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Hard Sci-fi, Dystopia, Space, High Fantasy and Speculative Fiction are my drugs.

I like to make lists and write stuff on my blog.

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Rhythm of War (2020, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 5 stars

The Stormlight Archive saga continues in Rhythm of War, the eagerly awaited sequel to …

commented on Latium by Romain Lucazeau

Latium (French language, 2017, Éditions Denoël) 4 stars

Dans un futur lointain, l’espèce humaine a succombé à l’Hécatombe. Reste, après l’extinction, un peuple …

It is immediately clear that the author is heavy into philosophy. I had to reread a few paragraphs to keep things clear in my head, but now I've caught on to what's happening. It looks like I am in for a very interesting story.

Master of the Revels (The Borough Press) 3 stars

In this brilliant sequel to The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.—an enthralling, history-bending adventure …

Surprising suspenseful

4 stars

Hard to put down. I was deep into plot and characters. The story is absurd, but that was what I needed.

As a fan of dystopia and speculative hard sci-fi, it was great to have a lighthearted read like this. I like history, but am not a history nerd. I thought Shakespeare was fine as a student, and I am an English professor, but I am not at all a Shakespeare nerd. History and Shakespeare are two main themes here and it didn't bother me one bit to learn some interesting tidbits along the way.

Sure, I wouldn't have read the first book in the series had Neal Stephenson not been the coauthor. I admit that. I am certainly glad that the story continued on here.

Hope to read another absurd story in this series someday.