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Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
3.81
liked it
I started reading this with no idea what it was about, simply excited about another installment in the Vorkosigan Saga. I was disoriented through the ...more
Jan 24, 2016
Jan 17, 2016
 
New Moon (Oran, #1)
3.94
really liked it
I read, and loved, the last book in this trilogy years ago. I was unable to find the first two in those days before Amazon made all books accessible a ...more
Aug 28, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
The Protocols of Uma (The Journeyers' Tale #1)
4.15
really liked it
A group of space explorers, styled Journeyers, return to their home world, weary from the pressure of their ongoing mission to find a new habitable pl ...more
Aug 04, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families: How to Bring Out the Best in Your KIDS and Your SELF
4.08
did not like it
There is nothing new in this book, not even in the packaging of the advice, and it reeks of privilege.
Jan 2018
Dec 31, 2017
 
Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches, #1)
3.59
liked it
The five star rating system gets a little complicated for me, with 3 stars being assigned to so many books I read, that I occasionally feel like a lit ...more
Dec 2015
Nov 03, 2015
 
The Sunless Countries (Virga, #4)
4.02
liked it
The Sunless Countries is not as engaging as the three previous books in this series, set in a created haven for humanity, a balloon world called Virga ...more
Jan 09, 2010
Dec 10, 2009
 
Bane of the Dead (Seraphim Revival, #1)
4.13
liked it
This is a fast-paced story about giant fighting space robots. It would have benefited from a more straightforward explanation of the setting and chara ...more
Jul 25, 2016
Jul 19, 2016
 
City of Stairs (The Divine Cities, #1)
4.12
really liked it
A religious historian, researching the fallen pantheon of a subjugated city, is murdered. The investigator finds herself embroiled in a much more comp ...more
Jan 03, 2016
Aug 23, 2015
 
Uprooted
4.11
it was amazing
Without going into much detail and spoiling the way this story unfolds, I highly recommend this book, especially to anyone who enjoys Slavic style fai ...more
Dec 14, 2015
Apr 29, 2015
 
Blinding Sky (The Journeyers' Tale #2)
4.44
really liked it
Blinding Sky resumes the story of the Journeyers begun in The Protocols of Uma. Unexpected information comes to light regarding the Hek, the feared en ...more
Dec 07, 2015
Dec 18, 2015
 
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
3.70
did not like it
The Yiddish Policeman's Union is an alternate history mystery noir, if I am getting my genre terms right. I am not sure why this novel won a Hugo; the ...more
Jan 15, 2010
Dec 10, 2009
 
The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland — For a Little While (Fairyland, #0.5)
3.89
liked it
A prettily written short story from Valente's Fairyland setting. Her prose is as beautifully lyrical as always, but there is more show than substance. ...more
Jan 13, 2016
Dec 29, 2015
 
Lines of Departure (Frontlines, #2)
4.09
liked it
This is definitely a better book than the first in the series. The pace, still a little off, is greatly improved. The character development picks up a ...more
Jan 13, 2016
Apr 07, 2015
 
Rainbows End
3.76
it was ok
Rainbows End is set in the near future where society is at (or possibly past) the tipping point for technological singularity. Robert Gu, the central ...more
Dec 21, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
 
A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)
4.13
really liked it
In A Fire Upon The Deep, Vinge designs a "zoned" galaxy in which there is a limit on technological advancement based on location within the galaxy. An ...more
Dec 25, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
 
Angles of Attack (Frontlines, #3)
4.09
liked it
The writing in this series continues to improve with each installment. The action scenes have been good all along, but character development and inter ...more
Jan 18, 2016
Jan 14, 2016
 
Measures of Absolution (Frontlines, #2.2)
3.87
it was ok
Eh. This novella was a mess, but if I assume Jackson was suffering from post-Detroit shell-shock, I can accept it. The issue I think I have here is th ...more
Jan 14, 2016
Jan 15, 2016
 
Blackout (All Clear, #1)
3.83
it was amazing
Blackout, the first half of Connie Willis's latest book about time-traveling historians, introduces three Oxford historians studying World War II. Mer ...more
Nov 10, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
4.31
really liked it
I will give this four stars for being well-written with great world building, but it is so dark I am not sure I will be able to read the next book in ...more
Feb 20, 2016
Feb 20, 2016
 
All Clear (All Clear, #2)
4.06
it was amazing
All Clear, the second half of Connie Willis's latest book about time-traveling historians, picks up where Black Out left off. It teeters between optim ...more
Nov 17, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax, #1)
3.78
liked it
This book was both more enjoyable and more annoying than I expected it to be. On the annoying side, one of the few violent scenes in the book was more ...more
Jan 21, 2010
Dec 10, 2009
 
Odd and the Frost Giants
3.96
it was amazing
Odd and the Frost Giants is a charming little novel (the cover calls it a novel and so shall I) written by Gaiman for World Book Day in 2008. Odd is a ...more
Dec 26, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
 
Miracle and Other Christmas Stories: Stories
3.89
liked it
This is an enjoyable collection of short stories by Connie Willis all set during the Christmas season. My three favorites were "Inn," a vignette that ...more
Dec 15, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
 
Calculating God
3.84
did not like it
This book was a white hot mess. This is the third Sawyer novel I've read, and I have come to notice that he uses his fiction as a soapbox for his pet ...more
Apr 24, 2010
Dec 10, 2009
 
Zoo City
3.64
it was ok
"All it takes is one Afghan warlord to show up with a penguin in a bullet proof vest and everything science and religion thought they knew goes right ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Nov 02, 2011
 
A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought, #2)
4.32
liked it
A Deepness in the Sky, prequel to A Fire Upon the Deep, is set almost entirely on or in orbit around the sole planet of a mysterious star that burns f ...more
Feb 06, 2010
Dec 10, 2009
 
CryoBurn (Vorkosigan Saga, #14)
4.05
really liked it
Miles is sent to the planet Kibou-daini to investigate a shrewd businesswoman's hunch of shady dealings among one of the planet's cryo-corporations pl ...more
Nov 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
The Vor Game (Vorkosigan Saga, #6)
4.28
really liked it
Miles Vorkosigan becomes more and more fun as this series continues. The end of The Warrior's Apprentice found him entering the Service Academy and Th ...more
Apr 19, 2010
Dec 10, 2009
 
Anathem
4.18
it was amazing
When I was a kid and first read From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, I wanted to run away from home and live in a museum. When I was ...more
May 09, 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
The Algebraist
4.00
liked it
The quote on the cover by Ken MacLeod reads "The Algebraist is a wide-screen baroque space opera set in a galactic milieu of more than Byzantine compl ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Dec 10, 2009
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