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Happy for a non-corporate alternative SFF, mystery,comics, gardening, science, philosophy.

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Annalee Newitz: The Terraformers (Hardcover, Tor Books) 4 stars

From science fiction visionary Annalee Newitz comes The Terraformers, a sweeping, uplifting, and illuminating exploration …

It seems I liked this much better than the average reader on this site. I really enjoyed the way that it dealt with so many themes that are important today -- corporatism, environmentalism, neurodiversity just to name a few.

John Gwynne: Hunger of the Gods (2022, Little, Brown Book Group Limited) 5 stars

The Hunger of the Gods continues John Gwynne's acclaimed Norse-inspired epic fantasy series, packed with …

Once again, there's a slow start with a large cast and lots of names to learn or remember. But once it gets going, it's a runaway train of action and adventure. The battle scenes are brutal and visceral, the horror elements horrific. Highly recommended if you are looking for a Viking style fantasy read.

Si Clarke: The Left Hand of Dog (Paperback, 2021, White Hart Fiction) 4 stars

Didn't Meet My Expectations

4 stars

When your book is compared to Adams & Pratchett, it's very difficult to live up to those comparisons. Maybe that's what happened here. It's not that this is a bad book, but I never felt connected to this quirky band of misfits. The humor never quite hit, and the references to other SFF felt a bit forced.