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Aug 21

While We Run – Karen Healey

About the Book Abdi Taalib thought he was moving to Australia for a music scholarship. But after meeting the beautiful and brazen Tegan Oglietti, his world was turned upside down. Tegan’s no ordinary girl – she died in 2027, only to be frozen and brought back to life in Abdi’s time, 100 years later. Now, …

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Aug 19

News – The Non-Bookish Kind

I have a pretty severe joint disorder which has caused me no end of misery (because it hurts and it is very inconvenient) most of my life. That’s why I’ve had most of my surgeries – to fix the things (joints) that don’t work due to this disorder. I have severely limited mobility, and my …

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Aug 18

Blindsight – Peter Watts

About the Book It’s been two months since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since – until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who to send to meet the alien, when …

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Aug 15

Books I’m Eyeing

Another week has passed. More books have been read  (Currently I am really devouring Blindsight by Peter Watts. Wow, this one is seriously blowing my mindhole.). There isn’t much in the way of updates to report. It’s been slow over here, and that depresses me. Oh well. The SF Signal podcast where I was lucky enough …

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Aug 13

(Not A Review) Words of Radiance – Brandon Sanderson

About the Book In the first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war. Among those …

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Aug 11

We Are All Completely Fine – Daryl Gregory

About the Book Harrison is the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by the messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. And …

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Aug 08

Books I’m Eyeing

First things first, a few days ago I got to cross something off of my bucket list. On Tuesday I was invited to record a panel discussion of epic fantasy with some incredible authors that I never, ever thought I’d be cool enough to actually TALK to. The podcast drops on Monday on SF Signal.  It’s …

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Aug 06

Dust and Light – Carol Berg

About the Book National bestselling author Carol Berg returns to the world of her award-winning Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone with an all-new tale of magic, mystery, and corruption….  How much must one pay for an hour of youthful folly? The Pureblood Registry accused Lucian de Remeni-Masson of “unseemly involvement with ordinaries,” which meant only that he …

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Aug 04

Binary – Stephanie Saulter

About the Book When confiscated genestock is stolen out of secure government quarantine, DI Sharon Varsi finds herself on the biggest case of her career… chasing down a clever thief, a mysterious hacker, and the threat of new, black market gemtech. Zavcka Klist, ruthless industrial enforcer, has reinvented herself. Now the head of Bel’Natur, she …

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Jul 31

Recommended Reading | Unique Magic Systems

Most speculative fiction readers reach a point where they are sick of the same-old-same-old in magical terms. There’s only so much waving of hands and incanting Latin sounding words that I can handle before my brain starts looking for something else, something that engages my mind a little more. That’s where unique magic systems come …

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