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July 2018
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I'm exhausted and a bit in pain. My back hurts from lugging around the books and my heart rate went up to 140 pretty con...
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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...
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by Sarah Thompson The cover picture of this book is enough to see that it's for the more intricate and polished end of wire...
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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It feels like I've waited for the next book in this series forever! I even went on Netgalley yesterday looking for a decent...
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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
22
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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'...