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Review: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett

MY RATING: (Visit the Great Pratchett Reading Project page for links to more Discworld reviews.) Terry Pratchett hits on all cylinders with Maskerade, a send-up of Opera in [...]

November 5, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder

REVIEW SUMMARY: Schroeder delivers an action-packed hard science fiction story that isn’t afraid to go as deep with the characters as it is with ideas. MY RATING: BRIEF [...]

October 31, 2007 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: The Execution Channel by Ken Macleod

MY RATING: My previous Ken Macleod reading experiences haven’t lived up to the hype surrounding Macleod as a writer. I tried reading his Engines of Light series, but [...]

October 17, 2007 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik

REVIEW SUMMARY: Novik continues the Temeraire saga with an effort that is good, but not great. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Frantically searching to find a cure for an illness [...]

October 15, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem

REVIEW SUMMARY: Jonathan Lethem channels Philip K. Dick. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A man named Chaos, who may have the power to shape reality through his dreams, travels [...]

October 9, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan

REVIEW SUMMARY: Trying to put my finger on the magic ingredients that go into a good fantasy story. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Ten short fantasy stories aimed at the young [...]

September 18, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

REVIEW SUMMARY: Read this is you are in the mood for something realistic and dark. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Harriet and David Lovatt deal with the birth of their son, Ben, [...]

September 11, 2007 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff

MY RATING: The first thing you notice about Bad Monkeys is the lurid yellow cover, the inkblot Mandrill logo and the funky size of the book, sort of a narrower but taller [...]

September 7, 2007 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Shift by Chris Dolley

MY RATING: Shift is Chris Dolley’s second published novel, but his first written story. After publishing his first book, Resonance, Baen also asked if Dolley had any [...]

September 6, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham

REVIEW SUMMARY: An intriguing story that is short on fantasty elements and long on characters who are complex and real. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The summer cities along the [...]

September 5, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Jim Baen’s Universe #8

MY RATING: The August 2007 issue of Jim Baen’s Universe (Issue #8, also known as Volume 2, Number 2) contains 12 pieces of short fiction and 6 non-fiction articles. As [...]

September 4, 2007 // 1 Comment

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