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Bookworm 2015: Running Up

Kelly Link can write the shit out of words. That is why, having read her first short story collection, I kept the next two squirreled away for those interminable nights when nothing in my to-read list looks just right. Well, as I was writing this package of reviews for last year, I hit just such […]

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 2013: The Strangest Things

Recommendations by friends are a weird beast. The number of hits and misses is pretty evenly matched, and the difference between these two is indicative of the rift between who I really am, and how others perceive me. As writerly types, my buddies are pretty standoffish with their recommendations, and understand that even near-universal praise […]

Bookworm 2013: After Wartime

Book-wise, 2013 started off with a veritable bang. Despite Shepard’s reputation for being an absolutely brilliant, yet terribly underrated writer in the genre during the eighties, I must confess what really drew me to this book was the cover – if it weren’t so gorgeous I probably would have kept “Life During Wartime” on the […]

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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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