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James S.A. Corey – Caliban’s War (2012) Review

Series: The Expanse, book 2 7.5/10 Not long after the events of book one, Leviathan Wakes, all hell breaks loose on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. A military standoff between the UN and Mars turns bad, but an even more worrisome event … Continue reading

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Peter Frankopan – The Silk Roads (2015) Review

“A New History of the World” Peter Frankopan is annoyed that the history lessons in the Western world focus so much on the Western world. Understandable, sure, there is only so much time for teachers to teach children history, but … Continue reading

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Jeff VanderMeer – City of Saints and Madmen (2001) Review

Genre: fantasy/new weird Series: Ambergris 1 My rating: 7.5/10 Before VanderMeer jumped into writing full novels (and became one of my favorite authors), he wrote a couple of novellas, all set in a colorful, gnarly fantasy world and surrounding the … Continue reading

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James S.A. Corey – Leviathan Wakes (2011) Review

Genre: science fiction My rating: 7.5/10 I am very late to this party, and the whole world is already reading this series or watching the TV show. So, for my first paragraph I will just regurgitate some essential facts about … Continue reading

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David D. Levine – Arabella of Mars (2016) Review

Genre: Science Fantasy Series: The Adventures of Arabella Ashby 1 Pages: 382 The year 1812. England and France are at war. Arabella Ashby has a pleasant life running through canyons on Mars. She lives there as a young lady with … Continue reading

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T.J. Bass – The Godwhale (1974) Review

T.J. Bass only ever wrote two books and this is his second and last one. Both of them are extraordinarily weird. So, Half Past Human (1971) and The Godwhale (1974) play out in a future earth where a few trillion … Continue reading

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R. Scott Bakker – The Unholy Consult (2017) Review

Genre: epic fantasy Series: Aspect-Emperor, part 4 In reviewing this novel, I accidentally wrote a novel myself. So it has come to this. The final book in the Aspect-Emperor sub-series. All storylines converge in the far north. The Ordeal marches … Continue reading

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