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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.

Miss Moriarty, I Presume? (Lady Sherlock #6)

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Aban­doned it :-(

This se­ries start­ed on a re­al­ly high note, but this one just did­n't click for me. No "de­tec­tive" work, and a ex­treme­ly long and arid se­quence of peo­ple go­ing around from one place to an­oth­er for no ap­par­ent rea­son broke me.

Giv­ing it two stars which I take as "not my cup of tea".

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