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About readerofelse

A student of a redundant, useless and thoroughly interesting subject and reader of many books, particularly fantasy, science fiction and plenty else besides.

Moonstruck Volume One: Magic to Brew -Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle

I’ve decided to skip blogging anything that’s a reread, because I am abominably behind. None of them are ones where I’ve changed my views, so it doesn’t really seem worth the effort. If you want to know what I think … Continue reading

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Revenant Gun – Yoon Ha Lee

More space opera, this time with 50% more hyperactive squee. Maybe 60%. I mean, I’m just really bouncy every time I read one of these books. They’re not just good, they’re fun and exciting. They make you enthusiastic (or they should, unless you’re … Continue reading

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The Hydrogen Sonata – Iain M. Banks

A nice, comfortable read I knew I’d be happy with. Just what I needed. And indeed, just what I got. Sometimes predictable is good. Sad though, as this is the last of the main novels in the Culture series (as … Continue reading

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The Rift – Nina Allan

So there’s been a bit of a hiatus… some of that was just I was a little behind on blogging, but I plead innocence for the rest of it. We were burgled, so I lost my laptop, and it turns … Continue reading

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Planetfall – Emma Newman

I’m catching up on something of a blogging backlog, so we’re still well into books I read in early July. Specifically in this case, the one I read for the July book club meeting… in the first week of July. … Continue reading

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The Collapsing Empire – John Scalzi

This was a welcome relief. It wasn’t anything special and I won’t remember it in a year, but it didn’t make me angry and that will do. It’s not the most stunning end to the Hugo nominees for the year, … Continue reading

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New York 2140 – Kim Stanley Robinson

And in contrast to my last book, this one was shit. I went into the Hugos slightly worried that I’d already read all the good ones (a lot of Nebula crossover plus authors I’d sought out anyway) and this… not … Continue reading

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