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"I may have read a more pretentious preface before, but recollection of it escapes me." Jan 15, 2015 06:46AM

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The High Ground by Melinda M. Snodgrass
The High Ground (Imperials, #1)
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It was quite disorienting to encounter a space opera that doubles down on the nineteenth-century-style empire trope by actually including nineteenth century religion, cultural attitudes about (human) gender, and obsession with the threat of the Other ...more
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Southern Horrors and Other Writings by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
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The Green Pearl by Jack Vance
"Damn it, Jack Vance!

Your 1983 Lyonesse novel Suldrun's Garden was a mix match of good, bad and ugly but good enough to leave me curious about the next book.

The 1985 sequel The Green Pearl was better – more of a linear narrative and more focused –..." Read more of this review »
Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey
"As a child, this was one of my favourite Pern novels, and I can see why.
I can also see why I don't still read Pern.

The strengths, as with a lot of SF, lie mainly in the ideas. The excitement of interstellar colonisation, the hints at a broader fu..." Read more of this review »
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Miriam is on page 315 of 316 of All the Birds in the Sky: if there was stuff that didn't make sense to you or seemed too random, just e-mail me and I'll come to your house and act the whole thing out for you. Maybe with origami finger puppets. I hope there is a video of this. Maybe the entire book with finger puppets? When you have time, author. No pressure.
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The Mother Hunt by Rex Stout
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" Sorry, but I lost my belief that there are limits to human stupidity about fifteen years ago. "
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Growing Up Weightless by John M. Ford
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Joseph Heller
“He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.”
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“Eomer said, 'How is a man to judge what to do in such times?'
As he has ever judged,' said Aragorn. 'Good and evil have not changed since yesteryear, nor are they one thing among Elves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

Lorrie Moore
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Daniel Pennac
“Reader's Bill of Rights

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2. The right to skip pages

3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes”
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James Baldwin
“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”
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