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Orion Surfacing
4.28
really liked it
I James Forrest doesn't disappoint; the science was rock hard, the characters were interesting, and the plot went places I did not expect. The answers ...more
Jul 17, 2016
Jul 17, 2016
 
The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming: Book One: Theory
4.59
it was amazing
First off, let me say that if you're looking for a typical first-attempt-of-the-author book, this ain't it. I was constantly surprised, pleasantly, wi ...more
Feb 20, 2019
Jul 26, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
 
The Forgotten Gemstone
4.08
really liked it
One of my pet peeves is when a story is dumbed down, a nasty issue that is more and more common. This book was the opposite of that- the story is bewi ...more
not set
Jun 27, 2016
 
The Other Castle
4.50
it was amazing
I read and thoroughly enjoyed the first installment in this series (The Forgotten Gemstone) and rather liked it. This one made it difficult to believe ...more
Sep 24, 2017
Sep 24, 2017
Sep 24, 2017
 
Q-16 and the Lord of the Unfinished Tower (Q-16, #2)
4.50
really liked it
I just finished Q-16 and the Lord of the Unfinished Tower. I was trying to finish it prior to attending a science fiction convention and couldn’t quit ...more
Jul 14, 2018
Jul 15, 2018
 
Time's Tempest (The Chronicles of Xannia, #1)
4.59
really liked it
This was a good read... Moores manages to put forth a truly alien world with a unique culture that works without any hitches... I was fooled a couple ...more
Aug 18, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
 
Terror Assaulter (O.M.W.O.T.)
3.84
liked it
This is crazy. Whatever lines you figure aren't gonna get crossed, forget about them. The 'terror assaulter' OMWOT is at least as much of a public men ...more
Nov 28, 2016
Dec 03, 2016
 
Tales of Girls and Gadgets  (Brave New Girls, #1)
4.29
really liked it
A good, solid anthology; there wasn't a single story (there were 18 in there!) that I didn't enjoy. Despite having a very specific niche, the main cha ...more
Jan 18, 2017
Jan 18, 2017
 
Q-16 and the Eye to All Worlds
4.55
really liked it
Pretty remarkable this is the author's first book, actually. Starts off a bit slow, but Jankiewicz pulls off a style that reminds me of C.S. Lewis cro ...more
May 29, 2017
May 29, 2017
 
Half an Ogre
4.00
really liked it
Probably my best book to date, and definitely my largest (and thus, the best deal!). The title character is an eight foot orphan farmhand named Sapphi ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2018
 
Shiv
4.00
really liked it
This is my first fantasy novel, about the titular character, 'Shiv' Kobodan, a travelling one-man-show who has a morbid fascination with knives. First ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2018
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.24
it was amazing
I have to say I'm pretty critical of books about the apocalypse, in that it's one of those subjects I am most interested in, and most authors of such ...more
Mar 17, 2017
Mar 17, 2017
 
Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience)
3.90
really liked it
I'm pretty sure I said this of one of his other books, but in the best possible way, Ira Nayman is insane. The basic idea of an infinite number of uni ...more
Aug 13, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
 
Invasion: Earth (Chuck, Yu, and Farley)
4.00
really liked it
This was awesome. I enjoyed it from beginning to end- the characters were fun, the plot was fresh, and Samms didn't reveal everything until near the e ...more
Jun 26, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
 
Detective Docherty and the Sorcerer's Game
4.50
it was amazing
Personally, I'm calling this the best one of the series. It turned a little darker than the earlier books have gone (which I like), and the character ...more
not set
Nov 25, 2019
 
Depends on the Strength of the Yes
4.00
really liked it
This is my first pure science fiction novel. It's set about 50 years in the future, in a world where all of the conspiracy theories are true (although ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2018
 
Chronicles of the Lensmen, Volume 1: Triplanetary / First Lensman / Galactic Patrol
3.95
really liked it
A remarkable book. Despite being written in the 40's and 50's, it is still a great story. Forgiveness must be extended with a distorted view of the fu ...more
Dec 04, 2017
Dec 04, 2017
 
Pluralities, or
4.71
really liked it
I'm not sure how to describe this book, except to say that I enjoyed it, and that it reminded me of sailing (if you have never sailed by yourself, I'm ...more
Mar 25, 2020
Mar 25, 2020
 
Acceptance (Southern Reach, #3)
3.59
liked it
Well, that about wrapped up the trilogy. It was a good read in many ways, visceral, but also tended to incoherence. Especially in the third book, the ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2019
 
Detective Docherty and the Vampire's Mirror
4.33
really liked it
The reason many fantasy and science fiction mysteries do not work is that there is a temptation for the author to take the easy out with a deus ex mac ...more
Jul 08, 2017
Jul 08, 2017
 
How to Win Friends and Influence People
4.20
it was amazing
First point: I hate the title. That being said, this is an invaluable book; if there were options to do so, I would give it a sixth star. It is doubly ...more
Jan 02, 2017
Jan 02, 2017
 
A Human Number
4.50
really liked it
This was my first book, so it'll always have a special place for me. It's the same genre as the old Twilight Zone TV show (not to be confused with Twi ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2018
 
The Last Rite (Blood & Magic Book 1)
4.00
really liked it
Frankel has the power to take new steps in old genre, and this is certainly true here. Her characters are interesting, flawed, and unique, and the plo ...more
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
 
The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7)
3.96
really liked it
My son and I just finished with this one. Especially by the time we reach the dreaded Chapter Thirteen, he is on the edge of his seat rooting for the ...more
Dec 05, 2016
Dec 05, 2016
 
The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6)
4.43
really liked it
Another good installment of this series; the plot, setting and characters all move forward. In a lot of respects it reads like the third book of a tri ...more
Feb 21, 2017
Feb 21, 2017
 
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
4.76
really liked it
A great sequel to the first book, satisfyingly ups the game without being transparent about it, and interesting story arc, I want to see where Sanders ...more
Oct 14, 2017
Oct 14, 2017
 
The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)
4.56
it was amazing
Been meaning to read this one for aeons. It was worth the wait, but I shouldn't have waited. You shouldn't either. I assume you know it's about the Ho ...more
Jan 15, 2017
Jan 14, 2017
 
Elantris (Elantris, #1)
4.18
really liked it
Apparently this was Sanderson's first book (not certain of that, or where I heard it from). It's very solid, and remarkable for a first effort. Sander ...more
Feb 06, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
 
Secondhand Souls (Grim Reaper, #2)
3.94
really liked it
Read the first one ( a Dirty Job) first. This one is just as enjoyable, but I can't imagine trying to follow what's going on without getting all the b ...more
Jan 10, 2017
Jan 10, 2017
 
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
4.25
liked it
This was pretty good; seems Ms. Rowling is caught halfway between her kids' book roots and an adult story here, not sure which audience she was target ...more
Dec 04, 2016
Dec 04, 2016
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