Category Archives: Reviews

The Red by Linda Nagata

Note: this review was written almost two years ago, about the original, indie-published version of The Red: First Light. Since then, the novel was acquired and published by Saga Press. Please keep in mind that this review doesn’t take into account … Continue reading

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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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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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Touch by Claire North

Touch by Claire North took me completely by surprise. I’d never heard of Claire North. (Yes, I know. More about that later.) I hadn’t seen much pre-release buzz about the book. I don’t think I’d ever read a book from … Continue reading

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Mini-review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

I’ll start out with the main point of this review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll should be on your Hugo ballot for Best Graphic Story. Haven’t heard of it yet? Still plenty of time to find a copy and … Continue reading

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Impulse by Dave Bara

Impulse is Dave Bara’s debut novel, published earlier this month by DAW. The cover copy starts off like this: Following in the tradition of such top science fiction writers as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Dickson, Frank Herbert and … Continue reading

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Review: Evensong by John Love

In early 2012, John Love made some serious waves with his debut novel Faith, a critically acclaimed space opera that was about as dark as anything I’d read in the genre. (You can read my review, one of the first … Continue reading

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