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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 2014: Rule Canadia

My passionate love affair with Peter Watts’ writing is well documented already, so it will come as no surprise when I say the long-awaited Echopraxia, a sequel to the mindblowing Blindsight, was absolutely amazing. Yes, the “mindblowing” bit is missing now, simply because when I came across Blindsight I hadn’t read anything like it before […]

Bookworm 2014: The Disasters

It may seem that Goodreads has pretty much made these types of “year in review” posts pointless. You can list the books read in any one year by any one user, open them in table view, sort them by date or by rating or whatever other method  you prefer, and see what their top five or […]

Bookworm 2012: Is That You, Robert Johnson?

Some books have a built-in soundtrack, a set of tunes or a musical style you can’t help hearing and feeling while reading. John Hornor Jacobs’ Southern Gods is steeped in muddy, ponderous, bass-heavy delta blues, diffusing in the night air at the lonely spot where Crossroads meets Lovecraft, and it is precisely at the point […]

Bookworm 2012: Getting The Horror Bug

I don’t read much horror, mainly because the written word stopped scaring me ages ago and splattery horror that tries to gross me out is really boring, because, yeah, I kind of grew up on the internet. I do dip into the occasional King, or similar author with writing good enough that the genre itself […]

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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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