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Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

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The Power by Naomi Alderman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Viking

Summary:  In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who larks around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with...

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Book Review: Red Mars (Mars Trilogy #1) by Kim Stanley Robinson

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Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Spectra

Summary:   In his most ambitious project to date, award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research & cutting-edge science in the 1st of a trilogy chronicling the colonization of Mars: For eons, sandstorms have swept the desolate landscape. For centuries, Mars has beckoned humans to conquer its hostile...

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Book Review: Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh

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Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Orbit

Summary:  Years in the future, dead women in cryogenic dating farms await rich, lonely suitors to resurrect them and take them home. LOVE MINUS EIGHTY follows interconnected lives touched by these dating farms. There's Rob, who accidentally kills a jogger, then sells everything to visit her, seeking her forgiveness but...

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Book Review: Faller by Will McIntosh

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Faller by Will McIntosh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Tor Books

Summary:   Day One

No one can remember anything--who they are, family and friends, or even how to read. Reality has fragmented and Earth consists of an islands of rock floating in an endless sky. Food, water, electricity--gone, except for what people can find, and they can't find much.

Faller's pockets contain tantalizing clues: a...

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Book Review: Bannerless (Bannerless Saga #1) by Carrie Vaughn

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Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin

Summary:   A mysterious murder in a dystopian future leads a novice investigator to question what she's learned about the foundation of her population-controlled society. Decades after economic and environmental collapse destroys much of civilization in the United States, the Coast Road region isn't just surviving but...

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