Ysabel

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{4.5/5} “You were sitting where you could grab a Coke from the fridge and listen to U2 on your headphones, and then you were in a place where a bull had just been sacrificed and a man had drunk its blood and summoned a woman to life, between fires.” Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay, published […]

Star Trek: Discovery — Drastic Measures

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{4.5/5} “Ribiero simply wasn’t suited to crisis management. On the other hand, Kodos acted as though he was born to do it. Looking back on it, he came off somewhat less emphatic than I remember. Instead, he was cool, almost detached in a way… If only one of us had been smart enough to see […]

Star Trek: Titan — Fortune of War

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{4.5/5} “If you’re selling flotation devices, you add a markup when the customer’s drowning. Any Ferengi child knows that… At least they used to, before Nagus Rom and all his fairness and equality claptrap.” Star Trek: Titan — Fortune of War by David Mack, published in 2017 Twenty years ago the Husnock were obliterated — […]

Star Trek: DS9 Gamma — Original Sin

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{4.5/5} “He wondered how he would be remembered, and what history would say about his role in ending the tyranny that the Avatar brought with her. Many had interpreted The Book of Ohalu, but none had read the prophecies with the clarity and understanding that he finally had.” Star Trek: DS9 Gamma — Original Sin […]

Faller

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{4.5/5} “As he raised his head he caught Storm’s eye; from the layers of expression crossing her face, Faller suspected she almost believed him now, and everything she thought she’d known about the world was collapsing.” Faller by Will McIntosh, published in 2016 The world used to be bigger. But no one knows what happened […]

Lockstep

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{4.5/5} “But what if you could click a pause button when you leave — a pause button for your whole world? And when you get back from your round-trip, you unpause it and it’s like you were never away? That’s the main reason why our whole world winters over. All the Lockstep worlds pause and […]

Reamde

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{4.5/5} “Large swaths of the global economy were, it now seemed, being remapped onto their T’Rain equivalents so that they could be transacted in a Medieval Armed Combat setting. Demonstrable improvements in productivity were being trumpeted every day on the relevant section of Corporation 9592’s website (by a medieval herald, naturally, and with an actual […]

Best tie-in novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2017 David Mack DISCO: Desperate Hours Christopher L. Bennett TOS: The Face of the Unknown       Christopher L. Bennett ST: Department of Temporal Investigations — Shield of the Gods       David R. George III DS9: The Long […]

Best science fiction novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2016 Robert Charles Wilson Last Year Robert J. Sawyer Quantum Night 2015 Adrian Tchaikovsky Children of Time Jack McDevitt Thunderbird       Will McIntosh Defenders       Kim Stanley Robinson Aurora       John Scalzi The End […]

Best fantasy novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner   Runner Ups   Year Author Title Author Title 2017 James Alan Gardner All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault     2016 Claire North The Sudden Appearance of Hope     2015 Claire North Touch     2014 Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry […]