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Fuzzy Nation
I've been a fan of Scalzi since reading Old Man's War. His stories are not remarkably deep, but are enjoyable and funny, and usually with some interes...more
May 16, 2011
May 17, 2011
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
A Song of Fire and Ice is one of the few fantasy series which becomes more enjoyable with each novel released. A Dance with Dragons was a long time co...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Zero Sum (Zero Sight, #2)
Zero Sum is Justin B Shier's second book, and it's much better than the first in the series.

Zero Sum picks up where Zero Sight (Book One) leaves off....more
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Rule 34
Rule 34

Stross is one of my favorite authors. Saturn's Children was a good read, and Halting State was flat out brilliant. Rule 34 is even better.

Jul 08, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
Fool's Errand (Tawny Man, #1)
This is the first book in a new trilogy narrated by FitzChivalry, but takes place a number of years later. The same protagonist now goes by the name T...more
May 15, 2011
May 17, 2011
Queen City Jazz (Nanotech, #1)
I'm kind of conflicted about this book. Queen City Jazz has some incredible, beautiful ideas, and many incredibly crafted scenes. At times though the...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
The Quantum Thief
The Quantum Thief is PostHuman / post Singularity fiction, which is prone to being a little too abstract. Other books in the same genre handle the cra...more
May 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)
I just finished Switched, by Amanda Hocking.

Ms Hocking has been making quite a bit of money lately, publishing her books independently on the kindle s...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
Golden Fool (Tawny Man, #2)
This book can be viewed as the 5th book, or the 2nd book, in it's series. Although many of the characters are the same, so much time has passed, and t...more
May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
Wizards is a typical candy-bar book. Amazon's summary describes it as Harry Potter without Hogwarts or other wizards, which is pretty accurate. The ma...more
Jul 09, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
Vortex is book three of the Spin series. If you haven't read Spin and like sci-fi at all, you should definitely read it. Incredibly great book, with s...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
Robopocalypse (Robopocalypse, #1)
An AI escapes its confinement and eventually takes control of the various which have become commonplace in human society. Everything from automated ca...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
Ender's game vied with Dune as my favorite book growing up. I read both of them in middle school, and may have even read them both in one sitting, or...more
Jan 02, 2011
May 19, 2011
Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
I'm pretty conflicted on this book. Wonderful universe, an interstellar war, a space-opera feel without the sense that actual science has been thrown...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
Modern Operating Systems
A good solid explanation of operating systems, but a little disjointed.

I read this book not long after finishing TCP/IP illustrated by Stevens, so my...more
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Apr 04, 2012
Dome Child
Dome Child is a political thriller set in a dystopian future where much of the world is irradiated and religious sects control society. It was a surpr...more
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Very strange and dark.

People suffering from incurable diseases are able to copy themselves into bio-androids, putting their real bodies into stasis wh...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
Knights of the Chosen  (Spirit of Empire, #2)
I enjoyed the first book in the series, and really wanted to like Knights of the Chosen. Although Last of the Chosen was fantasy in Space instead of s...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
Swarm (Star Force, #1)
Swarm has a lot going for it, a strong start, excellent pacing, plenty of action. It kept me up at night, and was hard to put down. The first half of...more
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet, #1)
It's not a fun book, but it is a beautiful book.

There are pieces of prose in here that are like poetry, and some wonderful ideas as well. And yet, I a...more
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
Home Fires
Home Fires deals with the problems a couple would face if the wife were to return to a husband after spend time at relativistic velocities, him having...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
The Secret World Chronicle
Picked this up as a part of the eBook Humble Bundle. It was interesting. A collaborative effort, switching between different chapters, which are co-wr...more
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
**spoiler alert** Excellent start to what is probably the best Fantasy series of all time.

The Game of Thrones takes you through the lives of the Stark...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)
The Dresden Files are kind of a guilty pleasure, they feel pulpy and a little trashy at times. But they're a lot of fun.

And they get so much better as...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
Fool's Fate (Tawny Man, #3)
Fool's fate is the third book in the Tawny Man trilogy, a sequel to the Farseer Trilogy which took place 15 years earlier. This book will be hard to e...more
May 22, 2011
May 19, 2011
The Wizard Knight (Gollancz)
It's a largish book but I finished it in a day. The narrative style grated in the beginning but it either smoothes out or I got used to it about 15% o...more
Apr 28, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
The Clockwork Rocket (Orthogonal Trilogy #1)
Clockwork rocket is a very intelligent book.

It reads like a thinly disguised physics textbook explaining an exquisitely thought out universe, with rul...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3)
Really liked this trilogy.

Most of the action happens in a modern-ish Orwellian london where all members of Government are Magicians. Magic is based o...more
May 29, 2012
May 29, 2012
Last of the Chosen (Spirit of Empire, #1)
Indie titles on the Kindle usually cost $2.99. Last of the Chosen is pricier at $5.99 but worth it if you enjoy 'space operas'.

Amazon's Product Descri...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy, #3)
Conclusion of the first trilogy. Wraps up quite a few loose ends, and has a fairly satisfying ending. At times I feel as if the author has tweaked the...more
May 13, 2011
May 14, 2011
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