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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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"Station Eleven" is an entrancing view of a post-apocalyptic world, though not a dystopia, as some have claimed. The two words are not interchangeable. I really liked it, especially the character of Miranda, and the fact that the book didn't spend a ...more
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Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds
Pushing Ice
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In the end, there were more things I disliked about "Pushing Ice" than I liked. But there were so many neat ideas stuffed in this book, like the kitchen sink of SciFi, that I had to rate it 4 stars, even if I didn't viscerally enjoy it as much.

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Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
Red Country
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This might be Abercrombie's best book to date. While it references some characters previously introduced in other books, reading previous books does not appear to be required. In this way, "Red Country" might be an excellent introduction to Abercromb ...more
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Margaret Atwood
“If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next—if you knew in advance the consequences of your own actions—you'd be doomed. You'd be ruined as God. You'd be a stone. You'd never eat or drink or laugh or get out of bed in the morning. You'd never love anyone, ever again. You'd never dare to.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Terry Pratchett
“No more words. We know them all, all the words that should not be said. But you have made my world more perfect.”
Terry Pratchett, Nation

Patrick Rothfuss
“It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Naomi Novik
“And we must still try or we would be leaving our friends to fight without us. I think this is what you have meant by duty, all along; I do understand, at least this much of it.”
Naomi Novik, His Majesty's Dragon

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