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Joel Martinsen, Cixin Liu
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reviewed: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
What an unexpected pleasure! I actually listened to Thomas Judd's audiobook performance of this one instead of reading it; I'...
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street - Natasha Pulley
reviewed: The Goblin Emperor
I probably could give this book three stars; I wavered a bit. The book was reasonably enjoyable overall, I suppose, but it wa...
The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison
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reviewed: Aurora
This book...let's just say I have a lengthy review to write at some point, but for now, I'll condense my mixed feelings as be...
Aurora - Kim Stanley Robinson
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October 2015
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reviewed: Coalescent
I'd actually like to give this one 3.5 stars, at least until I read the sequel. It was a decent enough book, a compelling rea...
Coalescent - Stephen Baxter
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reviewed: The Android's Dream
I listened to Will Wheaton's audiobook performance of this one, rather than reading it, and I'd recommend it mainly as pleasa...
The Android's Dream - John Scalzi
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reviewed: The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015 Edition
This was't my favorite edition; last year's was much better. The overall aesthetic is somewhat odd...maybe "petty" and "callo...
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015 Edition - Rich Horton
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June 2015
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reviewed: The Martian
The Martian is a good book. period. It's a quick read, and it's hard to put down; the epistolary format works well for moving...
The Martian - Andy Weir
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reviewed: The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
I actually didn't finish this one- I wish there were an option for "set aside for now"- because it reminded me too much of th...
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature - Steven Pinker
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reviewed: The Dishonesty of Dreams
This is a beautiful collection, strange and powerful. Odasso's poetry uses the language of myth and story to address themes o...
The Dishonesty of Dreams - A.J. Odasso
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December 2014
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reviewed: The Mad God's Amulet (The History of the Runestaff, Vol 2)
The more I read of Moorcock, the more I realize how silly those theories about talent and innate genius really are. Some of M...
The Mad God's Amulet (The History of the Runestaff, Vol 2) - Michael Moorcock
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reviewed: Von Bek (The Tale of the Eternal Champion)
The five stars is for the first book, The War Hound and the World's Pain. I was less impressed with The City in the Autumn St...
Von Bek (The Tale of the Eternal Champion) - Michael Moorcock
reviewed: Black Zodiac
It's possible that I'll come back to this one with five stars later; I've had to speed-read it for a class, which does no boo...
Black Zodiac - Charles Wright
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reviewed: Versed
Now this book, I like.It took four read-throughs for me to really find my way into Rae Armantrout's collection. At first I me...
Versed - Rae Armantrout
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reviewed: Life on Mars
One of those books you desperately wish you'd written yourself...beautiful.
Life on Mars - Tracy K. Smith
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November 2014
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reviewed: Stag's Leap: Poems
(I've read this collection quickly as an assignment for a class, so I reserve the right to revise my assessment at some point...
Stag's Leap: Poems - Sharon Olds
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