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Embassytown - Digital -
Strong science fiction elements and satisfying philosophical thought experiments make this an appealing book for a variety of readers. - Jan. 20, 2013
The Windup Girl - Digital -
The slow pace and straightforward style counteract the strong setting, resulting in a mediocre read. - Sept. 7, 2012
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Paperback -
A unique and interesting, albeit depressing, take on the post-apocalyptic genre. - June 1, 2012
The Man in the High Castle - Paperback -
A great idea that is more tiresome than enthralling in its execution. - April 15, 2012
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth - Digital -

I began reading the version of A Journey to the Centre of the Earth that is available for free on Amazon for the Kindle. After the first three chapters, however, …

- Jan. 20, 2012
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Hardcover -

I enjoyed this book a lot, much more so than Stranger in a Strange Land, which is the only other book by Heinlein that I've read. First of all, …

- Dec. 29, 2011
Laddertop - Paperback -

Laddertop is full of interesting ideas and some clever dialogue. I enjoyed the art style, though I found myself unable to follow who was who in the parts where the …

- Nov. 20, 2011
Neuromancer - Paperback -

The world that Gibson creates in Neuromancer is by far the best aspect of the book. You don't even have to consider the time period it was written to appreciate …

- Sept. 10, 2011
The Last Book in the Universe - Hardcover -

Last Book is a quick, fun read. The highlight of it for me was the language that Philbrick develops. From the beginning there is a certain rhythm to all the …

- June 4, 2011
The Dark Tower and Other Stories - Paperback -

It's probably a good thing that "The Dark Tower" never made it to publication in its current form. As it is, it doesn't quite fit in with the other books …

- Sept. 18, 2010
Perelandra - Paperback -

This is the second time I've read Perelandra, but it has been about 10 years since that first reading experience. Surprisingly (or perhaps not considering how much I enjoyed …

- June 7, 2010
The Ringworld Engineers - Paperback -

I read the prequel to this book (Ringworld) several years ago, and only vaguely remember what happened in it. Obviously, this was before the book database. I did …

- May 31, 2010
Unwind - Hardcover -

I would like to evaluate this book in terms of themes and ideas on one hand, and actual literary skill and composition on the other. First, this is a fascinating …

- May 18, 2010
Stranger in a Strange Land - Paperback -

The first half or so of Stranger is quite good. The idea of a human so foreign that he must learn all the aspects of language, culture, and history that …

- Feb. 13, 2010
And Another Thing... - Hardcover -

I really wanted to like And Another Thing"¦. I have such fond memories of reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in college, and I have loved everything else …

- Jan. 10, 2010
Beyond the Blue Event Horizon - Paperback -

Clearly I must have enjoyed Beyond the Blue Event Horizon considering I read it in about four days. It's interesting, though, because for the first couple days it really didn't …

- Dec. 8, 2009
Dune - Paperback -

This is actually the second time I've read Dune, the first being several years ago in college. While I still enjoyed it, I remember enjoying it more the first …

- Oct. 31, 2009
The Fall of Hyperion - Paperback -

The two aspects I enjoyed the most in Hyperion are completely absent in the second book. First of all, instead of a series of short stories that, when combined, reveal …

- Sept. 5, 2009
Hyperion - Paperback -

Hyperion initially struck me as a dense, confusing book. Though this may sound like a complaint, it is actually a quality I appreciate in science fiction and fantasy books. Rather …

- Aug. 21, 2009
Out of the Silent Planet - Paperback -

This is actually the second time reading Out of the Silent Planet for me. I remember enjoying the book greatly the first time, and I did enjoy this time as …

- March 23, 2009
Ender in Exile - Hardcover -

Ender in Exile is an excellent book. The name, however, is a little deceiving. The majority of the book, which Card admits in the afterword was not the original intention, …

- March 2, 2009
Watchmen - Paperback -

Watchmen is one of the few graphic novels I have read, so some of the aspects of it that I found interesting or sophisticated may be common or even cliché …

- Feb. 21, 2009
Gateway - Paperback -

One of the aspects that I enjoyed so much about Gateway, however, was that the story wasn't told in nearly so straightforward of a manner. Rather, each odd chapter centered …

- Jan. 10, 2009

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