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Up to the Sky in Ships / In & Out of Quandry by A. Bertram Chandler
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Half of this book is a collection of short stories by Chandler, and the other half a set of fannish contributions by Lee Hoffman. Hoffman was very prolific as a fan in the early 1950s, and later a pro writer.
While the Hoffman contributions are great
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High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic
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The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross
The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files, #3)
by Charles Stross (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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While very well written, this book did not make me want to read the next volume. The reason was that, overall, the world of the story was just too grim. The author, through the main character, convinced me that the "end of the world" scenario being d ...more
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Crossroads of Freedom by James M. McPherson
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I found this book to be slightly frustrating, due to its format. Roughly half of the book was actually a summary of the events of the Civil War from April of 1861 until the fall of 1862, setting the stage for the battle of Antietam.
For students of th
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The Warmasters by David Weber
The Warmasters
by David Weber
read in January, 2017
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This is a collection of three military SF stories by three of the best in the field. Overall, though, it could have been better, as the individual books by each of these usually get a better grade than this collection deserves.
The David Weber story s
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The Greatest of Marlys by Lynda Barry
The Greatest of Marlys
by Lynda Barry
read in January, 2017
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I'm not a huge fan of Lynda Barry's, but acquired this book and read it. It felt like a series of slice-of-life episodes, some much more believable than others. I'm still not a fan of her art, but this book has helped me to appreciate Lynda Barry's w ...more
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The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett
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This is a delightful collection of Terry Pratchett strangeness. The only weakness to the collection is that it's not at all obvious who the intended audience might be. It was released by a young adult imprint, but many of the stories skew younger and ...more
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Crossing the Boundaries  French Fantasy from Bragelonne by Stephane Marsan
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This is a good, but not great, sampler of fantasy written by modern French authors. The sample from a longer work at the front of the book convinced me to search out that novel, which I finished before actually reading this collection all the way thr ...more
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A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
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While I enjoyed the various parts of this book tremendously, I am worried about the work as a whole. I have the horrible feeling that the reason that book 6 hasn't come out is that Martin has made things simply too complicated to resolve coherently.
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