Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ninefox Gambit – Yoon Ha Lee

So last year, I read the Hugo novel nominees, and it was a really really satisfying little project. I’m thoroughly enjoying trying to keep up with good, modern fiction, and so I was determined to do it again. But I … Continue reading

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The Power – Naomi Alderman

Warning: some discussions of rape. I’ve been meaning to read this for a while. It got nominated for book club a couple of times, and never quite won the vote, but several people there read it and had really good … Continue reading

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Bloodchild – Octavia E. Butler

So we made an enormous thread of SFF discussion on FB last night… which mainly led to me seeing a huge pile more books I need to read (like my list wasn’t long enough). However, one of them was free … Continue reading

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This Census Taker – China Miéville

It’s like China Miéville got distilled into one tiny, 140 page, concentrated form. It’s a stunningly beautiful little piece of writing – you really feel the trees and the damp and the cold and the fear – and at the … Continue reading

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Midnight Never Come – Marie Brennan

I read this for the first time a rather long time ago, probably 2008 or 2009, shortly after it came out, and I remember that I loved it. Years later, I read A Natural History of Dragons, and it took me … Continue reading

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The Ten (Food) Commandments – Jay Rayner

For bonus points, I actually won this book from Goodreads, having had Flatmate tell me repeatedly that I ought to read and he’d lend me his Kindle if he had to so I would. Nice when the world works out … Continue reading

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Debts of Dishonour – Jill Paton Walsh

This is the third book in the series, and I think it’s probably my least favourite so far… but since I’m really enjoying the series, this means it only got four stars on Goodreads, rather than five. It’s harsh criticism, … Continue reading

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