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Reread: The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks

This is a quick one, because my opinion basically hasn’t changed on rereading it, please pardon the… somewhat clunkier prose of the me of three years ago. I reread it for book club, but honestly, it was quite nice to … Continue reading

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This is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Sometimes, I’m willing to admit, I can be wrong. I have seen Max Gladstone’s books around the place, seen the covers and the blurbs, and concluded “that’s not for me”. And so, when I saw this, when I saw people … Continue reading

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Lord of Emperors – Guy Gavriel Kay

I nearly fucking CRIED. I don’t cry at books. It made me feel emotions and it was deeply distressing at the most fundamental level. By which I mean I fucking loved it. And I know this is blasphemy – there … Continue reading

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Brand New Ancients – Kate Tempest

Speaking of truly brilliant books… Reading The Half God of Rainfall reminded me I do actually really quite enjoy poetry, so maybe I should try to read some more new stuff… but how would I find what was good and new?? … Continue reading

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The Changeling – Victor LaValle

I really ought to get started on the Hugos, but the Becky Chambers is staring at me none-too-welcomingly so… I’m procrastinating it a little while longer. Which turned out to be a good decision, because apparently, the World Fantasy Award … Continue reading

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A Memory Called Empire – Arkady Martine

Holy shit. I mean really, holy shit this one was good. I was sold it as “like Ann Leckie and Iain M. Banks” and when people say that kind of thing to you? You just go “sure, sure” and mentally … Continue reading

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The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

You know what the smartest plan is, when you’re behind on your Goodreads reading goal? Picking up an absolute brick of an 830 page fantasy epic to speed you along. Yeah… Honestly though, it was not as terrible an idea … Continue reading

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