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Nation
4.05
really liked it
Terry Pratchett is very angry.

At first glance, it looks like Pratchett has combined the descriptions from Simon Winchester's Krakatoa and the Indones
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Nov 07, 2008
Nov 04, 2008
 
1945
3.87
it was ok
*Sigh*

My wife mocks my reading of Harry Turtledove because it's so far from literature. To her, the flat characters and forced plots pull her out of t
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Apr 03, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
 
Watchmen
4.35
liked it
**spoiler alert** I'd been meaning to get around to reading this for at least 15 years. And it wasn't bad at all.

I'm not too deeply steeped in super-h
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Aug 02, 2008
Jul 27, 2008
 
Achtung! Cthulhu: Investigator´s Guide to the Secret War (Savage Worlds RPG) (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
4.00
really liked it
First, let me say that I have only a little experience with the Call of Cthulhu (CoC) system from Chaosium (a single enjoyable adventure cut short by ...more
Jul 12, 2015
Jun 23, 2015
 
Fiddlehead (The Clockwork Century, #5)
3.88
liked it
Sadly, the last of the Clockwork Century novels.

Also sadly, no time spent in Seattle.

While I enjoyed having Ganymede set in New Orleans and other boo
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May 24, 2015
May 18, 2015
 
Sixty Days and Counting (Science in the Capital, #3)
3.65
liked it
All loose ends wrapped up...In my review of Fifty Below I worried that Robinson was going to pull some magic "it'll all work out" bit. The thing is, h ...more
Aug 22, 2008
Jul 08, 2008
 
Achtung! Cthulhu: Keeper's Guide to the Secret War (Savage Worlds RPG) (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
4.27
liked it
I admit that I have very little experience in Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu RPG and exactly non in Savage Worlds. That said, I enjoyed this kick-starter ...more
Oct 13, 2016
Mar 07, 2016
 
Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling (Delilah Dirk, #2)
4.14
really liked it
So happy for more Delilah Dirk!

I hadn't realized from the first volume that the story was based in the Napoleonic/Regency period. It was strangely dis
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Jul 09, 2016
Jul 11, 2016
 
My Tank Is Fight!
3.66
really liked it
30 foot high super-tanks.
U-boats that crawl out of the water on treads.
Backpack helicopters.
Aircraft carriers made out of ice.
Spaceplane bombers
Flying
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Jun 08, 2008
Jun 04, 2008
 
The World Without Us
3.79
really liked it
I was a bit surprised by this book. If I had thought it through, I would have known that this volume was an environmental treatise hidden behind its a ...more
Mar 30, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
 
Calamity Jack (Rapunzel's Revenge, #2)
3.87
liked it
I was a bit disappointed in this book. Mostly the disappointment was suffering in comparison to the earlier volume Rapunzel's Revenge. This didn't fee ...more
Jul 25, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
 
The Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne Volume 1: The Beast of the Rails (Girl Genius, #14)
4.47
really liked it
I'm counting this as re-read since I'm up-to-date on the webcomic edition.

I find the restarting of the volume numbering very interesting and a nice ch
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Sep 20, 2015
Sep 20, 2015
 
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer
4.06
really liked it
Oh my was this fun! I enjoyed the heck out of this book. My daughter is enjoyed the heck out of this book. It's clear the author enjoyed the heck out ...more
Jun 07, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
 
Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It
3.73
liked it
This was a fun little volume. Each 2-page spread contained a map on one side of the territory in question and a textual history on the other. The hist ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 01, 2014
 
Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days (Ex Machina, #1)
3.92
liked it
Another Valentine Day present.

A lot of comics in the early 2000's struggled with the fact that 9/11 brought comic-book destruction to America's first
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Feb 28, 2016
Mar 02, 2016
 
Agatha Heterodyne and the Voice of the Castle (Girl Genius, #7)
4.46
liked it
I've tossed this in my re-read pile because I've technically already read the story as it's published on the Web.

That said, I've noticed a lot more de
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Sep 07, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
Dragonology: Deluxe Field Guide and Models (Ologies)
4.21
it was ok
More Dragonology. In Mmany ways, this is just a pamplet of a book that exists to support the dragon models. I have yet to assemple one of these smalle ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
 
Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century, #2)
3.87
really liked it
I recently saw an interview with Olivia Wilde where she argued for more leading roles for women in film - espcially action films. I humbly submit this ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
 
Clementine (The Clockwork Century, #1.1)
3.70
liked it
This is a tight little novella that I had missed as taking place between Boneshaker and Dreadnought. It is the first of the Clockwork Century books I ...more
Apr 16, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
 
Dragonology Tracking and Taming Dragons Volume 1: A Deluxe Book and Model Set: European Dragon
4.08
it was ok
The world of Dragonology shifts a bit with this volume, as budding dragonologists as prompted to closer and more intimately familiar with fire-breathi ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier
3.44
liked it
I picked this book up for my Masters of Library & Information Science class where we were asked to read and discuss a banned or challenged book.

I
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Feb 15, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
 
Opening Atlantis (Atlantis, #1)
3.33
liked it
Alternate history of the discovery of the New World and it's settlement. In the mid-1400's, cod-fisherman discover new lands to the west in the Atlant ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
 
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4)
4.06
really liked it
These books are just more fun that really should be allowed.

This particular volume really showed some subtle edges to unreliable narration, even if it
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Mar 21, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
 
One Second After (After, #1)
3.92
it was ok
15-16 years ago I went on a kick of reading end-of-the-world books. I guess as a recent college graduate I really wanted to see how the world could ra ...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
3.50
really liked it
This was fun.

Like with Neverwhere I found myself wishing I had more first-hand experience with the city setting, in this case Seattle.

OK, review:

A gen
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Apr 04, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
 
Declare
4.02
really liked it
Hey, you got spy novel in my supernatural pulp. You got supernatural pulp in my spy novel!

Are they good together?

Actually, they're bit jarring togethe
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Sep 06, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
 
Ganymede (The Clockwork Century, #3)
3.85
liked it
Unfortunately I have to classify this volume as (so far) the weakest of the Clockwork Century books. I think the failure is due to the divided narrati ...more
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
 
The Inexplicables (The Clockwork Century, #4)
3.71
liked it
This is the first of the Clockwork Century books not to be named after some great big absurd piece of steampunk technology. Instead we have a deeper l ...more
May 02, 2015
Apr 17, 2015
 
Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War
3.62
liked it
This book is definitely an example of its genre (speculative military fiction) and really can only be evaluated within that framework. Outside that fr ...more
Aug 28, 2015
Aug 13, 2015
 
Microscope
4.26
really liked it
OK, this is fascinating.

Microscope claims on its cover to be a role playing agme of fractal history. I'm not sure that RPG is the right label though.
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Jun 15, 2013
May 28, 2013
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