mystery writer, with the writer's recorded personality and memories uploaded to him. He's no ...more
Feb 18, 2016
Feb 07, 2016
 
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)
4.07
really liked it
Kell is one of the last of the Antari, or Travelers, blood magicians able to move between alternate universes. His world is the world of Red London, w ...more
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 04, 2015
 
Transhuman and Subhuman: Essays on Science Fiction and Awful Truth
3.78
did not like it
John C.Wright needs an editor.

With a bit more restraint, his prose could be lyrical--the opposite of the transparent prose the Puppies say they're loo
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Jun 13, 2015
Jun 12, 2015
 
Magic & Manners (Austen Chronicle, #1)
3.81
really liked it
This is a Jane Austen knockoff, let's say that upfront. I enjoyed it immensely.

The Dover family lives at Oakton in circumstances that will be remarkab
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Mar 04, 2016
Feb 24, 2016
 
Loose Lips
3.91
it was ok
This is a sadly disappointing story.

There's a perfectly decent little story in here, but unfortunately, it's buried in clunky, obvious prose and dialo
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May 18, 2017
May 17, 2017
 
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
4.31
it was amazing
Our story begins with the fall of civilization.

Our story begins with a woman who has just found her murdered son's body.

This is a world with a long hi
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May 24, 2016
May 21, 2016
 
Each to Each
4.09
really liked it
We begin with a submarine officer complaining about "standard issue" boots that don't fit properly, and only gradually do we understand why they don't ...more
Sep 15, 2015
Sep 14, 2015
 
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
3.81
it was amazing
It's three years after the death of Aral Vorkosigan, and Cordelia, having spent those years grieving and serving solo as the Vicereine of Sergyar is s ...more
Jan 21, 2016
Jan 18, 2016
 
The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood, #1)
4.03
it was ok
This is a deeply frustrating book. In theory, it has so much promise.

Maia is the only daughter of the King of Comoros. By law she can't inherit, but s
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Oct 15, 2015
Oct 14, 2015
 
Serial Date (Leine Basso Thriller #1)
3.71
it was ok
Our protagonist is Leine Basso, former professional assassin.

The story is centered around a tv reality show, Serial Date, in which the pretty, young
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Apr 22, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
 
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
3.50
it was amazing
Timbuktu is a city with a storied history, and one lesser-known piece of that history is that twice during the Middle Ages it was the center of a flow ...more
Jan 31, 2017
Jan 30, 2017
 
The Promise of Forgiveness
4.02
really liked it
Ruby Baxter knows she's made a mess of her life; she's determined that her fourteen-year-old daughter, Mia, will not do the same. When she finds Mia n ...more
Feb 06, 2016
Feb 04, 2016
 
The Drowning Eyes
3.46
it was amazing
Tazir has been plying the sealanes in her trade ship for many years, and is facing the same challenges all her competitors are, in these hard days whe ...more
Jan 12, 2017
Jan 12, 2017
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
it was amazing
The day of his father's funeral, a man starts driving randomly between the end of the funeral and start of the post-funeral reception at his sister's ...more
May 18, 2016
May 17, 2016
 
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies
3.57
it was amazing
This is just one kickass good anthology. Go buy a copy in your preferred format now.

Okay, okay, you want to know more.

Every one of these stories is, a
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Apr 26, 2017
Apr 19, 2017
 
Titan (NASA Trilogy, #2)
3.70
did not like it
**spoiler alert** This is the story of a manned trip to Titan in the early years of the 21st century, from the same writer that gave us the somewhat d ...more
not set
Jan 12, 2011
 
Bryony and Roses
4.12
it was amazing
This is a new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, and it's an excellent one.

Bryony and her sisters, Holly and Iris, grew up as the daughters of a weal
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Dec 09, 2015
Dec 03, 2015
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