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The Expert System's Brother (Expert System, #1)

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Fun old fash­ioned sto­ry

This is the kind of medi­um length sto­ry that would have been on the cov­er of a pulpy mag­a­zine in 1959, up­dat­ed to 202­some­thing.

Strong Jack Vance vibes.

A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan, #1)

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So, so good.

It's easy to find com­mon points be­tween this book and Asi­mov's Foun­da­tion se­ries. Ga­lac­tic em­pires, plan­e­tary cities... Don't let that fool you.

This book is all the things Foun­da­tion is not, in a good way. It's well writ­ten, the plot is in­ter­est­ing, the so­ci­ety it de­scribes feels for­eign and at­ten­tion-­catch­ing.

Sci­ence fic­tion has im­proved a lot in the past 70 years, and any­one think­ing of rec­om­mend­ing an old gold­en age clas­sic for any rea­son oth­er than his­to­ri­og­ra­phy should rec­om­mend this book in­stead.

Be­cause the gold­en age of sci­fi is now.

Legends & Lattes

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It's pleas­an­t.

This sto­ry of, ba­si­cal­ly, a small busi­ness-orc try­ing to get her cof­fee shop off the ground is pos­i­tive­ly de­light­ful.

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