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The "Wonderful" Wizard of Futhermucking Oz by Matt Youngmark
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The first couple of pages seemed like the right kind of humor for me.

Unfortunately the story seemed to be on rails pretty hard. The main character talks a good game about finding places to diverge from the original Wizard Of Oz storyline, but she nev
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Penric's Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold
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This was good!

Mostly my thought about this book is: I read #5 in this series several months ago, but this book (#3) was released two weeks ago. How did she only release #3 now? Did she renumber the ordering on the books in my library without telling
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Forging Hephaestus by Drew  Hayes
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In theory this is a superhero story, but we spend most of the Kindle preview learning about the main character's mentor's deliberately-boring retirement, living in a suburb and working at a software company. This book got good reviews, so maybe it ge ...more
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A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron
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It felt like people spent too much time talking.

Julius: (nice)!
Not Julius: But (mean)!
Julius: No! (nice)!
Not Julius: Actually, (mean)!
Julius: You really should consider (nice)!
Not Julius: Well, (mean)!
Julius: But (nice)!
Not Julius: Oh. Okay, we'll tr
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Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
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This claims to be science fiction, but you will find no science here. I haven't played Warhammer 40K but I suspect the similarity is very strong.

This book features space marines who perform magic by adherence to a calendar with a ten-day week. In the
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The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross
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This got dark.

I mean, it was fairly dark already. But wow.
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The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst
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Still pretty good, but I think I was hoping for Daleina Fixes Everything (by finding a Theory Of How To Deal With Spirits) and that's not what this book is about.
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Waypoint Kangaroo by Curtis C. Chen
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This is a book about technology.

-- I mean, technically it's a book about a secret agent codenamed Kangaroo who has a lot of technology to play with. But Kangaroo isn't a very interesting character: his coworkers don't respect him, he spends a lot of
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The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst
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I think I wrote something earlier about how I've sworn off reading books about people who will eventually be awesome, but right now they're young and stupid and making a lot of painful mistakes. That's okay. This is a book about someone who will even ...more
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Otherlife Dreams by William D. Arand
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Everyone's stuck in a video game, except the protagonist has godlike powers for no terribly good reason.

The world here was flat. The NPCs are stupid video-game NPCs which repeat the same conversation over and over. (The protagonist's friends excepted
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