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Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth
J.R.R. Tolkien
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension
Michio Kaku
Swords in the Mist
Fritz Leiber
Helping Children with Autism Learn: Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals
Bryna Siegel
The Apex Book of World SF
Lavie Tidhar, Dean Francis Alfar, S.P. Somtow, Jetse de Vries, Kaaron Warren, Zoran Živković, Aliette de Bodard, Mélanie Fazi, Tunku Halim, Anil Menon, Jamil Nasir, Nir Yaniv, Aleksandar Žiljak, Han Song, Guy Hasson, Kristin Mandigma, Yang Ping
The Hugo Award Showcase
Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Michael Swanwick, Kij Johnson, James Alan Gardner, Ian McDonald
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
Jason K. Stearns
The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
David Finch
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story
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November
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Fritz Leiber
Lavie Tidhar, Dean Francis Alfar, S.P. Somtow, Jetse de Vries, Kaaron Warren, Zoran Živković, Aliette de Bodard, Mélanie Fazi, Tunku Halim, Anil Menon, Jamil Nasir, Nir Yaniv, Aleksandar Žiljak, Han Song, Guy Hasson, Kristin Mandigma, Yang Ping
Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Michael Swanwick, Kij Johnson, James Alan Gardner, Ian McDonald
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
September 2013
20
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September 2013
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September 2013
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August 2013
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reviewed: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Others have already said it better than I can. An amazing bit of reporting about people living in the direst sort of poverty...
Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo
finished reading:
August 2013
22
reviewed: The One I Left Behind
I really loved McMahon's Don't Breath a Word, but this thriller just didn't hold up for me. There's a lot of time jumping in...
The One I Left Behind - Jennifer McMahon
finished reading:
July 2013
29
reviewed: Sacrifices
Roger Smith's crime novels set in the environs of Cape Town paint a picture of dystopia and income inequality every bit as ri...
Sacrifices - Roger  Smith
finished reading:
July 2013
24
reviewed: Shift Omnibus Edition
While I enjoyed Wool, this prequel left me cold for a number of reasons. First, there was the protagonist, Donald, whom ever...
Shift Omnibus Edition - Hugh Howey
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July 2013
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June 2013
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reviewed: Thinking Person's Guide to Autism
The best easy to read book I've found that cuts through much of clutter and noise regarding autism. This book is especially ...
Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Everything You Need to Know from Autistics, Parents, and Professionals: 1 - Jennifer Byde Myers, Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Carol Greenburg, Emily Willingham, Liz Ditz
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June 2013
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May 2013
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reviewed: Lankhmar: Swords and Deviltry: 1
Re-reading this book 30 years after first reading it as a teen, it has not aged as well as I expected. This is likely due to...
Swords and Deviltry - Fritz Leiber
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May 2013
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May 2013
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April 2013
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April 2013
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April 2013
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March 2013
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March 2013
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reviewed: The Silmarillion
Unless Tolkien imprinted deeply on your psyche as a child (as he did me), I'm not sure you'd enjoy this, and even then, you'd...
The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien,  Christopher Tolkien
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March 2013
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February 2013
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reviewed: The Hobbit
This is the book that started me reading, when my third grade teacher let me read it instead of a textbook called The Mustard...
The Hobbit -
finished reading:
February 2013
14
reviewed: The Spy Who Loved Me (James Bond Novels)
As a snapshot into male imagining of female charaters circa 1960 it has some historical insterest. Which is a polite way of ...
The Spy Who Loved Me - Ian Fleming
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February 2013
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February 2013
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February 2013
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February 2013
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January 2013
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January 2013
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January 2013
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January 2013
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reviewed: Live and Let Die (James Bond Novels)
A compelling breezy read, but marred by some artifacts of its time, the main one being the sort of patronizing colonialism em...
Live and Let Die - Ian Fleming
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January 2013
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January 2013
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reviewed: SWEET TOOTH
Four stars for being beguiling throughout, but whereas reviewers seemed to have liked the end, I found it highly disappointin...
Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan
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January 2013
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December 2012
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December 2012
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November 2012
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November 2012
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November 2012
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reviewed: Just Like That
A chilling evocation of a criminal. This book is rambly, but that's part of it's strength. It's layered with stories like a...
Just Like That - Les Edgerton
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November 2012
07
reviewed: The Girl Next Door
Harrowing. A horror novel to compare with Lord of the Flies, albeit a bit worse in this case as an adult enables the kids' d...
The Girl Next Door - Jack Ketchum
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November 2012
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October 2012
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reviewed: Capture
Roger Smith's South African noir novels explore conflicts between the lives of the privileged white population and the grindl...
Capture - Roger  Smith
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