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Random Acts of Senseless Violence
4.05
This is perhaps Jack Womack's unsung masterpiece. Published originally in 1993, this book of America in dystopic breakdown is as sharp and alive today...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
 
Dark Duets
3.25
This anthology of collaborative works between authors of dark fantasy and horror includes "T. Rhymer," a novella written by me and Jonathan Maberry. W...more
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Dec 16, 2013
 
City of Bohane
3.78
Kevin Barry's novel has the narrative voice of a fantastical Irish dialect, reminding me in ways of Russell Hoban's brilliant Ridley Walker, and Irvin...more
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Jan 07, 2014
 
The Blofeld Trilogy
4.02
Anytime you read books you last read at 15, it's going to give you a different experience. I picked up this three-book volume after reading an intervi...more
Dec 04, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
 
On Stranger Tides
3.88
Although Disney is giving credit to this great Tim Powers novel as the source for their fourth "Pirates" film, it appears that about 5% of the book re...more
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
 
Among Others
3.68
I don't expect wonderful, lyrical prose from most genre books. Jo Walton presents a voice that's so compelling, interesting, glorious and believable t...more
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Aug 27, 2012
 
He Died With His Eyes Open
3.80
The late Derek Raymond created a strange, cynical, smart-mouthed character in his unnamed protagonist, the Sergeant. Somewhere between Philip Marlowe...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Boiling a Frog
3.89
Another viciously funny Brookmyre novel with Jack Parlabane, the scourge of government corruption and coverup. This time Parlabane's in jail, trapped...more
Aug 28, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
 
Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology
4.08
An anthology of stories collected from one particular year of fiction workshopped at The Sycamore Hill Writing Workshop. Includes great work by Karen...more
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Dec 24, 2011
 
Liar Liar
4.14
Anthology by members of the Philadelphia Liars Club. Each story contains a lie of some sort--one that changes characters' lives, or one that they tell...more
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Dec 24, 2011
 
Ragtime
3.84
One of the great omniscient narratives. Doctorow weaves historical narratives into the lives of his fictional characters, families whose lives intertw...more
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Jun 10, 2012
 
Like a Hole in the Head
3.57
Part-noir, part-narrative by a damaged individual, and full of great oddities, characters, all delivered in a compelling voice, Banbury's book defies...more
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Dec 16, 2013
 
Holiday
4.26
M. Rickert's stories do not take the path you think they will. Stories of transformations, of ghosts, of strange journeys lead you in a way that few o...more
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 24, 2011
 
The Loving Dead
2.83
A very different, very entertaining take on zombies that knowingly references all the zombies you've heard of already. Some terrific writing here, in...more
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Jun 21, 2011
 
Seeing Things (Kit Melbourne, #1)
4.10
"It was a slow afternoon in Café Ishmael when James read the tea leaves that predicted my murder."

With this grabber of an opening line, author Kater C...more
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Sep 20, 2011
 
The Stockholm Octavo
3.41
A gloriously written historical thriller full of intrigue, fans, cartomancy, poisons, mysticism, romance, and a great cast of characters. I was remind...more
Sep 08, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
 
Night Watch (Discworld, #29)
4.44
How does the immeasurably great Terry Pratchett manage to embed out-loud laughs on every page while also keeping his story moving and moving emotional...more
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Aug 11, 2012
 
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
4.10
Originally published as essays, Tyson's book will energize anyone interested in the state of cosmology, astronomy, and physics today. Ever thought-pro...more
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Apr 23, 2011
 
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
3.88
Tremendous mystery recounted in an oblique way, somewhat analogous to the Millennium Trilogy, weaving historical sections with the current events surr...more
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Aug 14, 2011
 
The Waterworks
3.42
A strange narrative of New York City in 1870 that moves from historical mystery to a kind of understated science fiction that might delight steampunk...more
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Aug 05, 2012
 
Today We Choose Faces
3.61
an often overlooked but stunningly clever Zelazny sf novel, Today We Choose Faces is a grand carnival act where every mask hides another face.
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Aug 27, 2012
 
Elements of Fiction Writing - Conflict and Suspense
4.31
Do not write your thriller/genre novel until you have read what James Scott Bell has to say. An essential "how to" book for the library.
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Aug 05, 2012
 
Chance
3.25
Kem Nunn does it again, with another Califorina noir novel that simply defies all expectations and soars.
Highly recommended.
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Jul 12, 2014
 
The Collected Stories
4.27
Amy Hempel is a stellar short story author. She should be required reading for anyone who enjoys contemporary short fiction.

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Apr 07, 2011
 
Nine Princes in Amber (Amber Chronicles, #1)
4.13
Roger Zelazny did high fantasy in a way that has yet to be equaled. And here's one of the shining examples.
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Aug 27, 2012
 
Map of Dreams
3.96
Wonderful work as always from M. Rickert.
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Dec 24, 2011
 
The Anubis Gates
4.01
The omphalos of steampunk.
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Aug 27, 2012
 
Masters of Atlantis
3.78
Sheer brilliance that is in many ways more a commentary on current American lunacy than it was when Portis wrote it. Fantasy is embraced by the main c...more
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Jul 06, 2011
 
Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer
3.36
Absorbing, fantastic, entertaining, humorous in a dark, dark way, this is wonderful writing by an author at the top of his form, through the voice of...more
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Mar 28, 2012
 
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)
3.96
In a book out recently in which mystery authors recommend favorite books, the mad Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre wrote up Douglas Adams' "Dirk...more
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Dec 22, 2012
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