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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

The Killing of Worlds  - Scott Westerfeld The satisfying second half of Succession. Westerfeld uses science and psychology to wrap up the story of [b:The Risen Empire|267022|The Risen Empire (Succession, #1)|Scott Westerfeld|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1312059805s/267022.jpg|1641114] while leaving open options for a sequel. I will need to go back to Anastasia's thoughts as events were unfolding to check them against what she actually knew, but other than that, the plot unfolds and resolves briskly on both a vast and personal scale without too many now-wait-a-minute moments. Pleasurable and engaging science fiction that doesn't sacrifice emotion for physics.