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Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold
Komarr (Vorkosigan Saga, #11)
by Lois McMaster Bujold (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Newly minted Imperial Auditor Miles is sent to the conquered planet Komarr, the Barrayaran gateway to the galaxy, to investigate a catastrophe. One of the planetary terraforming mirrors has been destroyed by an out of control freighter. Accident, sab ...more
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch, #2)
by Ann Leckie (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Sequels are always tricky, balancing what made the first book good while doing something different. Ancillary Sword is a much more generously paced book that Ancillary Justice, a diversion of force before the greater struggle we all know is coming. T ...more
The Door Into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
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The Door into Summer is a cutesy, if somewhat alarming time-travel story. Daniel Boone Davis is a brilliant engineer who has his home automation company stolen out from under him by his greedier partner and even worse ex-fiance. In a fit of pique, he ...more
The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein
The Puppet Masters
by Robert A. Heinlein
read in May, 2015
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I don't think this was the first 'mind controlling alien invasion' story, but it's the best. Earth is attacked by slug-like creatures, who infiltrate important sectors of society, take over communications, and then expand at an exponential rate until ...more
Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
" (3/63) In my Hugo Read-Through
Double Star by Robert Heinlein won the third Hugo Award for novel in 1956. It’s my third stop on my read-through and the first time I’ve read a Heinlein all the way through.

Double Star was a very enjoyable rea..." Read more of this review »
Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
Double Star
by Robert A. Heinlein
read in May, 2015
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Harlan Ellison once said that the best sentence in all of science fiction was Heinlein's "The door dilated" because it packed so much into so little. Double Star is a lot like that, with an action-packed thriller plot surrounded by a mess of fascinat ...more
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War by Sebastian Junger
War
by Sebastian Junger (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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War is as good as combat reporting gets. This is the account of 15 months with Battle Company in the Korengal Valley between 2007 and 2008,a supremely tough 10x10 km patch of mountains, and the love and courage of a few hundred men. This book is the ...more
They'd Rather Be Right by Mark Clifton
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Rumor (okay, other reviews on Goodreads) has it that this is the worst book ever to win the Hugo. I don't know if that's true-yet. I do know that this is not a good book from any kind of literary perspective, and one that buries its occasional good i ...more
The Companion Species Manifesto by Donna J. Haraway
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Haraway is a titan of feminist studies of science and technology but did you also know that she's a crazy dog lady? The Companion Species Manifesto is a love letter to Canis familiaris in general, and Cayenne Pepper, an Australian Shepherd, in partic ...more
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