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Weapons Free (Battlecorps Anthology)
Weapons Free (Battlecorps Anthology)
by Jason Schmetzer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.80

4.0 out of 5 stars A solid (if somewhat downbeat) story collection, 25 May 2014
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BattleTech fans will know what to expect from the Battlecorps anthologies by now: a solid, downbeat but varied collection of war stories in a universe designed for little else. The pieces in this collection have no remarkable standouts, but also no failures - it's

For new readers, this collection will give a good taste of some of the universe's feel and some interesting war stories, but it wouldn't be my first-choice-recommended starting point - that actually goes to some of the earlier anthologies.


The Emperor's Soul
The Emperor's Soul
Price: 1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A great short story in an entertaining world, 25 May 2014
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Sanderson revisits his magical first universe here, with all his polished technique. Fans will not need to read this; they'll be buying already.

For the first-time Sanderson reader, this is a great place to start - a short, completely self-contained look at his style of writing.


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5.0 out of 5 stars A+. Just works., 6 April 2011
A+. Cheap, very effective, rapidly delivered. Sticks OK (if not extremely tightly). Print quality in colour is enormously better than I expected in a product this cheap; complex full-colour images print very well on my Canon.


The Crazy Years: Reflections of a Science Fiction Original
The Crazy Years: Reflections of a Science Fiction Original
by Spider Robinson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating collection., 31 Oct 2010
A compilation of Robinson's news column, this book is by turns fascinating, witty and weird. Spider's writing is not always on the mark - but it's always punchy, informed, well expressed and well worth reading.


The Naming Of The Beasts: A Felix Castor Novel
The Naming Of The Beasts: A Felix Castor Novel
by Mike Carey
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful resolution to ongoing plots., 31 Oct 2010
A stunning (and frequently painful) conclusion to the plotline of the last two novels. Carey weaves the threads of his story expertly back together to produce complex and satisfying resolutions. (And in the process, leaves Castor's place in the world neatly changed for future adventure.)


Makers
Makers
by Cory Doctorow
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.35

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid hit that develops gently, 28 Sep 2010
This review is from: Makers (Paperback)
Makers revisits many of Doctorow's favourite themes in passing (his love/hate relationship with Disney shows strongly in this book), but is mostly talking about people who like to do Fun Stuff with their tools. His look at the future of invention and home business is gently downbeat, without the wild teenage enthusiasm of "Little Brother", but his characters are generally well-drawn. Consider this the moment Doctorow's writing grew up; this book lacks the relentless fizzing energy of, say, "Magic Kingdom", but has no shortage of ideas - just more steadily implemented through the eyes of a wider range of characters.
Not flawless (the chief protagonist is a little too good to be true), but always interesting.
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