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Aurora
3.72
it was amazing
It seems unfair to say too much when we are still several months out from the release of the book, but I enormously enjoyed this new novel. It feels l ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
 
The Water Knife
3.83
it was amazing
You will all be unsurprised to hear that Paolo Bacigalupi's Water Knife is very, very good and contains very few chuckles. It's the dark apocalyptic f ...more
Mar 02, 2015
Feb 17, 2015
 
New Moon (Luna #1)
3.80
it was amazing
Basically The Moon is a Very, Very Harsh Mistress, Luna: First Moon is the opening salvo in a pair of novels set on the moon in the not too distant fu ...more
Jun 07, 2015
May 10, 2015
 
Alif the Unseen
3.84
really liked it
One of the most interesting and rewarding books I've read in 2012, G. Willow Wilson's debut novel Alif the Unseen is ostensibly a contemporary young a ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
it was amazing
I have read all of Neil Gaiman's novel and this is his most personal, most complete and most accomplished novel yet.
Jan 10, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
Uprooted
4.12
it was amazing
The finest and best fairytales about witches that I have ever read were written by Terry Pratchett when writing about Esme Weatherwax and her successo ...more
Jun 16, 2015
Jun 16, 2015
 
River of Stars (Under Heaven, #2)
4.08
it was amazing
River of Stars is a follow-on of sorts to Under Heaven, though it's a better book in almost every way. A deeply moving historical fantasy, it recasts ...more
Feb 28, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
 
Wylding Hall
3.99
really liked it
A strong short novel from Elizabeth Hand that looks back at a strange event that happened during the early 1970s when a classic folk rolk band, very r ...more
May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015
 
All the Birds in the Sky
3.58
really liked it
Charlie Jane Anders' second novel is fascinating, engaging and highly entertaining. I'd need to look up the various definition, but I suspect it's gav ...more
Feb 16, 2016
Feb 16, 2016
 
The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files, #3)
4.17
really liked it
The third Laundry novel is every bit as engaging as its two predecessors, taking Bob Howard into dark and parlous adventures where only his wits can s ...more
Jun 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
The Thing Itself
3.70
it was amazing
Feb 16, 2016
Dec 30, 2015
 
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, #15)
4.19
really liked it
A solid entertaining instalment in the Vorkosigan Saga from Bujold.
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
Clariel (Abhorsen, #4)
3.78
it was amazing
More than just a prequel, Garth Nix's Clariel is a smart, beautifully written fantasy that in it's own way is as quietly subversive as any published i ...more
Dec 18, 2014
Dec 19, 2014
 
The Goblin Emperor
4.05
really liked it
The Goblin Emperor is a fine secondary world fantasy by Sarah Monette writing as Katherine Addison. It tells the compelling story of a young boy Maia, ...more
Apr 26, 2015
Apr 26, 2015
 
Pacific Edge (Three Californias Triptych, #3)
3.77
it was amazing
I love love love this book. Smart, perceptive and easily the best novel about utopias I've ever read, I recommend it without hesitation.
not set
Feb 14, 2010
 
Planesrunner
3.68
it was amazing
Absolutely top notch YA SF. One of the best books of 2011 without a doubt.
not set
Dec 01, 2011
 
The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1)
4.15
really liked it
A strong opening to an interesting epic fantasy series.
May 12, 2015
May 10, 2015
 
Lockstep
3.74
liked it
Karl Schroeder's Lockstep is an enjoyable and entertaining young adult SF thriller set in a world where suspended animation technology has been used t ...more
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
 
Harrison Squared
3.79
liked it
A solid enjoyable YA supernatural adventure filled with Lovecraftiana. If scores on GR ran to halves, this one would be 3.5/5.
Apr 29, 2015
Apr 29, 2015
 
Fables, Vol. 15: Rose Red
4.24
really liked it
Read this fifteenth instalment in the Fables set of graphic novels as part of my learning about comics/reading for the Hugos process. It collects the ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
Neptune's Brood (Freyaverse #2)
3.83
really liked it
I'm currently over half way through Charlie Stross's second "Freyaverse" novel, and loving it.
Feb 07, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
DMZ, Vol. 1: On the Ground
3.89
it was amazing
I liked pretyt much everything about this smart, gritty SF graphic story. I'll be eagerly seeking out more.
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
Thirteen Tonne Theory: Life Inside Hunters and Collectors
3.71
it was amazing
This is one of the best rock biographies/histories that I've read.
Feb 10, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
Pump Six and Other Stories
4.03
it was amazing
A truly brilliant first collection.
not set
Feb 11, 2010
 
Cracklescape (Twelve Planets book 7)
3.99
it was amazing
Four new previously unpublished stories of typical, unsurprising wondrousness from Lanagan in a delightful package from 12PP. Cracklescape includes "T ...more
May 20, 2012
May 20, 2012
 
Half the World (Shattered Sea, #2)
4.20
it was amazing
I honestly loved this sequel to HALF A KING. It had the incredible narrative drive of the first book, but had deeper characterisation, was funnier, an ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Feb 08, 2015
 
1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die
4.01
it was amazing
I bought this book on a whim when I was searching the shelves at my favorite bookshop, Planet Books in Mt Lawley. It's one informed listener's list of ...more
not set
Apr 25, 2010
 
The Deep: Here Be Dragons
3.98
liked it
Enjoyed this YA science fiction graphic novel quite a bit. The art is a bit too CGI for my tastes, but the story is quite cool. Would happily read mor ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
Throne of the Crescent Moon (The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, #1)
3.63
really liked it
Rather than re-iterate the backcover copy, I'll just that this is simply wonderful Arabic sword-and-sorcery novel and fully deserves to be in consider ...more
Feb 02, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
Full Moon City
3.22
it was ok
Frankly, FULL MOON CITY is a mediocre book rescued by a two or three excellent stories. Holly Black's tale is worth the price of admisssion, and Gene ...more
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
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