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murfman
House of Suns | Alastair Reynolds
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This was my first foray into Alastair Reynolds and I must say that I will be reading more of him in the future! This was a fantastic bit of hard sci-fi that I enjoyed. I brought in the familiar trope of What is Human? but in a slightly different method. A very enjoyable, if not a must read, for hard sci-fi fans for sure.

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murfman
Blindsight | Peter Watts
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This is a dense, slow, frustrating little book. It is also containing one of the greatest reveals that I can recall in sci-fi. The book forces you to step so far outside of what we consider to be our comfort zone, not just personally, but culturally, and as a species as a whole. It is undoubtedly on someone's Sci-fi Must Read List, and it is on mine now as well.

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RamsFan1963
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I don't say this often, but I HATED this book! I HATED everything about it. I HATED the 50s American white male exceptionalism attitude. I HATED that each female character was introduced by describing her breast size and how her legs and ass looks in a skirt/dress. I HATED the pig of a main character, who used his two divorces as an excuse to treat women like dirt, to use them then toss them aside when he was bored. Continued in comments ⬇️⬇️

RamsFan1963 Bova has written some great novels, but this is a racist, sexist mess. I can't think of one good thing to say about it. 6mo
CampbellTaraL Oof. Between your reaction and the book's description... This one doesn't stand a chance on Litsy, that's for sure. 6mo
Lizpixie Wow. Guess I‘ll be avoiding this one like the plague(or like covid😋) 6mo
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PaperbackPirate Tell us how you really feel! 😂 Too bad we can‘t stack to a list of books to avoid on here. 6mo
The_Book_Ninja What a review! You savaged that book😂 6mo
DivineDiana Won‘t go near this one! 6mo
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majkia
Redemption Ark | Alastair Reynolds

Reynolds can weave a complex story with far future imaginings. Advances in medicine, and longevity, genetic uplift of non-humans (in this case monkeys and pigs), and alien tech no one can really figure out - either how it works, or what it's for.

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

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catsuit_mango
Bone Silence | Alastair Reynolds
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Late breakfast and a very purple morning.

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TracyReadsBooks
Planetes Omnibus | Makoto Yukimura
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I really enjoyed this story about the crew of a sanitation ship tasked with collecting debris in space. It also a story about climate change, fossil fuels, the environment & the environmental impact of space travel. Definite Expanse vibes in that the story also deals with the realities of living in space/space travel—debris, gravity, radiation sickness, oxygen supply, the time it takes to travel, all sorts of things. I‘ll definitely read more.

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BookwormAHN
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In book 2 of Thrawn Ascendancy, Jixtus tries to start a civil was among the Chiss while Thrawn is working on tracking down the last of the pirates from the last book.
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Nessavamusic Great job! 7mo
Roary47 Awesome! 7mo
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The_Book_Ninja
Redemption Ark | Alastair Reynolds
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I read this as the 3rd in the series in a Revelation Space omnibus on the kindle but it‘s more a direct follow-up to the 1st book. As always, the ideas are superb and the book zips along at warp factor 9 for the first 75%. Then the breaks go on and the denouement we are promised doesn‘t materialise. I feel like the last part of the book was changed to give us a build up to an epilogue that serves as a prelude to the next book. A great read though.

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quirkyreader
Iceworld | Hal Clement
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Michigan in March.

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Traci1
Revelation Space | Alastair Reynolds
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February's #bookspinbingo. No blackout this month but got a fair bit knocked out. Many were off my physical tbr, so that's good.