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The Calculating Stars

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Lady Astronaut Novel #1. Meteorite wipes out Washington D.C., climate change, better get some off-Earth colonies started! Set in the 50s. I really liked it a lot, read the darn thing in one 24-hour period!

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4/2019

The Consuming Fire

Scalzi, John
I guess this is book two in the Interdependency Sequence. The author should maybe include a Glossary, I was unfamiliar with some of the words used, especially that one that started with "F"... Who talks like that? Well, except for my friend. Good story as I got more engaged with it in the second half. Laughed out loud a couple of times, even. Hope I remember the story when the next one comes out!

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4/2019

The Raven Tower

Leckie, Ann
I don't know if this is gonna be a series, if so, it is the first one volume. Anyway, the narrator is a big rock, recounting the adventures of Eolo, who is aide to Lord Marat. I like it a lot, I'd read the next no problemo.

Quote:

"I'll have to kill them both, then," she said, her voice slightly exasperated, as though she had just been presented with a minor, unexpected chore. -- pg. 338

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4/2019

Less

Greer, Andrew Sean
A guy goes on a trip around the world to avoid going to his former lover's marriage ceremony. Humorous, and I wept at the end of the book.

Quote:

"Mr. Peleu, you've packed everything; now what are we going to wear?" -- page 193.

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4/2019

Ancestral Night

Bear, Elizabeth
White Space book 1. Haimy Dz is a partner on a space salvage tug. Good story!

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4/2019

Adventures Among Ants

Moffett, Mark
Really good non-fiction book about ants. Lots of science stuff, yet pretty readable by the average idiot, like me. Lots of interesting anecdotes, too.

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3/2019

Two Kinds Of Truth

Connelly, Michael
Bosch gets accused of fabricating evidence by a death-row prisoner. Very excellent story!

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3/2019

The Kalahari Typing School For Men

McCall Smith, Alexander
I think that I am starting to get into this series, now that I've read maybe three!

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2/2019

Water To The Angels

Standiford, Les
Very good book about William Mulholland and the building of the Los Angeles aqueduct.

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2/2019

Go Saddle The Sea

Aiken, Joan
Felix Brooke series, #1. Felix runs away from his home in Spain to England where his deceased father is from. Pretty good story, once it gets started.

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2/2019

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