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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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Jeff VanderMeer – Borne (2017) Review

Genre: New Weird/Science Fiction/Biopunk Pages: 336 My rating: 8.5/10 Jeff Vandermeer’s new creation, or concoction, requires so much explaining that I don’t know where to start. I will try to give a brief description of what is only the setup: … Continue reading

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Dan Simmons – Olympos (2005) Review

Genre: science fiction Pages: 912 My rating: 8/10 [Some spoilers for Ilium] Ilium was great, but now it is time to get some answers. Ilium attempted to combine high science fiction concepts with both Greek mythology and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. … Continue reading

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B. Catling – The Erstwhile (2017) Review

8.5/10 These books published by Brian Catling are a strange beast. They are too weird to ever become a great success and compete with mainstream epic fantasy series, but other artists hold them in high regard and they gather high … Continue reading

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Eric Harvey – The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus (2015)

Please join me while I peruse this highly interesting booklet. We might learn some life lessons. After all, it has over 250K copies sold, even though I got it from a box of free books at the local bookstore. It … Continue reading

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