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Keeper of Enchanted Rooms (Whimbrel House, #1)

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Fun sto­ry. While it's about mag­ic and it has a sort of mag­ic sys­tem it feels more like a late 19th cen­tu­ry nov­el of man­ner­s, with just some mi­nor mag­i­cal el­e­ments in it.

If you like that kind of thing, then this is your kind of thing?

Agent of the Terran Empire (Flandry, #3)

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I had fond mem­o­ries of read­ing An­der­son and oth­er clas­sic Sci­Fi of the same vin­tage when I was a kid.

Well, that seems to be the right age. On one hand, a kid is apt to be car­ried away by the ad­ven­ture, which is fun, while al­so ig­nor­ing the mis­oginy, the ca­su­al chau­vin­is­m, the jin­go­is­m, the gen­er­al metaphor­i­cal racism and a whole lot of oth­er isms and in­ys which, as a grown up, re­al­ly dull the en­joy­ment of the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Columbus Was A Dope

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Not go­ing to make this long, since it's just a short sto­ry, but it's a nice com­bi­na­tion of re­al­ly out­dat­ed writ­ing and an ear for a kind of di­a­log that no hu­man ev­er used :-)

Brute Force

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Not bad, ac­tu­al­ly!

Bet­ter than the lat­est books I read from the au­thor. In­ter­est­ing se­tup, di­a­log on­ly marginal­ly cringe.

Ful­fill­ing the word quo­ta.

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