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Noah Robischon of Entertainment Weekly serves up another batch of sf reviewlettes this month.

  • THE BOY WHO WOULD LIVE FOREVER by Frederik Pohl
    • Grade: B-
    • Upshot: Returning to his gateway series after a 15-year hiatus, Pohl overlaps timelines, plots, and characters – and produces so many climaxes it becomes burdonsome.
  • CRACHE by Mark Budz
    • Grade: B
    • Upshot: Budz loves wrodplay and has an innate, pop-culture-savvy sense of humor (there is a character names L. Mariachi who passes an “Xstream 2na sushi outlet”). But it ends up being a fine varnish on a fairly wooden story.
  • EXULTANT by Stephen Baxter
    • Grade: B+
    • Upshot: In the second book of a planned trilogy, Baxter shows off his academic chops – he’s an aeroengineer and mathematician – and his storytelling talent.
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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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