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The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

I got this book as a Tor monthly freebie. I read it on vacation pretty much because it was a Q title (those are hard to find).

Published: 2010

Genre: science fiction

Length: 336 pages

Setting: mostly Mars, far future

Summary: Short version: A thief searches for memories of himself Continue reading

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Nuking the Noomies by Bill Patterson

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: October 2016 in Chronicle Worlds: Paradisi (Future Chronicles Book 14)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: Paradisi system, late 2000s

Summary: Short version: Unsupervised robots do bad things Continue reading

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A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt

This book has been on my TBR list so long I can’t remember why I added it. I read it now because it was available as an ebook to take on vacation.

Published: 1989

Genre: science fiction

Length: 310 pages

Setting: various places within the Confederacy of Worlds, far future

Summary: Short version: Alex unravels a historical mystery Continue reading

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Provenance by Ann Leckie

I loved her Imperial Radch series, so this was a given to read. I happened to see it sitting out at the library and picked it up as a palate cleanser after reading The Woman in White.

Published: 2017

Genre: science fiction

Length: 439 pages

Setting: mostly near the stations or planets of Tyr and Hwae, after the events of the Imperial Radch trilogy

Summary: Short version: Ingray is at the center of interspecies political wrangling Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Mr. Curiosity wanted me to read some science fiction for a read aloud. My husband suggested this book, which is a classic and right in wheelhouse for the perfect length for a read aloud. Perfect choice!

Published: 1980

Genre: science fiction/humor

Length: 215 pages

Setting: various locations within the Galaxy, present to the time of writing

Summary: Short version: An unplanned trip off Earth leads to surprises Continue reading

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Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

I’ve been following Laffery’s works ever since I found the Heaven series¬† (starting with Heaven: Season One) on podiobooks. I knew I’d eventually read this one as soon as I heard Lafferty was writing it. I was in the mood for some science fiction so it seemed like the time to read the book.

Published: 2017

Genre: science fiction murder mystery

Length: 364 pages

Setting: 2200s-2493 Earth and the spaceship Dormire

Summary: Short version: Closed room murder mystery involving clones Continue reading

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Fleet of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner

I’d seen a few reviews of this book ten years ago when it first came out. It’s set in the Known Space universe, but much earlier than the other books. Ringworld is one of those series that gets talked about so much I feel like I need to at least try a few of the books.

Published: 2007

Genre: science fiction

Length: 299 pages

Setting: 200 years before Ringworld, various planets Continue reading

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