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Los Nefilim (#1-3)
4.47
Los Nefilim is the series title for three linked and chronologically sequential novellas by my friend and fellow author, Teresa Frohock. The three ind ...more
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Oct 01, 2016
 
Dragonfly Song
4.13
Sometimes you read a book that bowls you over — for me, Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr (author of Nim’s Island among many other titles) is definitely one ...more
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Oct 01, 2016
 
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #1)
4.01
"The Three-Body Problem" comes with very good credentials, winning the Chinese Science Fiction Galaxy Award in 2006, being nominated for the Nebula Aw ...more
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Nov 21, 2016
 
Zero World
3.81
The short version is that I really enjoyed "Zero World."

Here, for the slightly longer version, is why. "Zero World" is what I would call a SF thriller
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Dec 03, 2016
Nov 11, 2016
 
The Way of Kings, Part 1 (The Stormlight Archive #1, Part 1 of 2)
4.67
"The Way of Kings" won Brandon Sanderson the Gemmell Legend Award (for the best heroic fantasy novel)earlier this year, so I sat down to read it with ...more
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Dec 14, 2011
 
An Officer and a Spy
4.14
I’ve finished and am happy to say that’s it’s a top-notch read from “go” to “whoa.” To recap, the book is a fictionalised account of true events, the ...more
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Feb 18, 2015
 
Spook Country (Blue Ant, #2)
3.67
I loved it. I am a long time William Gibson fan, ever since I read Mona Lisa Overdrive way back when, couldn’t put it down, and then went back and rea ...more
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Mar 22, 2015
 
The Little Friend
3.44
Donna Tarrt is a significant name amongst American writers. Recently, she won the Pulitzer Prize for The Goldfinch (2013) and the novel I have just re ...more
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Feb 18, 2015
 
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
3.97
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie was definitely the SFF book everyone was talking about last year and when it came to awards I think it was shortlisted ...more
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Mar 22, 2015
 
Among Others
3.68
I’ve just finished reading Jo Walton’s "Among Others"—and it was “brill.”

"Among Others" is about Mori (Morwenna) Phelps, who sees fairies and was lame
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Feb 18, 2015
 
Life After Life (Todd Family, #1)
3.74
You know those times when you finish a book and think: “I’m not sure I know what that was about, really…”

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson is one of th
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Mar 18, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
 
Hild
3.78
Hild is an historical novel, a fictionalised account of the early life of the woman who subsequently became known as St Hilda. Although little is know ...more
Oct 29, 2014
Feb 18, 2015
 
Ghostwritten
4.06
The novel comprises a series of ten interlocking sequences, told from the points of view of ten distinct characters. As the reader, one gradually beco ...more
Feb 14, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
Surface Detail (Culture #9)
4.22
Now I was probably always going to enjoy this book, because I am a longtime fan of the Culture ‘verse, ever since I read "Consider Phlebus"—which may ...more
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Jan 13, 2012
 
The Outcast
3.60
A friend loaned me The Outcast from her bookshelf because I said I felt like a break from SFF (Which I do read a lot if, it being "my" genre, so to sp ...more
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Nov 11, 2016
 
Magpie Murders
3.97
Magpie Murders is a whodunnit, very much in the style of the classic crime writers such as Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh. It’s even set in a 1950s E ...more
Nov 11, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
 
The Lieutenant
3.64
You may have noticed from my 'library' of listed books (so far--there are many more titles therein, but I thought I'd mainly focus on SFF initially, a ...more
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Dec 14, 2011
 
Mortal Fire
3.77
From the outset, I was intrigued by and drawn into this story. I love the character of Canny (the central protagonist) and the world building. I parti ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Feb 18, 2015
 
The Way of Kings, Part 2 (The Stormlight Archive #1, Part 2 of 2)
4.78
"The Way of Kings" won Brandon Sanderson the Gemmell Legend Award (for the best heroic fantasy novel)earlier this year, so I sat down to read it with ...more
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Dec 14, 2011
 
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
4.18
I may be a little late to the party here, because Moon Called did first come out in 2006, but I loved it. Mercy is such a smart, feisty and good-heart ...more
May 25, 2011
Mar 22, 2015
 
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
4.14
I really liked this book.

I’m not sure I can say that I really loved this book, because it’s post-apocalyptic near-future science fiction and Octavia B
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Aug 24, 2016
 
The Year of Falling
4.23
I really enjoyed "The year of falling."

Truth to tell, I suspected I might, simply because I always ‘heart’ Janis Freegard’s poetry and loved her short
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Oct 01, 2016
 
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)
3.74
Do I love it as much as I loved The Windup Girl? Not quite—but I still like it a lot. Both books are dystopian science fiction set in a medium-future ...more
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Dec 14, 2011
 
Commonwealth
3.83
"Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett is one of my favourite books — it took me by surprise when I first read it and I absolutely loved it from about, oh, page ...more
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Nov 11, 2016
 
The Quantum Thief (Jean le Flambeur, #1)
3.84
I really enjoyed this book — it’s not only definitely space opera, but a richly baroque variant distinguished by the sheer imagination of the world bu ...more
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Jan 02, 2012
 
The Dragon Keeper (Rain Wild Chronicles, #1)
3.93
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Dec 14, 2011
 
New Moon (Oran, #1)
3.94
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Dec 14, 2011
 
Beldan's Fire (Oran, #3)
3.96
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Dec 14, 2011
 
Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy, #3)
4.18
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Dec 14, 2011
 
Enchantment
3.89
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Dec 14, 2011
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