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Best of the best 20 years of the years best science fiction

Dozois, Gardner
A whole bunch of stories (37), edited by Dozois, which I cannnot imagine how one pronounces, that were mostly pretty good, some excellent, and a couple I didn't care for. I think my favorite was Even The Queen, by Connie Willis. I remember I read a story of hers in Galileo twenty years ago, and was charmed by it.

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7/2006

Best science fiction stories of the year Sixth annual collection

Dozois, Gardner
Eight stories pub. in 1976 selected by Dozois. John Varleys "Air Raid" Ive read before, it is mind-blowing. "Custer's Last Jump" by Utley and Waldrop goes on a bit, but it's pretty good. Michel Bishops "The Samurai And The Willows" was kinda sad on a very depressing weekend.

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11/2006

The Best Of The Best Volume 2

Dozois, Gardner
Thirteen novellas by various authors. A couple of them I liked a whole bunch. Beggars In Spain, by Nancy Kress, was pretty darn good.

Words I Had To Look Up:

ecopoiesis(pg. 469)-- The creation of an artificially-generated, sustainable ecosystem on a lifeless planet

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2/2010

The New Space Opera 2

Dozois, Gardner
Edited with Johnathan Strahan. Nineteen stories, most of which are too esoteric for my plebeian tastes. My favorites was the Scalzi, but I may be prejudiced.

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11/2012

In The Stormy Red Sky

Drake, David
This is book number seven but the first RCN book I've read, but the characters' names seem very familiar. Especially Lt. Vesey. I can't explain it.

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8/2009

Some Golden Harbor

Drake, David
Book number five in the Lt. Leary/RCN series. Pellegrino invades Dunbar's World, Leary and company intervene.

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1/2013

The Complete Hammer's Slammers, vol. 1

Drake, David
A collection of stories about the tank mercenaries of outer space. Lots of tank action.

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7/2007

What Distant Deeps

Drake, David
Daniel Leary finds a plot at Zenobia. Eighth book in the series

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8/2015

Copper Sun

Draper, Sharon
An African girl is kidnapped by slavers and hauled off to the Carolinas, ends up being purchased as a gift for the master's son. Eventually she escapes to Spanish Florida.

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10/2012

The Battle Of Jericho

Draper, Sharon
High school teen wants to join an exclusive club, hazing leads to tragic end. A cautionary tale. Depressing, too.

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6/2003

So You Want To Be A Wizard

Duane, Dianne
Hey, I read this before, why isn't it in here? Oh, must have been before 1998. Well, I read it again, it is still cute. Girl escaping bullys find refuge in the library, discovers book about becoming a wizard, does so.

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6/2009

Pantoms In The Snow

Duble, Kathleen Benner
Noah, an newly-orphaned fifteen-year-old, is sent to live with the uncle he has never met. Uncle is a soldier stationed at Ft. Hale, Colorado, where he is part of the winter-warfare "ski" soldiers known as the "Phantoms". Good story, Noah's pacifistic upbringing causes him some conflict as he goes through training. Good story! Uhh, that should be "Phantoms"...

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5/2011

My Friends The Misses Kindness

Duncan, Jane
Janet takes a boat trip back home to Scotland after her husband passes away. She meets three sisters (triplets)who are the life of the ship. They think. The colorful book jacket led me to believe this book would be a humerous tale. Made me think of a Readers Digest Condensed Books story titled Warm Bodies by Donald R. Morris. Except that the Morris book is about the Navy.The book Im thinking of was about a doctor on a cruise ship. But I digress. As I was saying, it is not. Humerous, that is. It IS one of the last of around 25 books the author wrote before she passed away. They were rather popular in the day, there are several web sites and a Wikipedia article devoted to her.

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11/2006

A Gift Of Magic

Duncan, Lois
Read this before, read it again. Teen Nancy and he family, minus dad, move to Florida, for what will be and extended stay. Without dad, she leans, as her parents are getting divorced. The last line brought many tears.

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12/2011

Peggy

Duncan, Lois
Fictionography of Peggy Shippen, wife of Benedict Arnold. She comes off as a bit of a ball-buster.

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1/2003

The Bookman's Wake

Dunning, John
Book seller traces fine press edition of The Raven. Read sometime in the past.

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The City Of Ember

DuPrau, Jeanne
Two teens live in decaying city and think there must be a way to fix things. Enjoyable kids story. Has a map!

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11/2003

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5/2012

The Diamond Of Darkhold

DuPrau, Jeanne
Good finale to the series. Lina and Doon go back to Ember to see if they can find food and supplies to help the people of Sparks make it through the winter.

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5/2012

The People Of Sparks

DuPrau, Jeanne
Lina and Doon and the people of Ember escape the dying underground city and end up on the surface in the town of Sparks.

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5/2012

The Prophet Of Yonwood

DuPrau, Jeanne
Third book in series, pretty good, not what I expected!

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5/2012
20 books displayed
[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alcott - Anderson] [Andreae - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Balf] [Ballard - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnes] [Barnhill - Barr] [Barr - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beattie - Bivald] [Black - Block] [Block - Bonham] [Borchert - Brenaman] [Brennert - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Cannell] [Cannell - Card] [Card - Caunitz] [Caunitz - Choldenko] [Choldenko - Clarke] [Clarke - Cody] [Cody - Colfer] [Colfer - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Corbett] [Corcoran - Crais] [Crais - Crichton] [Crichton - Curry] [Curry - Cussler] [Cussler - Dean] [Deaver - Dixon] [Dixon - Dowell] [Dozois - DuPrau] [Durham - Emerson] [Emerson - Evanovich] [Evans - Farmer] [Farmer - Fitzhugh] [Flanagan - Flinn] [Flint - Foster] [Foster - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Freedman] [Freedman - Gaiman] [Galli - Gerber] [Gibbons - Gores] [Gores - Granger] [Granger - Greenfield] [Greenlaw - Grimes] [Grimes - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hallinan] [Hallinan - Hautman] [Hautman - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heller] [Heller - Herman] [Herman - Hess] [Hess - Hiaasen] [Higgins - Hobb] [Hobb - Horvath] [Hosseini. - Irving] [Iversen - John, and Travis S. Taylor] [Johnson - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kellog] [Kellog - King] [King - Klise] [Klise - Krakauer] [Kratman - Lansing] [Larson - Leckie] [Leckie - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Lovelace] [Low - Lynch] [Lynch - Maguire] [Malzberg - Martin] [Martin - Mass] [Massey - McCaffrey] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meloy] [Meluch - Modesitt Jr.] [Modesitt, Jr. - Moon] [Moon - Mowat] [Muchamore - Nicholson] [Nicholson - Norton] [Norton - O'Brian] [O'Brian - O'Nan] [O'Rourke - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Patterson] [Patterson - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Perez-Reverte] [Perkins - Pohl] [Pohl - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pratchett] [Prineas - Pullman] [Pullman - Reedy] [Reeve - Richardson] [Richardson - Robinson] [Robinson - Rowling] [Rowling - Ryan] [Ryan - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Schweikher] [Science Fiction DAW 30th Anniversary - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Shapero] [Sharenow - Silverberg] [Silverberg - Smith] [Smith - Spinelli] [Spinelli - Steinhauer] [Steinhauer - Stroke] [Stross - Sturgeon] [Summy - Taylord] [Teague - Turner] [Turner - Vachss] [Valente - Vanderpool] [Varley - Watkins] [Watson - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wiles] [Wilks - Woodring] [Woodruff - Zevin] [Zimmerman - Zusak] 

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