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The Complete Dr. Fell Volume I: Lost
4.52
A group of rich masters swap their leatherboys back and forth with cheerful abandon. Then one master meets an arrogant boy who needs to be taken down ...more
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May 05, 2012
 
Frontier Wolf
4.10
"Frontier Wolf" is part of a series by Rosemary Sutcliff about a family that lives in Britain from Roman times to the Middle Ages. "The Eagle of the N ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
 
This Star Shall Abide (Children of the Star, #1)
4.04
Volume 1 of the Children of the Star trilogy. Growing up on a planet with a Stone Age culture, Noren vows to battle against the Scholars, high priests ...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jul 23, 2010
 
The Boer War
4.13
A dramatically compelling narrative paired with magnificent scholarship - a rare treasure. Here's an excerpt, concerning the British Commander-in-Chie ...more
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May 05, 2012
 
Mind Fuck (The Administration, #1)
4.04
The first novel of the Administration series fits with Dorothy L. Sayers's subtitle of one of her novels: "A Love Story with Detective Interruptions" ...more
Nov 19, 2011
Jul 18, 2010
 
Trial (Life Prison: Hell's Messenger, #1)
0.00
Excerpt:

He lay on the cold concrete in the darkness, cursing in an indiscriminate manner that embraced every guard he had possessed the misfortune to
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Aug 06, 2014
 
Mercy's Prisoner (Life Prison, #1)
0.00
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I had trouble sleeping that night. I don't know why; sleep had always been my one blessing at Mercy, transporting me back to the pleasant days
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Aug 27, 2014
 
Men and Lads (Life Prison: Mercy's Prisoner, #2)
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Thomas had assumed as a child that the reason none of the other children in town would play with him was because his father was a guard at one
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Aug 06, 2014
 
Tour (Life Prison: Hell's Messenger, #2)
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Excerpt:

The "lads," the prisoners who were required to offer their service, fell silent. There were about two dozen of them – just enough to make a ti

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Nov 02, 2014
 
Never (The Eternal Dungeon)
3.00
Excerpt:

"Are you sure you want to talk to him?" her brother asked dubiously. "He is working these days in the Eternal Dungeon."

"Oh, I know all about

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Nov 18, 2013
 
Cell-mates (Life Prison)
3.00
Excerpt:

They had to settle the issue of sex first.

"No," said Merrick flatly as he shoved his only belonging – a toothbrush given to him by his previo

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Nov 18, 2013
 
The Problem isn't Piracy. The Problem is Obscurity (Cory Doctorow on Why Authors Should Give Their Work Away, Stop Sweating Copyright and Focus on Building a Community of Readers)
4.25
This free e-book, compiled without need for prior authorization from the author, deserves to be traditionally published in print . . . which just goes ...more
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Jul 15, 2011
 
The Complete Dr. Fell Volume II: Found
4.57
Syd McGinley gifted me with Volume Two of the Dr. Fell series, and I saved it up as a Christmas present for myself. Without giving away too much of th ...more
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May 05, 2012
 
Night Shadow (Darkling Plain)
0.00
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Farsight, less commonly known as Prince Clerebold, ruler of Dawnlight since the death of his father by mischance, stood on the highest, narrow

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Dec 17, 2013
 
Rocket Jockey
3.82
Originally published in 1952 under the pen name of Philip St. John, this is the tale of a seventeen-year-old boy who reluctantly joins a rocket race a ...more
Jan 26, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
 
The Lonely Sea: Collected Short Stories
3.73
This collection of Alistair MacLean's short works ends with a rather sad essay by the author, in which he disavows any intentions to be literary or me ...more
May 27, 2011
May 26, 2011
 
HMS Ulysses
3.98
Alistair MacLean's first novel was also his best. In place of the cardboard villains in his later war novels and thrillers, MacLean offers an enemy "f ...more
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May 10, 2011
 
The Cruel Sea (Classics of War)
4.15
If you hate spoilers, wait till the end of the novel to read its prologue, "Before the Curtain." The prologue reveals a major event in the novel.

The n
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Jul 02, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
Turn Not Pale, Beloved Snail: A Book about Writing and Other Things
4.43
This book, which I discovered at age eleven, had a profound effect on my growth as a writer. Although Jacqueline Jackson draws most of her examples fr ...more
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Oct 12, 2010
 
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction
3.80
Well written and very comprensive, covering a number of topics, such as fandom, that other books on SF/F authorship barely mention. I'd love to see a ...more
May 23, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
The New Boy (Michael's House)
3.33
Excerpt:

Michael laid down his riding crop and sat on the fountain edge, stretching out his long legs and saying, "Nobody warned me that scolding was s

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Jul 23, 2010
 
Spy Hill (Commando)
2.86
Excerpt:

"Gentlemen."

We turned. Tice had taken shelter under a chestnut tree; his pipe glowed in the darkness of that shelter. His face was too shadow-
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Dec 07, 2012
 
Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
4.00
An absorbing, meticulously researched biography of a man who is best known for his pre-Stonewall gay erotic fiction. Through passages that range from ...more
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Dec 05, 2010
 
Riddle-Master: The Complete Trilogy (Riddle-Master, #1-3)
4.24
Patricia A. McKillip grew stylistically more mature with her later fantasy novels, but never, I think, has she done such a good job of portraying the ...more
May 08, 2011
Jul 23, 2010
 
Life Prison (Life Prison: Mercy's Prisoner, #1)
3.63
[Excerpt.]

When Thomas arrived the next morning – it was my weekly day of rest from work, so I was engaging in a particularly agonizing examination of
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Jul 23, 2010
 
The Listeners
3.57
"Between MacDonald and the sky was a giant dish held aloft by skeleton metal fingers - held high as if to catch the stardust that drifted down from th ...more
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Nov 08, 2011
 
Dishing Up® Maryland: 150 Recipes from the Alleghenies to the Chesapeake Bay
4.10
The recipes weren't to my personal taste - I lost track of how many times butter was an ingredient - but I loved the interviews with Maryland farmers, ...more
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Dec 29, 2011
 
The Secret Flight
2.00
Young commander Andy High must decide whether to risk his dirigible in order to save the passengers of a sinking ocean liner. . . . First published in ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 15, 2011
 
The High And The Mighty
3.92
"Lieutenant Mowbray was still talking to Pickering on the telephone when he completely destroyed the peace of the Coast Guard Air Rescue station. Hold ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
 
Shattered Glass (Shattered Glass, #1)
4.17
not set
Oct 06, 2014
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