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Keith Roberts
Birth date: September 20, 1935
Died: October 05, 2000
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
This is a charming book. It isn't a novel, more a collection of interlinked short stories about the witch Anita. Anita lives with her Granny (who is a forerunner of Granny Weatherwax). The stories cover a wide range of themes, including pollution and urban development. But at the heart there is alwa...
REALJimBob
REALJimBob rated it 7 years ago
Having read and enjoyed the first volume of Mike Ashley' Starting Course follows with the excellent story of Eddie the android, first of the factory line he's embedded into an ordinary family in order to finesse his social skills before he is sent off-world as part of the workforce of humanity's exp...
AC
AC rated it 8 years ago
I found this deadly dull and gave up after 79 pages of descriptions about cables and something (endless) about pistons.... There's always the risk that page 80 will prove to be the deal-maker, of course...; but WTF...(My reading of SF continues to turn up what is for me, at least, one disaster after...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it 10 years ago
A group of somewhat vaguely connected stories set in contemporary Dorset, only not as we know it because England is a mere vassel state of Rome (along with the rest of the world). Dominated and repressed by the Catholic church, many freedoms restricted, scientific progress retarded, linguistically a...
AC
AC rated it 11 years ago
On the other hand, the prints are not as clear as they could be - and mostly consist of details. The accompanying commentary is sparse. The introduction is the best part -- This is a much better book than the pedestrian volume in this series on the northern Dutch painters. Though not flawless, th...
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