Tag Archives: 2007

Review: Keeping It Real by Justina Robson (Quantum Gravity Book One)

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Keeping It Real by Justina Robson (Quantum Gravity Book One)
2007, Pyr

Review Summary: Overall I enjoyed the book a great deal, but was just a little disappointed with how it skated over quite a few things to pursue an almost purely action story – and was also a little let down by the “James Bond” ending.

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Review: Winterbirth by Brian Ruckley

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Winterbirth by Brian Ruckley
2007, Orbit

Review Summary: Brian Ruckley’s Winterbirth is solid, and occasionally excellent writing. Unfortunately, the novel fails to really illustrate anything particularly fascinating, endearing, or even particularly human about any of the characters and they come off as rather staid, static archetypes, rather than as real people that one would be compelled to continue following.

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Review: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

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The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
2007, HarperCollins Publishing

Review Summary: More speculative fiction than traditional science fiction or fantasy, Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union nevertheless deftly utilizes one of my favorite elements of those genres, the “what if” scenario, playing out experiments in human psychology, sociological relationships, and ethics, by twisting the rules slightly and seeing what results.

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