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Der Beginn by Mario  Giordano
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Bleh. This is totally average genre, with a plot that trend towards the caricature. Save your energy for something else.
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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
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Really well-executed sci-fi thriller. All the cliches apply - "edge of my seat," "page-turner," etc. The research and scientific detail are outstanding, and don't in any way interfere with a great human drama.
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Daemon by Daniel Suarez
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Delivers better than expected. It's a thriller, so don't go in expecting high art, but Daemon is way better than most in the genre. The plot is solid, the attention to detail is appropriate (and rarely gets in the way), and the dialogue is good. high ...more
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A Nasty Piece of Work by Robert Littell
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Golem and the Jinni
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another good glimpse into 19th century New York
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Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
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good historical fiction, with a plot that moves
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The Humans
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