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Terry Pratchett – Monstrous Regiment (2003) Review

Also in this series: The Truth (2000) Thief of Time (2001) The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (2001) Night Watch (2002) The Wee Free Men (2003) Reading the Discworld series in sequence, you might notice Terry Pratchett’s sense of … Continue reading

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Roger Zelazny – Jack of Shadows (1971) Review

Jack of Shadows, perhaps not Zelazny’s best known work, can still be considered one of the essential Zelazny reads. Written in between his Amber novels, Jack of Shadows has the same inventiveness but is a love letter to Jack Vance … Continue reading

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20 Questions Tag

Hello everybody. I’ve been tagged by Embuhlee at Embuhleeliest to participate in the 20 Questions Tag. Thanks Embuhlee! I CAN FEEL THE PEER PRESSURE. How many books is too many books in a series? Having more than 6 books is … Continue reading

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Frank Herbert – Children of Dune (1976) Review

Previous in this series: Dune (1965) Dune Messiah (1969) Dune, the first novel of the series and a glorious achievement on its own, made the transcendence of Paul Atreides seem like a rather straightforward affair. He had the genes, the … Continue reading

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Peter Watts – The Freeze-Frame Revolution (2018) Review

So, the setup. The space ship Eriophora (named after an orb-weaving spider) travels through the galaxy building wormholes to connect solar systems in some sort of galactic highway. This trip takes millions of years. The ship has an AI with … Continue reading

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Josiah Bancroft – Arm of the Sphinx (2015) Review

Also in this series: Senlin Ascends (2013) Josiah Bancroft’s Books of Babel series has so far really been the story of Thomas Senlin. He was a sympathetic, interestingly layered person in Senlin Ascends (2013) and the sequel does an outstanding … Continue reading

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Peter Watts – Blindsight (2006) Review

9.5/10 Time for a reread of Peter Watts’ Blindsight. Ever since I discovered this novel a few years ago and rushed through it at a feverish pace within hours, I’ve had a fascination for it. Dense, mind-boggling, cutting-edge, horrifyingly bleak, … Continue reading

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