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by Jo Walton
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
I've been reading SF for more than 30 years. I've probably read everything worth reading in the field, and I’ve been always intrigued by the two questions: 1 - What makes a SF book a good example of its kind? 2 - Why is SF relished by practiced readers, while others hate it? Walton's book trie...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 3 years ago
This fulfills that same sweet spot as Hornby's writing for The Believer and Anne Fadiman's Ex Libris: I really enjoy reading what a devoted reader has to say about reading. (Forgive the recursion, please) In this case, Walton is an astoundingly prolific readers, and surely she is the most prolific r...
Anfenwick
Anfenwick rated it 4 years ago
This is a bit of an odd book to get as a library book as I did. 130 essays about desirable books and odd issues related to reading sci-fi and fantasy don't lend themselves ideally to reading from cover to cover before the borrowing time runs out. Still, the author's very readable and interesting sty...
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