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The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
The Lives of Tao (Tao, #1)
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The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson
"This year is a contentious year for the Hugo award nominees because some of the books (including The Dark Between the Stars) were recommended by a controversial pair of groups known as Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies. But, for the purposes of this r..." Read more of this review »
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The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson
The Dark Between the Stars
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I wanted to at least try to read this book, for the Hugo's sake. But it's pretty clear I'm missing a lot of backstory, which means I just don't automatically care about the characters and the worlds that were introduced. More importantly, the author ...more
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Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch, #2)
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Until I'd gotten to the end, I thought this might be the best book I'll read all year. I loved "Ancillary Justice," of course, but I found getting accustomed to the universe, especially time-jumping through omniscient points of view, was tough and di ...more
Crystal is on page 68 of 400 of Ancillary Sword: It's hard to believe, but the 2nd book is better than the 1st!
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
" You should definitely check out Atwood's work, then! All the ones I read and listed above are fairly classic works. She's probably most famous for "Ha ...more "
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
"A couple of clever scifi ideas are completely hobbled by plodding story, flat characters, a complete lack of suspense, and clumsy narrative structure and technique, and even those few clever ideas are killed by the fact that they aren't fully thou..." Read more of this review »
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The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
The Three-Body Problem (Three-Body, #1)
by Liu Cixin (Goodreads Author)
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The presentation of physics in this book was really great. I loved hearing about the difficulty solving the Three Body Problem. I also liked the cultural aspects, especially being introduced to the Cultural Revolution. Everything else was not great. ...more
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
"A scientist is drawn into a conspiracy involving a computer game and an old research station and extra-terrestrial life.

Translated from the original Chinese. I have to admit I read this book mostly because the way it's being talked about made me r..." Read more of this review »
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