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What I’m Reading: Six Wakes

I don’t often get to say that I’m reading a book written by a friend but that’s the case with Mur Lafferty’s Six Wakes. I …

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What I’m Reading: Revival

I read a tremendous amount of Stephen King as a kid and teenager, but I stopped keeping up with him when he …

A male human wearing a black overcoat, black hat, and a wizard staff stands in front of a grey/brown urban background.

What I’m Reading: Storm Front

I’m finally reading Jim Butcher’s urban fantasy novel Storm Front, Book 1 of the The Dresden Files series. My friends have been raving about it …

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What I’m Reading: A Night Without Stars

A Night Without Stars is the latest novel in Peter F. Hamilton’s Commonwealth series of space opera / science fantasy novels. You’ll be excused if that’s …

Cover art for the novel Acceptance, featuring the word "Acceptance" printed over a pink, stylized owl.

What I’m Reading: Acceptance

Acceptance is the third and final novel in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy. The trilogy is reminiscent of a novelized version of the TV show LOST, complete …

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Summer 2016 Reading List

I’ve compiled my summer reading list for 2016. As is normal for me, it’s dominated by space opera and military science fiction, …

What I’m Reading: The Hundred Days

My slow voyage throughPatrick O’Brian’sAubrey/Maturin epic series nears its end with The Hundred Days, his 19th novel . The books are set in the …

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What I’m Reading: Sun of Suns

Sun of Suns takes place in an immense habitable Dyson sphere (or something like a Dyson sphere) inclosing the star Virga. A …

What I’m Reading: Aurora

Aurora is Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel about the crew of a generational starship finally arriving at their destination … and dealing with …

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What I’m Reading: Seveneves

My summer reading list is progressing nicely. I finished up my first print novel on the list, Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth …