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The Man in the High Castle
3.66
it was amazing
Part spy novel / thriller, The Man in the High Castle is one of the most lauded alternate histories of all time, and rightly so.

Set in an alternate 1
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Mar 02, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
 
The Guardener's Tale
3.67
it was amazing
The Guardener’s Tale is not an easy read, but it is powerful, and at a time when many SF novels are becoming increasingly similar in setting and style ...more
May 2007
Jan 15, 2008
 
Nova
3.83
really liked it
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demonstrates all of Delany's strengths as well as many of his 'habits' (flaws is perhaps too strong
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not set
Apr 25, 2009
 
Eon (The Way, #1)
3.86
it was amazing
Greg Bear's Eon
is one of two 1985 novels --the other being the novelization of his Hugo and Nebula winning novellette Blood Music-- that moved him f
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not set
Apr 25, 2009
 
Darkland
3.53
liked it
Darkland is set on Muspell, a colony world inhabited by descendants of Icelanders and other Norsemen who fled the greenhousing of Earth several thousa ...more
Jan 2006
Feb 27, 2008
 
Ark (Flood, #2)
3.83
really liked it
A much more standard Deep Space setting for this sequel to Baxter's 'Flood,' but it ends almost in mid-sentence leaving one with a deep sense of frust ...more
not set
Sep 26, 2010
 
The Love We Share Without Knowing
3.99
it was amazing
I reviewed this in depth over at Suite101, but I'll go further here. Quiet, thoughtful, suffused with Japanese ghosts in the midst of modernity, it's ...more
Feb 07, 2010
Feb 07, 2010
 
Camera Obscura (The Bookman Histories, #2)
3.44
it was amazing
While it may not have the impact of the original, Camera Obscura may actually be the better book. The tale of Milady de Winter sent on a mission by th ...more
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.19
it was amazing
I first read this classic nearly forty years ago, but it's been too long since I re-read it, and I'd forgotten just how good the war between House Atr ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
 
The Unselfish Gene
3.60
liked it
The Earth has been ravaged by a cholera-type epidemic that's reduced much of the population to zombies; the crew of a lunar colony have survived, but ...more
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 15, 2009
 
The City & the City
3.91
it was amazing
Outstanding, Hugo Award winning melange of mystery and speculative fiction set in an imaginary Middle or Eastern European country. A full review at S ...more
not set
Sep 26, 2010
 
The Bookman (The Bookman Histories, #1)
3.34
it was amazing
Self referencing SF at it's very best - you could start a game to see how many noted SF authors and texts crop up throughout the novel. And the identi ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Apr 30, 2011
 
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
3.66
really liked it
24 stories by authors as diverse as William Hope Hodgson, Michael Swanwick and RA Lafferty. An astonishingly broad canvas, the highlights are Tom Ream ...more
not set
Jun 21, 2010
 
Flood (Flood, #1)
3.57
John Wyndham-esque cosy catastrophe morphs into something much, much darker and impressive. There's a full review at
Suite 101
not set
Sep 26, 2010
 
Pump Six and Other Stories
4.03
really liked it
Best read in short installments, Paolo B works better at novel length than short stories. Full review to follow.
Aug 29, 2010
Sep 05, 2010
 
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)
3.74
it was amazing
Lighter and less grim than his adult work, it still doesn't pull any punches by YA standards. Outstanding.
Sep 05, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
Servant of the Underworld (Obsidian and Blood, #1)
3.71
really liked it
Aztec sacrifice meets historical mystery in this excellent debut novel by French writer Aliette de Bodard.
not set
Jun 21, 2010
 
Illyria
3.30
really liked it
Those familiar with Hand’s work will know that her stories are set so firmly in the everyday world that to some casual readers they would not appear s ...more
Dec 27, 2007
Mar 05, 2008
 
The Big Time
3.28
it was amazing
One of the great attractions of The Big Time is the way it renders history fluid and endlessly mutable; Lily knows of at least two alternate futures f ...more
May 2007
Feb 27, 2008
 
Our Lady of Darkness
3.73
really liked it
Originaly published in 1977, Our Lady of Darkness was Fritz Leiber's last great novel, and went onto win the World Fantasy Award. Franz Weston, the al ...more
not set
Feb 27, 2008
 
Best Science Fiction of the Year 14
4.25
it was amazing
Contains more award winners and nominees as a proportion of the total than just about any other year's best collection --all three Nebula winners, two ...more
Jan 1985
Feb 14, 2008
 
Seeker (Alex Benedict, #3)
3.89
liked it
Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel of 2006, I suspect that the award was as much cumulative (this was McDevitt's ninth or tenth appearance on t ...more
Sep 2007
Mar 08, 2008
 
Camouflage
3.61
really liked it
Winner of the 2005 Nebula Award for Best Novel, Camouflage is a gritty new-future thriller that's as lean and as taut as a marathon-runner. It's the t ...more
Aug 2006
Mar 08, 2008
 
Nebula Awards Showcase 2007
3.60
it was amazing
Definitely one of the better books in what is in any event a very good series. A 'Lost' novella by Grand Master Harlan Ellison, and outstanding crosso ...more
Apr 2008
May 27, 2008
 
The Dust of Wonderland
3.88
it was amazing
In an outstanding novel set in New Orleans, Ken Nicholson, summoned back from Austin after an apparently motiveless attack on his son, must dive back ...more
Dec 2007
Feb 18, 2008
 
Islington Crocodiles
4.39
it was amazing
The premise of Paul Meloy's first book, a mosaic novel of interlocking stories, is simple: There are creatures that feed on human despair. There are t ...more
not set
Oct 15, 2008
 
Hal Spacejock 2: Second Course
4.09
liked it
Haynes’s timing is good—at times too good; the gags sometimes head straight for the punch-line without giving the reader time to orient himself, and t ...more
Aug 2006
Feb 14, 2008
 
Best Science Fiction of the Year 15
3.88
really liked it
Terry Carr's selection of the Best SF stories of 1985 is not quite up to the previous year's collection but is still a reminder of what an excellent a ...more
Jan 1986
Feb 16, 2008
 
Eternity Road
3.76
really liked it
Centuries in the future, archaeologists learn about the 20th century from a number artefacts - a Pepsi can, the tarmac creations of the Road Makers an ...more
Jan 2000
Mar 08, 2008
 
A Flush of Shadows: Five Short Novels Featuring Constance Leidl & Charlie Meiklejohn
3.83
it was amazing
One of the finest writers ever to grace the fields of science-fiction and mysteries, Kate Wilhelm superbly combines the two genres in five long storie ...more
Jun 2007
Feb 16, 2008
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