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Book review: 2312

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson.This was another nominee for the best novel Hugo award.300 years in the future, humanity has colonized Mercury, Venus, the moon, Mars, Jupiter’s moons, and Saturn’s moons. Neptune’s moons are the next target. There are trav… Continue reading

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Book review: Three Parts Dead

Three Parts Dead by Max GladstoneGladstone is a nominee for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.This is a fun read. Tara Abernathy is a Craft user, who was thrown out of the Hidden Schools. This is more dangerous than it sounds, because the Hidden S… Continue reading

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Book review: Blackbirds

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig, Angry Robot 2012.Chuck Wendig is nominated for the Campbell Award for best new writer. It’s not a Hugo, but it’s on the same ballot.Miriam can see people’s deaths when she touches them. She’s started attending people’s death… Continue reading

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Book review: Redshirts

Redshirts by John ScalziThe new crew members of the Intrepid realize there’s something funny going on with away missions: someone always dies, but never any of three bridge officers, one of whom frequently gets severely injured. They meet someone who t… Continue reading

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Book review: Redshirts

Redshirts by John ScalziThe new crew members of the Intrepid realize there’s something funny going on with away missions: someone always dies, but never any of three bridge officers, one of whom frequently gets severely injured. They meet someone who t… Continue reading

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Book review: Redshirts

Redshirts by John ScalziThe new crew members of the Intrepid realize there’s something funny going on with away missions: someone always dies, but never any of three bridge officers, one of whom frequently gets severely injured. They meet someone who t… Continue reading

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Book review: Throne of the Crescent Moon

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin AhmedAdoulla is the last of the ghul hunters. Raseed is his partner, a highly religious dervish who is keen with his sword. Ramia is a nomad girl who is also a lion. They band together to fight a truly evil spirit… Continue reading

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2013 Hugo Novellas

Aliette deBodard, “On a Red Station, Drifting”: This is set in the same universe as “Immersion,” on the short story ballot. In this tale, a refugee from a war-torn planet arrives on a space station where her distant cousins are administrators. Her cous… Continue reading

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2013 Hugo Novelettes

Pat Cadigan, “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”: This tells the story of workers in space who have opted (or, in some cases, been forced) to adopt the shape of sea life. The piece starts with a lot of slang, and while the reader eventually underst… Continue reading

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Book review: Stasiland

Stasiland, Anna Funder, 2002Anna Funder, an Australian who studied German and went to work at a TV station in Berlin in the mid ’90s, received a piece of viewer mail asking what had happened to the people who had worked with the Stasi and suggesting th… Continue reading

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