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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. […]

Bookworm 2012: In a Maze of Twisty Little Passages, All Alike

If you eat your favourite cake all the time, after a while you’ll grow sick of it. So every now and then, I make a break from my usual reading material (as described here, starting at “The book must have…”) and read some non-fiction, a classic, or a recommended book. But as soon as 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
    The Ophiuchi Hotline
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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    Crackpot Palace: Stories
    The Fractal Prince
    The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter

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