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Bookworm 2013: Even Quieter Wars

It’s really hard to write about Paul McAuley’s Gardens of the Sun as a singular book, since it is, effectively, the second part of a novel that was split into a duology – or at least that’s the impression I got from reading it. The first book does kinda wrap things up,  but the story is really […]

Bookworm 2012: Oh So Quiet

Most of you will not like Paul McAuley’s The Quiet War, and probably shouldn’t even try to read it. I am not aiming for condescension, but simply the mindset when I say there is a lot of science in his fiction and most of it well and truly fictional. This opinion is borne out by […]

Bookworm 2012: Bloody Murder

Suddenly, things got personal. Leviathan Wakes by the merged duo unified under the moniker James SA Corey is a lightly written though heavy and dark in tone planetary space opera, with just a smidgeon of hard SF underpinning and a detective story smeared on top. It was to be an ideal beach book (space zombies!), […]

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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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