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Bookworm 2014: Weird Histories

Every now and then, I get a hankering for a bit of écriture feminine of the fantastic variety, usually as counterpoint to a lot of “manly” reading about explosions and spaceships and boobs and whatnot. That is not to say that there aren’t women writing manly stuff and men writing womanly stuff – that is […]

Bookworm 2013: Neither Here Nor There

Like many others, I grew tired of steampunk relatively quickly and was weary of delving into Lavie Tidhar’s The Bookman fearing it to be more goggles-and-brass spot-the-celebrity fanfic. Well, to an extent I was wrong, and to an extent I was not. The book deals with the adventures of Orphan, our unnamed protagonist, as he meanders his […]

Bookworm 2012: A Sip of Sour

Certain books age like fine wine and H. Beam Piper’s Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen sure isn’t one of them. Egged on by Jo Walton reminiscing about some of the legends of the genre, I dug through my “unread classics” folder to update my credentials, and since I love a good alternate history, I landed on […]

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
    Pilgermann
    The Ophiuchi Hotline
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Green Eyes
    Crackpot Palace: Stories
    Acceptance
    Echopraxia
    Jagannath
    The Fractal Prince
    The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter


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