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A Dirty Job
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Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
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tl;dr review: If you enjoy Brandon Sanderson, you will also highly enjoy this book.

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This book contains one of the more richly colorful worlds I have ever enjoyed in a book, and the fact that it comes from a first novel makes it even more n...more
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Two Tiny Claws by Brett Davis
Two Tiny Claws
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Slightly better than its predecessor, but only in that there is a bit more action to move things along. All in all, a lot of the same issues from the previous book stand. Characters are largely hollow and their motives change to suit the plot without...more
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Bone Wars by Brett Davis
Bone Wars
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It's...just not very good.

I like the premise, I really do. Cowboys and aliens and dinosaurs? How can you not like that? And I do appreciate the author's attempts to weave in real historical figures and events. But overall it is very poorly executed....more
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Expendable by James Alan Gardner
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Well-balanced story, 100% engaging. Good characters, a unique world, exciting plot, and just the right amount of sardonic humor and social commentary. I picked this up on a whim from a used book store and burned through it in a day and a half. I am n...more
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Orbis by Scott Mackay
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Interesting ideas, amateurish execution. This book irritated me so much that I actually bothered to come onto goodreads and write a review, when i havent been around the site here in months.

I enjoy alternate history books. I also enjoy speculative fi...more
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The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt
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There is really nothing I can add to a review about this book that 90% of these reviews don't already say. I am very glad that pretty much everyone else has been as frustrated with this book as I have. I literally have been slogging through it for we...more
The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt
" This was a book with a lot of potential. Interesting concept, with some nods to Dr. Who, but the author left way too much up to the reader. I can't believe I'm saying this, but this book needed more exposition. Slang that was almost indecipherable... " Read more of this review »
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"yeah the movie follows the book more or less perfectly, i was surprised. But the book has a few sub-themes that are excellent that the movie didnt dea...more "
"Two species met out amongst the stars and desired to trade. One species, always curious about the external universe, desired technology. Technology to study the universe, and technology to rule it. In return, the second species desired only cultur..." Read more of this chapter »
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Gene Wolfe
“Here is light. You will say that it is not a living entity, but you miss the point that it is more, not less. Without occupying space, it fills the universe. It nourishes everything, yet itself feeds upon destruction. We claim to control it, but does it not perhaps cultivate us as a source of food? May it not be that all wood grows so that it can be set ablaze, and that men and women are born to kindle them?”
Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch

Gene Wolfe
“You must know the story of how the race of ancient days reached the stars, and how they bargained away all the wild half of themselves to do so, so that they no longer cared for the taste of the pale wind, no for love or lust, nor to make new songs nor to sing old ones, nor for any of the other animal things they believed they had brought with them out of the rain forests al the bottom of time--though in fact, so my uncle told me, those things brought them”
Gene Wolfe, The Sword of the Lictor

Stephen Jay Gould
“So much of science proceeds by telling stories.”
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Gene Wolfe
“When a client is driven to the utmost extremity, it is warmth and food and ease from pain he wants. Peace and justice come afterward. Rain symbolizes mercy and sunlight charity, but rain and sunlight are better than mercy and charity. Otherwise they would degrade the things they symbolize.”
Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch

The Trade (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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The Allegory of the Cave: Revised (Humor)
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Description: The Allegory of the Cave, by Plato. Abridged, Edited, and Made A Lot More Logical. I wrote this in high school, and it is perhaps my favorite piece of my writing, ever. Eight years later and it still cracks me up.
On the Respect of Food Animals (Health, Mind & Body)
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The Portrait (Literature & Fiction)
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Spaceships in Fog (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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