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One of the best-built alien ecosystems in the history of science fiction, and one of my favorite kick-ass heroines, too.
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Dragons plus Napoleonic-era tall ships: great tastes that taste great together.
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He is the reason for the season. You'd better watch out.
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Vivid and exciting SF by and for the meaning of books, with characters not all white and not all straight.
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The title story presents the basic premise of James Cameron's Avatar -- except in 1957, and better.
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Las Vegas is built on the power of cards. Tarot cards. actual post date: Dec. 22, 2009
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Steampunk + genetic engineering + August 1914 + girl-in-disguise = gripping, ripping yarn.
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By one of the great stylists of fantasy, a tale of magic and life in the kitchen. actual post date: Dec. 12, 2009.
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I am going to put aside my uncertainties and talk about Oscar Wao and what it seemed like to me, regardless of authorial intention (which is so last millennium, anyway).
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A complex fantasy of near-Pratchettian wit and commentary. The rules for Epic Drama are especially funny and meta. As I was reading, I dithered about whether I was going to be able to recommend this book, because of something in the early chapters that really got under my skin. In the event I do recommend it [...]
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