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markk rated it 2 years ago
Short-story anthologies can often be a mixed bag consisting of both the good and the bad. This is one of the reasons why Gardiner Dozios and Stanley Schmidt’s book stands out; taken from the pages of both Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine and Analog Science Fiction and Fact, it offers a stronger ...
Tannat rated it 4 years ago
Eifelheim turns the usual less technologically-advanced culture meets advanced alien culture trope on its head by making the less technologically-advanced culture mediaeval Germans and filtering all those typical advanced SF concepts through a mediaeval mindset and vocabulary. I mean, you have an al...
Daryl Reads
Daryl Reads rated it 5 years ago
Michael Flynn is such an excellent writer. I don't know how he writes with such skill and pulls you in and immerses you into his stories. Captive Dreams is a collection of short stories tied together by 'location'. I plan to read everything he writes... As an aside, I can't quite figure out why "U...
YouKneeK rated it 5 years ago
This book was ok, but it didn’t really grab me and keep me interested throughout the entire book. The premise is that, instead of the global warming that most people predicted, Earth entered into an ice age. Everybody’s attempts to "go green" and limit pollution actually helped hasten that ice age...
Brad Horner's Books
Brad Horner's Books rated it 7 years ago
In all fairness, I ought to give one or two more stars to this novel for the following reasons.The sheer amount of research put into the novel to make a complete picture of a small medieval German town and it's surrounding politics, not to mention the great walk-on parts of Occam and the peripheral ...
Tyler's Blog
Tyler's Blog rated it 7 years ago
Really good book. It was very well-written, although the prose may be a little dense or descriptive for some people. I thought the plot was very good, though it is slow-moving. There are a lot of characters to keep track of, although I think Flynn does a good job of developing them. All in all a ver...
Datepalm rated it 7 years ago
Kind of over long and rather tedious, but also compelling.
Goat Heads and Sand Burrs, P. Kirby's Reading Blog
Finished? Well, not quite.Giving up because no matter how hard I try, I can't get into this thing. Although it is billed as a "space opera," it's more like hard-as-diamonds SF with an abundance of purple prose. (Bailed at 48%.)I confess, I bought it because it passed the first page test:"Everything ...
D3's Booklog
D3's Booklog rated it 7 years ago
High 3.5 stars_The January Dancer_ is a very good space opera…I wish it had tipped over into great. There is a lot going on here to love: a sufficiently deep future history created through the liberal use of allusion that references any number of existing earth cultures (heavily relying on Celtic an...
thistle rated it 8 years ago
I give up.
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