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Snuff

There were times reading Snuff when I wondered if this was a snapshot of how Terry Pratchett’s brain is changing as his disease progresses. It didn’t have the same tone as previous Discworld novels. That might be because it’s been … Continue reading

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Ex Libris

Ex Libris is a perfectly interesting little novel by Ross King about a bookseller in 1660s London — just a scant few years before the Great Fire, I realized about halfway through, which gave a new dimension to the narrator’s … Continue reading

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The Mirage

On November 9th, 2001, religious fundamentalists fly two jet airplanes into the Tigris and Euphrates World Trade Center in Baghdad, and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh. The terrorist acts precipitate a War on Terror, in which … Continue reading

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Blindsight

I checked Blindsight out for the set-up more than the story: in the not-too-distant future, genetic science has resurrected a long gone Pleistocene predator, homo sapien vampiris, an off-shoot of prehistoric humanity that preyed on its cousins for a vital … Continue reading

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The Golden Torc

The Pliocene exile saga continues in The Golden Torc, following on from The Many-Colored Land. The action got going much faster this time out, mostly because this book overlaps with and follows on directly from its predecessor. We spend less … Continue reading

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The Reading Pile, February 2012 Edition

After steadily whittling away at a stack of books acquired from Paperbackswap.com, there was a brief period I was living book to book, unsure of what I would read next. That’s all over now. In order of acquisition, I now … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

While Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter feels like a secret history story, where the author takes the known facts about a person’s actions as unalterable and weaves a story around them,[1] I don’t think it is. I’m no Lincoln expert, but … Continue reading

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