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Starfish (Rifters Trilogy Book 1)
Starfish (Rifters Trilogy Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exploe inner space!, 24 April 2015
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Great opportunity to explore "inner space" with rock solid science. Let down by slightly ambivalent characters but a great read none the less.


The Eidolon
The Eidolon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great science and great fiction!, 5 April 2015
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Fine writing, believable characterization and rock solid physics. Slightly let down for me by the cliched nature and abilities of the ghosts. That said, still a really enjoyable read.


Wool (Wool Trilogy Series Book 1)
Wool (Wool Trilogy Series Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard SF without the spaceships, 23 Oct. 2014
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Howey creates a credible but alien world without recourse to mythic fantasy or deep space exploration. His prose is clean and compelling and his characters are rock solid. Highly recommended.


Descent
Descent
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic MacLeod, 19 May 2014
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An engaging read from MacLeod with fantastic characterisation and some elegant prose. The book has the feel of a near future prequel to the fall revolution series and, as such, will appeal to fans of the series. A five star read except to the rather unfulfilling plot resolution. Perhaps we have a Descent series in the offing?


On the Steel Breeze (Poseidons Children Book 2)
On the Steel Breeze (Poseidons Children Book 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable but not vintage Reynolds!, 31 Oct. 2013
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Powerful story telling and strong characterisation as you would expect from Alastair Reynolds. He does well to retain a connected narrative across two different time frames and light years of space without invoking faster than light communication. Unfortunately, elsewhere the hard science is less than credible and his resolution of the central dilemma facing his protagonists smacks of "I woke up and it was all a dream!" That said, still a great read and we can all look forward to the loose ends being tied up in part three.


Degrees Of Freedom: Metrozone Book 3 (Samuil Petrovitch Novels)
Degrees Of Freedom: Metrozone Book 3 (Samuil Petrovitch Novels)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Our likeable anti-hero proves to be unstoppable in this latest Metrozone adventure, 26 Dec. 2012
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Any science fiction series set in London featuring a scrawny anti-hero and gun totting nuns gets my vote. This third installment of the Metrozone series does not disappoint. My only slight criticism would be that our hero's ability to survive crippling injury and soldier on powered only by strong black coffee borders on the unbelievable (unless he has developed immortality as well as anti-gravity!) but that is not going to stop me pre-ordering installment four. Enjoy!


Shades of Gay(Lesbian Family Life)
Shades of Gay(Lesbian Family Life)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hot sex and bad behavior on the football field but not your average tale from the terraces!, 26 Dec. 2012
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Despite its subtitle, this promising first novel from Jane Robinson is at its best during the genuinely funny descriptions of drunken bad behavior at women's league football matches and associated social events and during the steamy descriptions of the sex that soon ensues when the heroine meets her new girlfriend and future life partner. Definitely an author to watch for the future. More sex and comedy please Ms. Robinson!


Count Zero
Count Zero
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 80's cyberpunk still fresh and prophetic, 26 Dec. 2012
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Gibson's tale of a future internet still seems remarkably fresh and prophetic nearly 30 years after its first publication. Characterization is spot on and the high octane thriller unfolds at a relentless pace. The three interlinked story lines converge seamlessly on the finale in which Gibson manages to tie (nearly) everything together in a satisfying conclusion. Highly recommended.


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