Author Archives: Stefan (Far Beyond Reality)

Mini-review: The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton

The Philosopher Kings is the direct sequel to Jo Walton’s excellent novel The Just City. If you haven’t read that first book yet, stop reading this now and instead check out my review. The new novel is set about twenty … Continue reading

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Mini-review: Protector (Foreigner #14) by C.J. Cherryh

Protector is a 3 star book in a 5 star series. I love these books and will continue to read them as long as Cherryh writes them, but this middle book in the fifth (!) trilogy set on the atevi world was … Continue reading

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The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson

In Robert Charles Wilson’s new novel The Affinities, as in many of his other novels, the world as we know it is about to be remade. The difference with many of Wilson’s previous works is that, this time, the change … Continue reading

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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

When I read The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North last month, I was completely blown away by what I now consider one of the finest genre novels of the last few years, but because of scheduling issues … Continue reading

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Mind Meld: SFF Series That Hooked Us After the First Book

Today you can find me over at SF Signal, where I was once again mind-melded. (It gets easier after the first time.)  This time, the question posed to the panel was: What series do you love that didn’t get off … Continue reading

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Persona by Genevieve Valentine

Persona by Genevieve Valentine is an excellent novel. This probably will come as no surprise to those of you who have read the author’s two previous, critically acclaimed novels, Mechanique and The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, but as a … Continue reading

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Reading Habits

No new reviews this week because I got sucked into work and reading and random life craziness, so instead I decided to indulge in a meme. Remember memes? I know right? This popped up on The Speculative Scotsman and I … Continue reading

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