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Some Kind of Magic by R. Cooper
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This is technically one of the worst books I've read in its entirety. The pacing is completely off: infodumps and flashbacks abound. There's a particularly egregious extended flashback towards the end of the book that both disrupts the narrative flow ...more
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No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin
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The essays I liked, I liked a lot--the ones on literature and fandom; on feminism and politics and science and imagination; a few of the cat stories. Le Guin's prose is always beautiful and her thinking wonderfully lucid.

But there were about three ti
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Jain and 11 other people liked ambyr's review of Station Eleven:
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
"This is a really difficult book for me to rate, because on the one hand I loved the writing and the deft characterization and the elegiac-yet-hopeful mood, and on the other hand I found the worldbuilding around technology (or lack thereof) so wild..." Read more of this review »
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The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y.  Yang
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3.5 stars

This novella starts out so well. I loved the worldbuilding and several of the characters and enjoyed the writing style, and I really wanted to see the resolution to all of the emotional and sociopolitical buildup.

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The Proposal by Mary Balogh
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My impression is that Balogh dashed this novel off very quickly and/or the editing was a rush job. There's a lot of unnecessary repetition: she shows numerous scenes from both the hero's and heroine's POVs, and she also has a tendency to tell somethi ...more
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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Shannon Hale
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Fun, cute, heartwarming: just what you'd expect from a Squirrel Girl novel. I didn't enjoy this as much as what I've read of the current Ryan North comics, partly because, all things being equal, I'm more interested in the adventures of a college stu ...more
The Covert Captain by Jeannelle M. Ferreira
"I tend not to read a lot of f/f fiction because I am much pickier about it than a lot of other genres -- so when I say that I really enjoyed this Regency romance, I mean that it is really, really good.

I'm always up for a good cross-dressing story,..." Read more of this review »
The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture by Senate Select Committee on ...
"The publisher is offering the ebook FREE for a week in light of Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA. More details here: https://www.mhpbooks.com/were-giving-... (Warning at the link for an excerpt with detailed description of torture..." Read more of this review »
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All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
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For better or worse, I'm not the sort of person who typically gets upset about animal harm in my fiction. It can cross the line into gratuitousness for me, but if the animal harm is plot relevant, then it may sadden me, but it generally won't be a de ...more
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