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A Closed and Common Orbit – Becky Chambers

For all that, at any other time, I may not have been particularly keen on this book, right this second, it is frankly blessed relief. It is the total opposite of The Dark Forest, and that was exactly what I needed. … Continue reading

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The Dark Forest – Cixin Liu

It has been nearly a month since my last post. And do you know why that is? Because this book was a SLOG. It was a CHORE. I HATED it. And I still have to* read the sequel for the … Continue reading

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The Aeronaut’s Windlass – Jim Butcher

And the final Hugo nominated novel has been read. Huzzah! This is also, I think, the second most interesting post to write about the Hugo novels. Not the second most interesting book (I’m not moving Uprooted or Ancillary Mercy) but the second … Continue reading

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Uprooted – Naomi Novik

Hurrah! A book I enjoyed! But it also presents me with a dilemma. Because I did enjoy it, completely and unequivocally. I couldn’t put it down. I started it at 11.30pm on Sunday, and finished it on Monday, shortly after … Continue reading

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The Fifth Season – N. K. Jemisin

And so, hard on the heels of… a not particularly favourable post, I return to Jemisin for Hugo-related chatterings. I’ll get straight to the point with this one: it’s better than The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms – and it is noticeably, definitely … Continue reading

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Seveneves – Neal Stephenson

God this was a slog. I’m sorry, Neal Stephenson is great and everything, but yeesh this book was hard to finish. But it did give me some more insight into my grumbles with SF, and particularly hard SF, so it … Continue reading

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