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The Card Catalog
Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures
Book - 2017
Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales edited by Ellen Datlow
Web Resource
I admire what this anthology tried to do: a collection of avian-themed stories exploring the dark and magical qualities of birds. Adherence to the central...Show more I admire what this anthology tried to do: a collection of avian-themed stories exploring the dark and magical qualities of birds. Adherence to the central theme is spotty - some stories feature birds prominently and some barely have them at all. Some stories were creepy and some weren't. Some were just odd. One expects a degree of inconsistency in the quality of work in any anthology, but this one is more scattershot than most. Some are excellent, some are bad to the point they shouldn't have been included, and most are forgettable. Chalk this up to a poor job of editing. Show less
Dog Songs
Thirty-five Dog Songs and One Essay
Book - 2013
Celestial Mechanics
A Tale of A Mid-winter Night
Book - 2017
The Silent Corner
A Novel
Book - 2017
The World of Lore
Monstrous Creatures
Book - 2017
The Long Sunset by Jack McDevitt
Web Resource
This isn't McDevitt's best work. He offers some interesting ideas but nothing very dramatic or compelling. It's a tepid story. This isn't McDevitt's best work. He offers some interesting ideas but nothing very dramatic or compelling. It's a tepid story. Show less
After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley by Rob Reid
Web Resource
I read an ARC of this book when it was titled "Forever On". It has a compelling central idea, it's well paced, and the characters are likeable, ...Show more I read an ARC of this book when it was titled "Forever On". It has a compelling central idea, it's well paced, and the characters are likeable, if shallowly realized. But the writing is amateurish and the structure deeply muddled, with an overabundance of snark and ham-handed social commentary. It tries way too hard to be cool and fails. Show less
What the Hell Did I Just Read
A Novel of Cosmic Horror
Book - 2017
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