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Posted by bmills - 10-5-17 03:06 - 3 comments
As I said, I have not been able to get many of this year's selection through my library, but I did read this one.

I thought it was very interesting. I liked the story and the novelty of the semi-sane point-of-view character, but foun ...read more
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 Sparks- July Babbler
Posted by Kokipy - 07-6-17 12:17 - 1 comments
Started this yesterday. Anyone else?
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 The Steerswoman
Posted by Kokipy - 07-5-17 13:01 - 3 comments
The June Babbler- Just finished. Some nice touches. I like the steersperson concept. The focus on intellect in what is otherwise a sword and sorcery environment was engaging. I wasn't convinced by the world building.
Anybody else?
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 The Rise And Fall Of D.o.d.o.
Posted by Kokipy - 07-3-17 22:44 - 17 comments
This is the latest from Stephenson and a co writer. It is fun. Not important, but fun. A twist on time travel, combined with witch craft and Schrödinger's cat.

Hold out for "The Lay of Walmart." Sheer genius.

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 May Babbler: Us Of J.
Posted by bmills - 05-3-17 04:19 - 3 comments
Not very far into the book, but wanted to warn folks that it includes some rather harsh violence and torture stuff. If that sort of thing bothers you, skip this one.
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 I Have Seen The Invisible Library.
Posted by bmills - 04-3-17 04:45 - 7 comments
First off, let me start by saying that I don't really care for fantasy and never saw the appeal of steam punk, so the only reason I grudgingly checked this one out is for the sake of discussing it here.

Imagine my surprise at liking ...read more
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 Empress Game
Posted by Kokipy - 03-6-17 01:10 - 6 comments
Read it, and the sequel. Somewhat annoyed to have to wait for the third and one hopes concluding volume.
I wasn't wild about this one, although I persisted and as noted, as is my general practice, read the second volume too. It was fairly ...read more
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 Is Anyone Uprooted?
Posted by Kokipy - 02-2-17 00:06 - 13 comments
I liked this one quite a lot. I have read most of the Novik napoleonic era dragon books and enjoyed them, in their somewhat reminiscent of Patrick O'Brian mood. This one seemed to me to be original, and yet somewhat reminiscent of another of my ...read more
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Posted by Kokipy - 01-9-17 19:57 - 5 comments
I think there is still material to discuss, right? even though we started a bit early late last year.
I don't generally like steam punk much, but this is kind of an odd version of it - isn't steam punk usually land/atmosphere bound, a ...read more
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 Passengers, Story Source
Posted by the mule - 01-1-17 18:00 - 4 comments
Ive just been watching the trailer for Passengers and its really bugging me that Im sure I know the story from somewhere. Apart from the robot bartender who is a direct lift from Douglas Addams Starship Titanic the rest of the story is something Iv ...read more
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