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Kiln People
Beth Meacham, David Brin
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December
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Beth Meacham, David Brin
February 2016
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Series OCD: sometimes I has it, sometimes I don’t. Despite the success of the first book, Leviathan Wakes (my review), after ...
January 2016
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First published in 1992, Snow Crash is considered one of the seminal cyber-punk novels. I wasn’t even sure what that meant wh...
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December 2015
25
reviewed: 2015 on Goodreads
Cor! 72 books eh? I do have a life you know, I have misplaced it somewhere, but I do have it. Anyway, it’s probably more like...
2015 on Goodreads - Various
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December 2015
23
reviewed: The Republic of Thieves
The Republic of Thieves is the third book in Scott Lynch’s ongoing Gentleman Bastard series. Wait! Where you going? You don’t...
The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch
finished reading:
December 2015
19
reviewed: A Tale of Two Cities
It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done.I know that’s lame, but I’m out of ideas for...
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
finished reading:
December 2015
06
reviewed: Parable of the Talents
“We learn more and more about the physical universe, more about our own bodies, more technology, but somehow, down through hi...
Parable of the Talents - Octavia E. Butler
finished reading:
December 2015
01
reviewed: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
“A modern day warriorMean, mean strideToday's Tom SawyerMean, mean pride” - “Tom Sawyer” by RushClassic prog-rock man!...
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain, Guy Cardwell, John Seelye
finished reading:
November 2015
27
reviewed: Childhood's End
As I write the TV adaptation of Childhood's End is being promoted by the cable channel Syfy (goddam silly name). Given how mu...
Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
finished reading:
November 2015
21
reviewed: Gardens of the Moon
A year or so ago someone PM'ed me on Goodreads out of the blue, practically demanding why I haven't read the Malazan series. ...
Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson
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November 2015
19
reviewed: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
“Under the seaUnder the seaWhen the sardineBegin the beguineIt's music to meWhat do they got? A lot of sandWe got a hot crust...
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne, Anthony Bonner
finished reading:
November 2015
15
reviewed: Clans of the Alphane Moon
Read in November, 2015 but the review was accidentally deleted due to bone headedness. Thank you Cachedview.com for helping m...
Clans of the Alphane Moon - Philip K. Dick
finished reading:
November 2015
07
reviewed: The World Inside
If you don’t mind I will start by repeating the same intro I wrote for Silverberg’s [b: The Book of Skulls|219107|The Book of...
The World Inside - Robert Silverberg
finished reading:
October 2015
31
reviewed: The Phantom of the Opera
“No more talk of darkness. Forget these wide-eyed fears. I'm here, nothing can harm you. My words will warm you and calm you....
The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux, Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
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October 2015
30
reviewed: The Monkey's Paw (Creative Short Stories)
You probably already know this story. A monkey's paw that can grant wishes but always at a horrible cost. Unfortunately, I ca...
The Monkey's Paw (Creative Short Stories) - William Wymark Jacobs;W. W. Jacobs
reviewed: The Bottle Imp
One of my favorite stories, just the thing to read for Halloween, not that it is particularly scary, but it does have a dark ...
The Bottle Imp - Robert Louis Stevenson
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