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July 2018
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This was interesting. I'm not keen on arcade games and much of the 80s' obsession with them has passed me by. But, ... I d...
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In Montreal, near McGill University there is a wonderful store called Paragraphe. Every time I am in Montreal, I make sure I...
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Badawi's book is made of the writings that got him into trouble with the Saudi Arabian government. The book is short as the w...
May 2018
28
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reviewed: Not bad, not great
Not bad. If you've read any SFnal anthology since the middle 1980s (earlier, actually, but I'm too lazy to go look up his fir...
The Other Teddy Roosevelts - Mike Resnick
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Gardner Dozois died today. You may not have read any SF/Fantasy by him, but you most likely read some edited by him.
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I was approached by the author about a review for this book. The blurb doesn't really tell you a whole lot about who (and wha...
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reviewed: Evergreen plot with a few nifty add-ons
I enjoyed it. Lesbian sex scene averted, blessedly, so I had no need to flee screaming. I never heard of a "demisexual" befor...
The Wrong Stars (Axiom) - Tim Pratt
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reviewed: How NOT to write a mystery
DNF @ 45% Don't care to know if my conjecture as to the crime's resolution is correct. Tedious, lumpen prose and dreary cha...
The Ornamental Hermit - Olivier Bosman
May 2018
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Ever since the publication of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS thriller authors have been trying to recapture the magic of Thomas Harris'...
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“He’s a vampire!” Chester snarled. “Today, vegetables. Tomorrow … the world!” I loved this. I loved Bunnicula, and I lo...
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Math is just a skill, like any other and not everyone can do it. What gets my goat is the "anyone can do anything if only the...
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“The cultured cop! I thought they were peculiar to detective novels.”In “Cover Her Face” by P. D. JamesSometimes people just ...