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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 2013: Continuations

There were quite a few series I’ve continued this year, either because I decided to set aside the time and get invested into thousands of pages of a world, such as Joe Abercrombie’s First Law series, or simply because the latest sequels or parts of x-ologies happed to come out this year. The ones listed below are […]

Bookworm 2012: Aztecs in Space

With Captive Universe Harry Harrison proved that even when you squish together two awesome concepts you can still end up with a mediocre novel that aged like an avocado – suddenly and terribly. Exploring the generation ship trope, when I stumbled upon the synopsis it seemed like a surefire hit – interstellar Aztec colonists on […]

Bookworm 2012: Oui Stop

What started as an excursion into generation-starship waters became a full blown binge. Despite this being one of my favourite tropes, I missed quite a few of the classics, and so decided to do some archaeology. I started from what most sources agreed was the definitive (though not first) lost generation ship novel, Brian W. […]

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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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