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This is a fantastic short story about an antiques collector in a peculiar post-contact world where exccentric aliens do strange deeds. Cory Doctorow has an excellent imagination, and I'm glad to have read this original material. I have to find some more of this guy and see if it's just as good...
05/20/2011
In this post SkinEaters short story, Joe is sobered-up for his well needed hernia operations. Not all goes to plan, and he is entangled in an unfortunate hostage situation at the clinic.
Another stylish story from Taylor, if you read SkinEaters (recommended) then this is unfortunately just a tasty snack in comparison.
05/20/2011
I'm really enjoying this book - great characters, and an excellent way to introduce the zombie theme.

Borland is an unusual hero-type - his body is falling apart, and he's definately a bit insane, and there is a good opposite balance with Hyde (the skinned "partner").

Definately can be reccommended. A well written and flowing story.
04/29/2011
Really good story that starts in a late medieval rural setting with fortresses, forests and folkelore - and ends up in a planet-scale nano AI battle. It's a little longer than it needed to be, and definately needs more editing, especially on the last half. I can reccommend it - reminded me a bit of Peter Hamilton's story in "Void Trilogy" with Edeard realising his powers slowly over time, at the same time as the nature of his world are revealed at the same pace.
04/26/2011
This is a great hard sci-fi, with some really original concepts that I haven't seen with the other authors I usually stick to in this genre.

Some of the story is quite challenging, especially in the beginning where many of the quirks of the characters or language use is not explained, but it's well worth the effort to stick with it.

This is one of the reasons I enjoy sci-fi so much, as it has the ability to introduce new concepts to us and challenge our brain cells while at the same time making us turn each page eager to continue the story and find out what happens next.
04/06/2011
This was the first Sax Rhomer novel that I read and I was quite impressed. It has action, suspense and a good storyline that reminded me of some themes that were in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom especially regarding the Thugee clan, application of drugs and death by lava. A good read that inspired me to read more from this same author.
12/31/2010
Linda Hughes - Unexpected Happy Endings and New Beginnings
FEATURED AUTHOR - Happy endings and new beginnings - but not as you expect. Even better. That's what Linda Hughes' books are all about, whether historical romantic suspense, mystery, or second chance romance. When Linda was 12 years old she wrote in her diary that she would be a "writter" when she grew up. With 20 books and a passel of writing awards, her dream has come true. She is a #1 bestselling co-author. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, Lilac Island.