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Brandon Sanderson’s Shadows of Self is a fun but heart-wrenching return to the world of Mistborn

Shadows of Self Brandon Sanderson ★★★★ Tor, Oct. 6, 2015. Damn you Sanderson! Well, not really, because then I wouldn’t be able to see how this ends. But damn, what a gut punch at the end of Shadows of Self. … Continue reading

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Review: “The Dark Forest” by Liu Cixin

The Dark Forest Liu Cixin; Joel Martinsen ★★★★ ½ Tor, 2015. “The universe is a dark forest. Every civilization is an armed hunter stalking through the trees like a ghost, gently pushing aside branches that block the path and trying to … Continue reading

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YA Wednesday: “Half a War” by Joe Abercrombie

Half a War Joe Abercrombie ★★★½ Del Rey, 2015. “Only half a war is fought with swords” Joe Abercrombie opens Half a War, the slightly disappointing finale to his YA “Shattered Sea” trilogy, with that epigram, as Father Yarvi’s oath … Continue reading

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Review: “Aurora” by Kim Stanley Robinson

Aurora Kim Stanley Robinson ★★★★★ Orbit, 2015. My God, I loved this book. Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest is a bit of a departure, casting aside the optimism of interplanetary colonization that marked the “Mars” trilogy and the magnificent 2312 for a … Continue reading

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Review: “Corsair” by James L. Cambias

Corsair James L. Cambias ★★★ ½ Tor, 2015. James L. Cambias follows up his acclaimed debut, A Darkling Sea, with this brisk techno-thriller about piracy — in cyberspace and in real space. There’s even a little Jimmy Buffet style middle-aged piracy … Continue reading

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