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text 2017-12-28 19:18
On Sale: 80% off (mostly under $1.50 Kindle Monthly Deals) Science Fiction
Across a Billion Years - Robert Silverberg
The Dispatcher - John Scalzi
The Furthest Station - Ben Aaronovitch
Cast in Chaos - Michelle Sagara,Michelle Sagara West
Blood Kissed - Keri Arthur
Bannerless (The Bannerless Saga) - Carrie Vaughn
A Fall of Moondust (Arthur C. Clarke Collection) - Arthur C. Clarke
Fortress of Ice - C.J. Cherryh

36 SF genre books; highlighted above are just ones by authors I recognize.

 

Blood Kissed (The Lizzie Grace Series Book 1) - Keri Arthur  is likely to be more Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy than Science Fiction genre.

 

Fortress of Ice - C.J. Cherryh is a truly excellent series.

 

On sale in he SF section of kindle monthly deals (special offer that showed on my kindle device) .

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-10-29 19:41
The Furthest Station - Ben Aaronovitch

This is less about BIG IMPORTANT STUFF and more about just hanging out with the characters. I thought there was an underlying silver age vibe to all of this. Very enjoyable for what it is.

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review 2017-10-19 15:57
The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
The Furthest Station - Ben Aaronovitch

Series: Rivers of London/Peter Grant #5.7 (not sure why it isn't 5.5)

 

This novella is an excellent little interlude with a mystery involving ghosts on the Underground and showcases many of our favourite characters: Nightingale, Toby, Abigail, Jaget, and Molly. Even Guleed gets a mention although she doesn't make an appearance. We get exposed to a little bit of the history of the Folly and it's just all around good fun.

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text 2017-10-19 03:39
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 118 pages.
The Furthest Station - Ben Aaronovitch

Ok, I'll admit it. Part of the reason I skimmed through Pietr le Letton was because I really wanted to crack open this book.

 

Wish me luck with my bedtime reading!

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review 2017-09-30 15:53
"The Furthest Station - Peter Grant/Rivers of London 5.7" by Ben Aaronovitch
The Furthest Station - Ben Aaronovitch

The combination of Ben Aaronvitch's witty, observant, compassionate prose with Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's nuanced narration is irresistible.

 

For most of the book, I listened with a smile on my face as Peter Grant shares his views on people, architecture, policing and music while navigating another well-constructed plot that weaves magic, history, location and the strengths and weaknesses of human nature into a compelling story.

 

It wasn't all smiles. Peter Grant is not supercilious. He cares about his struggle to right wrongs or at least to minimise the damage they inflict on the innocent. The books are fundamentally compassionate. They are also laced with sadness and loss. In "The Furthest Station" I found myself feeling sympathy for the ghost of a child and concerned about her fate. Of course, I also found myself amused by the emergence of a young river god and cheering the progress made by Peter's brilliant and cocky young niece.

 

At 144 pages this is a short book. I was concerned that I would find it to be a pumped-up short  story served up to keep the interest of the reading public until the next novel is ready but I put my faith in Ben Aaronovitch and was rewarded with a compact but perfectly formed story that re-immersed me in Grant's world, moved the ensemble cast of characters on and delivered a modern fairytale enlivened with wit and made relevant to today's London. It was a little over three hours of high quality, emotionally engaging, entertainment.

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