Tag Archives: Books

Michael Chabon – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (2007) Review

Genre: science fiction, alternate history Rating: 9/10 Michael Chabon is generally seen as a mainstream author who is not afraid to dip his toes into genre fiction now and then. His masterwork The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay flirted … Continue reading

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Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle – The Mote in God’s Eye (1974) Review

Genre: Science fiction My rating: 8.5/10 The Mote in God’s Eye is a bit rough around the edges, especially when reading it in the 21st century. It features stock characters that seem picked right out of 1960s Star Trek. There … Continue reading

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Brandon Sanderson – Words of Radiance (2014) Review

Genre: epic fantasy Series: The Stormlight Archive 2 Pages: 1303 Starting Words of Radiance feels like returning to old friends. We have spent so much time – and so many pages – watching Kaladin, Shallan and Dalinar fighting their respective … Continue reading

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George R.R. Martin – Tuf Voyaging (1986) Review

Genre: science fiction pages: 435 My rating: 6/10 Long before George R.R. Martin became a household name due to his great success with A Song of Ice and Fire, he used to write science fiction. Mostly short stories, written in … Continue reading

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N.K. Jemisin – The Stone Sky (2017) Review

Genre: fantasy, science-fantasy, post-apocalypse Series: The Broken Earth, part 3 Pages: 416 The final book of the Broken Earth trilogy. The story continues right where The Obelisk Gate left it. Essun is still with Ykka and the Castrima comm, but … Continue reading

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Dave Hutchinson – Europe at Midnight (2015) Review

Genre: science fiction Pages: 303 My rating: 8.5/10 Much like its predecessor, Europe at Midnight is a fragmented novel. Dave Hutchinson’s remarkable science fiction series is about the fragmentation and fragile unity of the continent Europe. Our own version of … Continue reading

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Brandon Sanderson – The Way of Kings (2010) Review

Genre: Epic Fantasy Series: The Stormlight Achive 1 Pages: 1252 (paperback) Just look at this book! The paperback is so fat that the author’s name and the title are written horizontally on the spine! I’m feeling quite some trepidation, since … Continue reading

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