Star Trek: Prey — The Hall of Heroes

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{4.5/5} “The chavmajta was the Klingon equivalent of a call for a no-confidence vote: he and Martok had to put on a defense. An audience of high council members would listen to the litany of valorous acts and judge the partnership worthy, if Riker and Martok did their jobs right. But Lord Korgh, who had […]

Star Trek: Prey — The Jackal’s Trick

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{4.5/5} “Discommendation had taken their heritage away, stolen it from generations of Klingons on Thane whose only crime had been being born to the wrong parents. They owed the Empire and its morals nothing — and their savior, all.” Star Trek: Prey — The Jackal’s Trick by John Jackson Miller, published in 2016 The Unsung […]

Star Trek: Prey — Hell’s Heart

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{4.5/5} “Why do you think everyone here stares at you? You’re not just an outsider, Worf — you’re a legend. We all know your story — even here. You are the one who came back from the abyss, who regained his honor.” Star Trek: Prey — Hell’s Heart by John Jackson Miller, published in 2016 […]

Grass

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{4/5} “No road in, no road out, and the depths of the forest inviolable, the depths of its trees and waters unknown and unseen, though so wide and ramified that — even though no one has ever seen anything of the kind — everyone in Commoner Town believes there is something there that will emerge, […]

The Night Circus

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{4.5/5} “‘Names are not of nearly as much import as people like to suppose,’ the man in the grey suit says. ‘A label assigned to identify you either by this institution or your departed parents is neither of interest nor value to me. If you find you are in need of a name at any […]

Station Eleven

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{4.5/5} “Arthur lives in a permanent state of disorientation like a low-grade fever, the question hanging over everything being How did I get from there to here? And there are moments — at parties in Toronto, in Los Angeles, in New York — when he’ll be telling people about Delano Island and he’ll notice a […]

Best fantasy novels by decade

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s the fantasy list. As I read more books things might change, especially in the decade that’s not done yet. Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2010s Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Julie E. Czerneda A Turn of Light Will McIntosh Hitchers Carrie Vaughn After the Golden Age Jo […]

Best science fiction novels by decade

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Here are the best science fiction books by decade. I limited each author to 1 book per decade, but a few authors show up in multiple decades. Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2010s Kim Stanley Robinson 2312 Stephen Baxter Proxima Will McIntosh Soft Apocalypse John Scalzi Redshirts Joan Slonzcewski The Highest Frontier […]

Thunderbird

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{4.5/5} “When it was over, and he was still trying to catch his breath, the chairman knew that his perceptions had changed again. He’d acquired an appreciation for the power and beauty of the universe that could never be acquired through a mere telephoto lens or a slice of poetry.” Thunderbird by Jack McDevitt, published […]

Defenders

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{4.5/5} “His violent nature disturbed her, but hadn’t they made him that way? The human race was alive because Erik and the other defenders killed so efficiently, without fear. All humans bore some of the responsibility for that. In some real sense, the defenders were the blameless ones; they were simply expressing what they’d been […]