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Brian Aldiss – Hothouse (1961) Review

The novel that couldn’t stop embarrassing itself. A billion years in the future, the Earth and Moon have stopped rotating. The dayside of the planet is covered by thick jungle. Mile-long spiders move along webs between Earth and the Moon. … Continue reading

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Patricia A. McKillip – Ombria in Shadow (2002) Review

“In that house who could assume that even fire and water would not conspire?” The main character of this novel is the shadowy city Ombria itself, and the Byzantine dealings of its royal house. But first there is Lydea, mistress … Continue reading

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Theodore Sturgeon – More Than Human (1953) Review

9/10 Starting More Than Human is like a weight settling on you. Both for the flowing, dense, poetic writing that settles on you like a blanket, and for the grisly subject material that leaves a pit in your stomach. Cursed … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams – The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979-’92) Series Review

A reread of Douglas Adams’ The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series is the perfect remedy when you’re feeling down. That is, of course, if his humor appeals to you. For me, reading Adams is easy; writing a review … Continue reading

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Patricia A. McKillip – The Changeling Sea (1988) Review

The Changeling Sea is (and I have a feeling that I’ll be saying this about every McKillip novel) a short, dreamlike fairy tale. It is mostly about loss and longing. The 14 year old Peri lives with her mother at … Continue reading

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Richard K. Morgan – Thin Air (2018) Review

7/10 With a Richard Morgan novel, you know you’re in for a ride. The funny thing is, though, that he writes the same novel every time. Thin Air is about a mercenary, genetically bred for violence and “decanted” from a … Continue reading

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J.R.R. Tolkien – The Fall of Gondolin (2018) Review

There is a special breed of people who have read and loved JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion (1977). To them, the title The Fall of Gondolin must ring some bells. After all, the story of Gondolin is present in that mighty … Continue reading

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