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Mirror the Mountain – Emma Ríos, Hwei Lim

And on from Nod, I wanted to go onto something fairly quick, to get back some of the momentum I lost on it and The Book of Joan (which I’ve not finished and may well come back to shortly, we’ll see), neither … Continue reading

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Nod – Adrian Barnes

A brief digression from the Hugos for one of the two books recently lent to me by friends. The other – The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch – I have somewhat bounced off. It wasn’t bad enough to be worth angry … Continue reading

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Jade City – Fonda Lee

Edited to add: I wrote nearly all of this post over a week ago, before the Nebula results were announced. You’ll have to take it on trust that my prediction is honestly what I wrote back then. I’ve finished the … Continue reading

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The Curse of Chalion – Lois McMaster Bujold

This was a slightly weird one for me. I’ve had it recommended to me by quite a few people over several years, not with any particular blurb, just that it was very good. What I actually got when I started … Continue reading

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Six Wakes – Mur Lafferty

God damnit. I’d heard this one was GOOD. But NO. It was only LIES and TEMPTATION and BETRAYAL. Cruelly building up my hopes, only to dash them with the inevitability of shitness. In hindsight, the praise I’d heard of this … Continue reading

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Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky (reread)

I wouldn’t have reread this again so soon (less than two years) but it’s another book club reread, so here we go. I’m not objecting – it was a good book – but it was only just long enough ago … Continue reading

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The Stone Sky – N. K. Jemisin

Here we are again. Only this year, I was actually looking forward to this, because at least I know it’ll be basically competent, just a bit uninspiring. God the Nebulas are dire this year. And then the front cover/title on … Continue reading

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