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The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
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Space opera has always relied on faster than light travel as a plot device, because without it space is just too big to get around in. Hyperdrive, warp drive, tesseracts, whatever you want to call them. But what if you build a space empire, and then ...more
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Ghostland by Colin Dickey
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Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
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The Intern's Handbook by Shane Kuhn
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I suspect that the author had a pretty good idea for a tv series, couldn't sell it, and converted his screenplay into a poorly written novel, chock full of cliches. Still, it somehow kept me reading to the end. With 3 or 4 rewrites, this might be dec ...more
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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
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Sky Island by L. Frank Baum
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A sequel to The Sea Fairies, and a much better story. Baum figured out how to write Trot - she is no longer rude, but still bold, outspoken, and honest. Button Bright shows up as well, and he is far more mature and interesting than in his early Oz ap ...more
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Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie
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A thriller, not a mystery, and Christie was not terribly good at it. In her mysteries, the main character detects, while other people drive the plot along. But that doesn't work as well in thrillers. Hilary doesn't do any detecting, and not much else ...more
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
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I'm glad I finally got around to reading this. I had no idea how funny it would be! The descriptions of Ichabod Crane and his love for the fair Katrina and her large inheritance were particularly good. Don't let the fact that this is a classic put yo ...more
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The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
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I really enjoyed this. It has the action-packed, high speed pacing of the Percy Jackson series. Kiranmala is easy to relate to, a likeable and regular kid. She is a young Indian American protagonist who finds her strength and comes to terms with her ...more
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