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Marlon James – Moon Witch, Spider King (2022) Review

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019) offered an eclectic mix of high epic fantasy, African mythology, oral storytelling styles, non-chronological and unreliable games of narration, the violence and eroticism of James’s earlier Jamaica-focused work and above all a very confronting, visceral … Continue reading

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Review: The Hair-Carpet Weavers (1995) by Andreas Eschbach

8.5/10 Follow us to a little village on a faraway planet somewhere among the distant stars. In this village, the profession of hair-carpet weavers is part of an honoured tradition and an essential link in the local economy. Carpet weavers, … Continue reading

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In Plain Sight: An Investigation into UFOs and Impossible Science, by Ross Coulthart (review)

First, A Brief Dive Into the UFO rabbit hole  Before I talk about the book, I will give a story on my own short excursion into the topic. Interest in UFOs has exploded lately and I briefly joined the ride. … Continue reading

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Review: The Man in the High Castle (1962) by Philip K. Dick

7/10 If you are doubting whether to read this novel, then you’ve probably already come across multiple descriptions of its premise. It usually goes like this: “In this alternate history book, the Allies have lost the war. America is divided … Continue reading

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Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1963) by Walter Tevis

8.5/10 Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien. He just arrived on Earth, all alone, on a desperate mission to save the last of his dying people. For that, he needs to amass a fortune on Earth to build a spaceship … Continue reading

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Review: Martha Wells – All Systems Red (2017)

8/10 The Murderbot Diaries #1 The story of murderbot is the story of alienation. Alienation in the sense of an emotional disconnect that many people feel from the rest of society, often starting in early adulthood, causing some to lose … Continue reading

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Review: Terry Pratchett – Going Postal (2004)

7.5/10 I have to admire Pratchett for his continuous innovation in the Discworld series. After more than 30 books and two decades of writing, he still had the imagination to construct new novel sequences with new groups of characters. I … Continue reading

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Review: Kazuo Ishiguro – Klara and the Sun (2021)

8/10 Klara is a robot, an Artificial Friend (AF) whose purpose in life is to be bought to become a companion for lonely children from wealthy families. The story starts in the store where Klara stands around – sometimes in … Continue reading

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Review: Steven Erikson – Deadhouse Gates (2000)

9/10 If you seek the crumbled bonesOf the T’lan Imass,Gather into one handThe sands of Raraku Deadhouse Gates both isn’t and is a sequel to the first Malazan Book, Gardens of the Moon. Reading the Malazan books is a bit … Continue reading

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Review: Philip K. Dick – Martian Time-Slip (1964)

7.5/10 I bought this book because I like the title. Isn’t it mysterious? (And I’m a big fan of PKD) So, what is going on on Mars? Isolated homesteaders are eking out a living on the dusty plains of the … Continue reading

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