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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 Martian - Andy Weir

Though there's little emotional or psychological depth, Weir's novel (to be physically published next month) is enjoyable for hard SF fans. If you enjoy playing "What if I were snowed in and the power went out?" or "Could I get from DC to LA with only the contents of my car and my wits about me?", you'll probably enjoy this novel of "Can I survive being abandoned for dead on Mars?" 


I'm not able to evaluate most of the science. I do note, however, that the initial windstorm that begins the novel is at speeds that are not well-attested on Mars.