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Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial by Stephen Davis
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The only thing I can really say about this is that I hope the author doesn't actually *believe* the nonsense written, but I'm very afraid that he does.

The story is conspiracy-theory driven and in conflict with documented reality. As someone who became aware of AIDS years before it hit mainstream consciousness -- before it had even acquired the name AIDS -- and as someone with a bit of research and biology training -- I can say that what is presented here is unfortunately a gross misrepresentation of real, named people and of the actual state of research. The cranks are celebrated. The real heroes in the fight are vilified. I love lab-lit; this book just makes me cringe. I'm… Read more
Lilies by Iain Rowan
Lilies by Iain Rowan
4.0 out of 5 stars Strangely hypnotic, 23 Nov 2012
Subtler than the splashing gore of standard horror. Felt a little...unfinished...but that might well have been deliberate. Extremely well written, though not at all what I had expected. A haunting commentary on loss, through the actions of a rather quiet character who wants to love. Yes, this story is worth your time.
Gorilla, My Dreams by David Brin
Gorilla, My Dreams by David Brin
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Dear Mr. Brin,

I know that you know how to write. There is no excuse.

Maybe you did this as a way to blow off steam, a little light-hearted fun, or who knows, maybe you were just drunk. I'm willing to believe that you had fun doing this, anyway. But for the love of all that is good about the written word, some things should just never see the light of day.

I mean really, if you have to do things like this, fine -- but please, do them in private, and wash your hands afterwards.

We your readers would thank you for this.


I must now go scrub my brain. Bleach is called for.


More seriously:… Read more

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