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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
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You'll probably love this book. Seems like most people do.

There are many great things about Pachinko, but I ultimately felt it was too long and spread across too many characters. After awhile, I found it difficult to care deeply about any one person
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Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
" I've heard good things about Sturgeon, but Heinlein has had more than a few accusations of misogyny thrown at him. But oh well, it just so happens tha ...more "
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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
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A train-wreck of impossible coincidences. That’s my takeaway from Illuminae.

[Summary: two teenagers lacking in personality work together without adult supervision to save a space-fleet-on-the-run from an evil corporation intent on destroying them.]

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Planetfall by Emma Newman
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I wanted to fall in love with this story, but it didn’t happen. The gaps in logic, the withholding of key information for narrative impact, the voice, the twist at the end… all of it fell flat for me.

[Summary: a rogue genius leads a group of devoted
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Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
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Babel-17 does so many things right. It’s wildly imaginative, beautifully written, and the characters are distinct people. It’s no wonder that this book won the Nebula in 1967 and was nominated for a Hugo in the same year.

The plot went in many directi
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Among Others by Jo Walton
Among Others
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Splice the endless references of Ready Player One with a Harry Potter novel on barbiturates and you've got Among Others.

I'd categorize this odd story as magical realism, though it has been more often slotted as fantasy, despite being about a Welsh gi
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The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
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Captivating and complex. There are a lot of great characters here, and Adam Johnson delves into the Hermit Kingdom like someone who knows a place intimately. If you've read any NK memoir or defector biographies, you'll know you're in the hands of an ...more
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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King of Spies by Blaine Harden
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A top nonfiction title for anyone even remotely interested in spies, political/military history, or the Korean War. Blaine Harden is a consummate writer and researcher. This book is expertly structured, with unfailing prose and heady storytelling. Ne ...more
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