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Thermopyle read 57 books out of 100 on the list NPR Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
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Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Lilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
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Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
"A good piece of high concept science fiction, the kind that takes a Big Idea and explores its ramifications thoroughly. I've read some of Kress's short fiction, and one of her how-to books for writers, so it's interesting to watch her follow her o..." Read more of this review »
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Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
"While this book gets docked a point or two for the cheesy 70s cover and the title, it deserves a place among the classics of the genre. I first read the Nebula-winning novella "Of Mist, And Grass, And Sand," in middle school, but I never realized..." Read more of this review »
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Cultural Amnesia by Clive James
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Justice Hall by Laurie R. King
Justice Hall (Mary Russell, #6)
by Laurie R. King (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2010
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My favorite lines from this book are themselves biblical references; “Let justice roll like water” and “who would wish for the day of the lord?” They are used in the context of a beautiful mural in the main hall of the eponymous English estate Justic ...more
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This is Not a Game by Walter Jon Williams
This is Not a Game
by Walter Jon Williams (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2011
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In general I'm a fan of Walter Jon Williams, but This is Not a Game left me feeling disappointed. The story is strongest at the beginning, as the main character, Dagmar, attempts to escape her hotel room in Jakarta after the civilian government has c ...more
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