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Night Birds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken
"Writing a successful novel is sometimes a little like inventing a recipe for a special dish. Take a dash of Jules Verne, add essence of Charles Dickens, several pinches of Herman Melville and season with adventure. Would that it was as simple as t..." Read more of this review »
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Provenance by Ann Leckie
"After reading Ancillary Justice and now Provenance, I think Ann Leckie may be one of those authors that just doesn't click with me. Something about her writing style feels ... murky to me, like an impressionist painting. Leckie seems to be one of..." Read more of this review »
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Version Control by Dexter Palmer
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“History lives in the gap between information and the truth.”

Let me get this out of the way: Version Control – Dexter Palmer’s second novel – is BRILLIANT. Recurrent readers know that I don’t often slap on such high praise.

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The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
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I generally read up on books online before I review them, and it doesn’t happen a lot I come across a good, thorough scholarly essay that’s available online. The fact that I did find one about The Sirens Of Titan attests to Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s status ...more
Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee
"SEQUEL AS REVENANT

REVENANT GUN is the third volume in Yoon Ha Lee's THE MACHINERIES OF EMPIRE sf trilogy. It is a fitting final episode in the military space opera that began so impressively with NINEFOX GAMBIT, and continued in the less impressiv..." Read more of this review »
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Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee
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While I don’t really feel like it, I can’t but start this review with an opinion on a minor event in the blogosphere some time ago. If you have no interest in a discussion of ethics in SF, and just want my opinion on Raven Stratagem, scroll down to t ...more
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Rembrandt’s Paintings Revisited - A Complete Survey by Ernst van de Wetering
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Gateway by Frederik Pohl
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The Freudian stuff is dated and a bit goofy at times, yet Gateway remains an engaging read. That is quite an accomplishment actually, as about a third of the book are those therapy sessions. The strange part is I can’t really put my finger on wh
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The 4-Dimensional Nightmare by J.G. Ballard
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This collection of short fiction is my first exposure to James Graham Ballard. Some of the stories featured are published in other collections, and there are slightly different editions of this collection too – from 1984 onward under a different titl ...more
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