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Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag, #1)
3.96
liked it
This book is a richly worded scifi/fantasy novel that develops several intricate plots but resolves most of them too quickly and easily. The world, a ...more
Dec 05, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
 
Balance (The Divine, #1)
3.76
did not like it
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:
blood: 2
boobs: 0
bombs: 2
bondage: 0
blasphemy: 1

This book has a great premise, but I was only able to get 40% of the way through the
...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
 
The First Days (As the World Dies, #1)
3.78
it was ok
I bought the trilogy based on recommendations I found on another forum. I made it 64% of the way through before giving up. It really wants to be a gre ...more
May 31, 2010
Jun 01, 2010
 
Accelerando (Singularity)
3.88
it was amazing
This book is fantastic hard SciFi in the emergent post-human genre. From what I can gather, this book has done for post-humanism what Neuromancer did ...more
Jul 25, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
 
Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road
4.08
it was amazing
This was a fantastic read, but I don't know if it will go down in the annals of history as a great book. I'm a LONGtime Rush fan, which was the origin ...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
 
Thirteen
3.87
it was amazing
Genre: scifi / cyberpunk
Brainycat's 5 'B's:
boobs: 4 // blood 4 // bombs 2 // bondage 1 // blasphemy 4
Currently listening to: Alien Vampires: Harshlize
...more
Dec 24, 2010
Dec 18, 2010
 
Woken Furies (Takeshi Kovacs, #3)
4.10
it was amazing
Altered Carbon
Broken Angels

The third and final installment in the Takeshi Kovacs trilogy Woken Furies was a bittersweet read for me. On the one hand,
...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 21, 2010
 
Grants Pass
3.77
it was amazing

keywords: horror, post-apocalyptic, bioterrorism, plague, anthology
brainycat's "5 Best B"s (on a scale of one to five):
boobs: 1 / blood 3 / bombs 2 /

...more
Dec 09, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
 
Dark Faith
3.95
it was amazing
I'm a big fan of Apex Publishers, and this collection of short stories and poetry did not disappoint. I cannot recommend it highly enough to fans of h ...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
 
The Girl with All the Gifts
3.93
it was amazing
Brainycat's 5 "B"s :
blood: 4
boobs: 1
bombs: 5
bondage: 3
blasphemy: 4
Stars : ALL OF THEM!
Bechdel Test : PASS
Deggan's Rule : FAIL
Gay Bechdel Test : F
...more
Jan 17, 2015
Jan 18, 2015
 
Anecdotes in Ashes
3.87
really liked it
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:
blood: 4
boobs: 1
bombs: 0
bondage: 1
blasphemy: 3
Bechdel Test: FAIL
Deggan's Rule: FAIL
Gay Bechdel Test: FAIL

A very short collection
...more
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
 
When You Were Pixels (Syntax #0.1)
4.14
it was amazing
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:
blood: 1
boobs: 4
bombs: 1
bondage: 3
blasphemy: 0
Bechdel Test: FAIL
Deggan's Rule: FAIL
Gay Bechdel Test: PASS
* note that 'boobs' coll
...more
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
it was ok
Brainycat's 5 B's (1-5, 5 highest):
boobs: 1
blood: 3
bombs: 2
bondage: 1
blasphemy: 1

I agree with everything Maciek says about this book, but I'm going to
...more
Jan 07, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
 
Dark Citadel (Masters of the Shadowlands, #2)
4.24
really liked it
I don't know why I took so long to finish this book. I think a lot of my reticence was a desire to savor it; there's only a few books in this series.

I
...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
 
Bone Song (Tristopolis, #1)
3.60
liked it
Bone song is filed under "urban fantasy", but I'd put it under gothic dieselpunk. It takes place in a couple of different urban environs, both of whic ...more
Sep 27, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
 
The Girl Next Door
3.95
it was amazing
This book should be required highschool reading. Forget Knowle's A Separate Peace and Golding's Lord of the Flies. This is the book to read if you wan ...more
Jul 14, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
 
The Cannibal Within
3.25
it was amazing
This book is 67 ereader screens full of pure win. An intensely allegorical story, it seamlessly blends christian apocrypha and thelemic laws. Using ou ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
 
The Peripheral
3.94
it was ok
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:
blood: 2
boobs: 0
bombs: 0
bondage: 0
blasphemy: 0
Bechdel Test: FAIL
Deggan's Rule: FAIL
Gay Bechdel Test: FAIL

Please note: I don't rev
...more
Nov 30, 2014
Dec 12, 2014
 
Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)
3.72
it was amazing
This is an excellent treatment of the pulp scifi genre. I especially like the way it embraces pulp without being self-referential. Breaking the story ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
 
Good Omens
4.25
liked it
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:
blood: 1
boobs: 2
bombs: 0
bondage: 1
blasphemy: 3
Bechdel Test: FAIL
Deggan's Rule: FAIL
Gay Bechdel Test: FAIL

Please note: I don't rev
...more
Jan 10, 2015
not set
Jan 16, 2015
 
Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
3.78
it was amazing
This anthology is put together by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel. Sadly, I cannot recall reading any of their work but I shall endeavor to remedy ...more
Jul 17, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
 
Kings of the Dead
3.81
liked it
This book is written as a journal spanning about 3 detailed years followed by a long, drawn out denouement that covers another 6 years after a zombie ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
Unwelcome Bodies
4.04
it was amazing

Jennifer Pelland's first short story anthology Unwelcome Bodies from Apex Publishing contains only eleven stories, but they are all winners and would

...more
Sep 30, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
 
Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1)
4.04
it was ok
Brainycat's 5 B's

boobs:2 // blood:2 // bombs:1 // bondage:3 // blasphemy:1

For a story about a sacred prostitute, blessed by the god of vengeance and r
...more
Jan 04, 2011
Dec 07, 2010
 
The Colonel (Firefall, #1.5)
3.85
really liked it
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:
blood: 3
boobs: 0
bombs: 2
bondage: 0
blasphemy: 1
Bechdel Test: FAIL
Deggan's Rule: FAIL
Gay Bechdel Test: FAIL

Please note: I don't rev
...more
Nov 28, 2014
Dec 12, 2014
 
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
4.10
it was amazing
Altered Carbon is about a convict named Takeshi Kovacs who is released early from a several decades long sentence of personality cold storage. He find ...more
Jun 12, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
The Grendel Affair (SPI Files #1)
3.73
liked it
Brainycat's 5 "B"s :
blood: 4
boobs: 2
bombs: 4
bondage: 1
blasphemy: 2
Stars : 3.5
Bechdel Test : PASS
Deggan's Rule : FAIL
Gay Bechdel Test : FAIL

Full r
...more
Mar 08, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
 
The Martian
4.39
liked it
Brainycat's 5 "B"s :
blood: 1
boobs: 0
bombs: 0
bondage: 0
blasphemy: 0
Stars : 3 (which is 1.86 in Martian gravity)
Bechdel Test : FAIL
Deggan's Rule : F
...more
Jan 30, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
 
Altered States: a cyberpunk sci-fi anthology
3.71
liked it
Brainycat's 5 "B"s :
blood: 4
boobs: 2
bombs: 4
bondage: 1
blasphemy: 3
Stars : 3.5
Bechdel Test : PASS
Deggan's Rule : PASS (with a non-literal interpret
...more
Jan 26, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
 
Broken Angels (Takeshi Kovacs, #2)
4.00
it was amazing
Richard K Morgan's first book, Altered Carbon introduced us to Takeshi Kovacs, a bitter cynic with a heart of gold and the best psychosocial training ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Sep 21, 2010
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