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Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Things started off reasonably well and both Indians and colonists were willing to coexist peacefully while numbers of the latter were small. Though religious, the settlers thought of the Indians as God's children, and some did convert. Indeed, the In ...more
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The Untold History of The United States by Oliver Stone
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Counterpoint to conventional history, a lot of calling out of leaders for reckless foreign policy decisions, especially during Cold War. Biased, but Democratic presidents get plenty of flak, too.
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The History of the Medieval World by Susan Wise Bauer
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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Left Hand of Darkness
by Ursula K. Le Guin
read in February, 2017
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The Left Hand of Darkness is perhaps Le Guin’s most famous novel, and one I probably would have read one years ago had it been on Audible, but for whatever copyright reasons, it’s only recently appeared in their catalog.

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The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
" Yeah, this is definitely a series to read in one shot, if you read it all. Good thing you have some time! I'll be curious to hear what you think of it ...more "
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Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller
Norwegian by Night
by Derek B. Miller (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2016
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[3.5 stars] This was a novel that seemed to be about people being in places where they're strangers, still carrying all their memories from home and not necessarily wanting to adapt. But having to do something.

Case-in-point Sheldon Horowitz, a cantan
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The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
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[3.5 stars] A short, but risk-taking literary fantasy novella. It’s set on a world (maybe a future Earth) from which a race of genetically enhanced humans departed long ago, leaving behind some of their bloodline -- and accompanying powers -- mixed i ...more
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Version Control by Dexter Palmer
Version Control
by Dexter Palmer
read in November, 2016
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I hadn't heard of Dexter Palmer before finding this book on Audible, but was pretty pleased with it. It's an unusual mix of tongue-in-cheek social commentary, earnest character-driven drama, and PKD-like paranoid mind-bendiness. At times, the mix fee ...more
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The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Dispossessed
by Ursula K. Le Guin
read in October, 2016
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[4.5 stars] This is definitely my favorite of Le Guin’s works that I’ve read so far, a novel that realizes speculative fiction’s potential for examining ideas and challenging the reader. When I say “challenge”, I don’t mean that the plot, writing, or ...more
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Arcadia by Iain Pears
Arcadia
by Iain Pears
read in September, 2016
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I rather enjoyed this time-bendy, universe-within-a-universe novel, which I "read" during a long bike ride around Burlington, Vt in the late summer. The genre-hopping nature of the story reminded me a lot of David Mitchell (I guess I often reference ...more
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