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Bookworm 2013: Caught Stealin’

David Benioff’s City of Thieves was a lucky hit – picked almost at random from my mammoth “to read” pile, only later did I realize it wound up on the pile due to a recommendation by one of my good buddies. If I’d have to say which one of the books I’ve read in 2013 was the best, […]

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 […]

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: The Book with the Ironic Title

Quite a few things conspired against my reading Joe Abercrombie’s The Heroes. Most prominently, it is a book hyped left and right, and I have grown wary of overhyped books. Secondly, it is a fantasy novel, and there are very few fantasy stories I really find engaging – a few classics like Tolkien or Howard, […]

Bookworm 2012: True Center

 Last year I decided I would skip sprawling books series this year, aiming to diversify my reading, but one series inevitably lingered on, fueled by the rediscovery and re-read of what was once one of my favourite SF novels – Great Sky River by Gregory Benford. The re-read proved it to be interesting and original, […]

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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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