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Kaleidoscope by Alisa Krasnostein
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Different young voices surprisingly not huge turnoff; so naturally diverse. Some should be full novel!

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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Comments in <20 words: Protagonist butler-ing too literary, verbose. Ultimately Man Booker winners still incompatible.
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Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
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Comments in <20 words: Cloning social issues presented as inherent "not-individual", "not-quite-human" consequences; unconvinced. Modern hindsight in mind.
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Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
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Comments in <20 words: Diverse, likeable cast in fast-paced thriller; not super intricate plot but definite page-turner. Sequel on radar.
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The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
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Comments in <20 words: Extra logical detective story because Robots; Solaria introvert paradise. If only no illogical ending and outdated genders.
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Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
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Comments in <20 words: 25-year-old scifi not too far-fetched; politics of genetic engineering all donkey livers. Focus shift from Leisha better.
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Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
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Comments in <20 words: Follow-up to 12th expedition promising start, fizzled, then border-line improved. Weak on its own; decent addition to trilogy.
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
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Comments in <20 words: Diary of 1980s (different Royal Wedding!), surprisingly well-read (colour TV novelty!), hormonal teen boy. Inappropriateness ensues.
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Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
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Comments in <20 words: Longer short stories really characters intro, big love story. Less lore and action on field, similar action in bed.
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Fay Weldon
“A brave little woman,’ said the vicar. ‘So many of our women are now left alone.’ And so they were. Those who in peacetime were expected to need male protection, in wartime were assumed to be able to manage perfectly well. And so they did.”
Fay Weldon, Praxis
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Fay Weldon
“Of course men can’t know you when you’re unclean,’ said Hilda. ‘It says so in the Bible. That’s why it’s called the curse. It’s God’s punishment.’

‘For what?’

‘Giving Adam the apple, I suppose.’

‘He didn’t have to eat it.’

‘Yes he did. If someone offers you food, it’s only manners to take it. Why are you always so argumentative?”
Fay Weldon, Praxis

Mur Lafferty
“If vampires were so passionate and depicted as sexy beasts because they fed on life force, why were zombies not depicted as the scholars of the coterie world?”
Mur Lafferty, The Shambling Guide to New York City

Margaret Atwood
“I saw a number of Adult pictures long before I was an adult, but no one ever questioned my age. I was quite fat by this time and all fat women look the same, they all look forty-two. Also, fat women are not more noticeable than thin women; they’re less noticeable, because people find them distressing and look away. To the ushers and the ticket sellers I must’ve appeared as a huge featureless blur. If I’d ever robbed a bank no witness would have been able to describe me accurately.”
Margaret Atwood, Lady Oracle

Emma Viskic
“Spoken names should be banned. Rose looked like Ross, Matt looked like Pat, Ian looked like nothing at all. Everyone should have a sign name.”
Emma Viskic, Resurrection Bay

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