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Issue #908 (November 24, 2006) of Entertainment Weekly offers some brief reviews of science fiction and fantasy books. Here’s a snippet…

The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi

Last Word: Scalzi’s hilarious political thriller, filled with heroes, hackers, religious cults, and AI, is so absurd that it becomes believable. His best book yet.

Grade: A-.

The Sky People by S.M. Stirling

Last Word: It takes Stirling 100 pages to get started, but he finds a sturdy foundation for his planned sequel.

Grade: B.

A Grey Moon Over China by Thomas A. Day

Last Word: Day;s epic paints an engrossing high-tech-decaying-into-low-tech future, with lots of Machiavellian intrigue and a fascinating struggle by humans to understand their machines.

Grade: A.

In the Night Garden by Catherynne Valente

Last Word: Valente’s lyrical, withcy, sometimes garish fantasy mixes feminist grit and pixie dust.

Grade: B.

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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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