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Novel voting and Leftover Hugo nominated novels post

There are three novel nominees that I started and could not finish. I actually read so little of them that they do not call for an individual post per nominee. 757 more words

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Stacking the Shelves

Time for Stacking the Shelves! I have not bought books this week! I have been to the library three times, though… Still, this is a much smaller haul than it could be, knowing me. 363 more words


Review copies: Abercrombie, Brust, Erikson

Joe Abercrombie’s HALF A KING, which I’m supposed to review for Strange Horizons; Steven Brust’s HAWK (Vlad Taltos, how much do I like this series?); and Steven Erikson’s WILLFUL CHILD, which is hopefully a much better Star Trek parody than Scalzi’s REDSHIRTS was.


Penance and Offerings

36th Day of Ripening Season, 342 years after Mourning

The larders are haunted. Spirits, they say, and wraiths! The children here do not need lessons on death; they are familiar with that journey. 1,000 more words


Opinion: Ann Leckie - Ancillary Justice (2013)

publisher: Orbit

length: 416 pages (paperback edition)

obtained: bought e-book at amazon

my rating: 5/5

This is not really a review, although I will try my best. 293 more words

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