Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Path to Revolution

I read something a while ago that keeps coming back to haunt me. It’s in the introduction to Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution. Today there are a lot of actions by governments, particularly that belonging to the USA, that … Continue reading

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Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Wow. Ok perhaps a little whimsical to be my perfect book, but on a par with “The Gone Away World”. Better characters but less wild imagination perhaps. My main concern is that I may not get to hear more about … Continue reading

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Redshirts by John Scalzi

Is an entertaining jaunt. It’s not “ruin-your-underware funny” as suggested on the cover, but it does hit that difficult combination of light tone with a real story line. The plot is deliberately unlikely, but written in such a manner as … Continue reading

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Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

An interesting number of authors have lined up to good things on the cover of this novel. I have to say I’m not sure why. The plot, politics in a fantasy city is potentially very interesting. It is well worked … Continue reading

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