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Out on Blue Six

  • Author: Ian McDonald
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    Had a bit of a hard time finishing the book. At a certain point around 2/3rds of the way in the language got just too flowery and psychodelic.

    In any case, it's pretty good!

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • Author: Neal Stephenson
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    Best Stephenson in years.

    Looks like having Nicole Galland as a co-author has done wonders.

    Plot is tighter, writing is even, and the book even has an ending! Yes, an actual ending!

    So this is probably more of a Galland book? I need to read more of what she has written.

Votan and Other Novels

  • Author: John James
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    This is a good book, and a long book. It's three books, which are pretty different, and I am not sure the idea of grouping them was *great* but hey, it works.

    I got to it via a recommendation by Neil Gaiman, and the first two are a lot of fun.

    The third one ... is not. It's good, in a totally different way, and I feel happy to have read it even though it was so ... unpleasant to read? It made me feel unpleasant things a lot of the time? But that's ok.