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Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
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Both of the first books in the Ender and Shadow series start off in Card's version of Lord of the Flies for geniuses. That sort of setting is ripe for creating interesting character dynamics. When the child geniuses are placed elsewhere in the world, ...more
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Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
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A solid companion to Ender's Game, providing a refreshingly different perspective on its events without undermining them.
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The Angel of Death by Paul Doherty
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The concept of a medieval detective solving historically inspired crimes is certainly an appealing one. This setting is bound to provoke mental comparisons to Sherlock Holmes among readers; somewhat unfortunately, since the brilliant larger-than-life ...more
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The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
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The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
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The 2nd Hyperion novel begins where the first one left off: failing to deliver on the suspense & mystery it built up and bungling its pacing with convoluted and unappealing plot twists.
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Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein
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Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan
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Apparently this is the last of the Takeshi Kovacs novels, and my general feeling is "good riddance". Woken Furies improves a bit on the previous entry, but neither is anywhere near the debut, Altered Carbon. It ratchets up the social commentary (prob ...more
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Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan
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Ugh, what a downturn for this series. After finding success with hardboiled cybernoir, it returns as a more science-fictiony Tom Clancy novel with the addition of awkwardly pornographic sex scenes and a bewildering last-second plot twist.
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Snuff by Terry Pratchett
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
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