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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 2013: Worlds of the Undead

The undead were unusually thin on the ground this year, mostly because the market currently seems glutted with increasingly cheap and increasingly amateurish fare. However, I could not go a year entirely zombieless, and so I picked up one of the modern classics, Max Brooks’ World War Z. First off, slow zombies. That is always a […]

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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