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  • Author: Annalee Newitz
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    Reminded me of the books Neal Stephenson wrote when younger, which is a very high compliment. Awesome character development, lovely worldbuilding.

    Looks like having been an editor at io9 sort of guarantees you will write very well (based on a sample size of 2).

A Night in the Lonesome October

  • Author: Roger Zelazny
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    Ah, that pleasure of finding out there was a whole book I had not read of an author I really like.

    This book is awesome, but then again, it's a Zelazny book so you already knew that. It's also fun, and the premise is very weird. Which are nice to haves.

Invasion (Alien Invasion, #1)

  • Author: Sean Platt
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    Is there a name for a character that is a Mary Sue and also a raging, giant asshole? It should be called a Meyer Dempsey, like this book's protagonist.

    This is not a great book. It's probably not even a good book. I did finish it and I may give the 2nd one in the series a chance because it's free and it's a somewhat reasonable escapist fantasy, and that's about all the good things I can say about it.

The Handmaid's Tale

  • Author: Margaret Atwood
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    A true classic. As most classics it's not exactly a light read, and this one in particular is unrelentingly depressing.

    Still, a must read.

    A special +1 to Claire Danes reading in the audiobook, it's amazing.