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I'll read most things, but my bias is towards Science Fiction and Fantasy novels.

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Doors Of Eden (Hardcover) 3 stars

From the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Adrian Tchaikovsky, The Doors of Eden is an extraordinary …

Slow

3 stars

Normally I am a big fan of Adrian Tchaikovsky, but this novel proved to be surprisingly hard going.

There are a lot of interesting ideas in here, and the ending works really well. But it did take long time to get there.

Deliverer (2007) 5 stars

This series keeps on getting better

5 stars

This is a consistently superb series and one that, with this third trilogy, is starting to take a larger view -- not just of Atevi culture and biology with the addition of Cajeri's point of view, but also the politics and associations of the East.

I am looking forward to seeing where things go from here.

finished reading Deliverer by C.J. Cherryh

Deliverer (2007) 5 stars

This is a consistently superb series and one that, with this third trilogy, is starting to take a larger view -- not just of Atevi culture and biology with the addition of Cajeri's point of view, but also the politics and associations of the East.

I am looking forward to seeing where things go from here.

Pretender (Foreigner Universe) (Paperback, 2007, DAW) 5 stars

The epic tale of the human survivors of a lost spacecraft, marooned on a planet …

Yet another highlight of the Foreigner series

5 stars

This is the second book of the third Trilogy of the Foreigner series and both this trilogy and this book in particular are proving to be some of the best entries in the series so far.

The Atevi remain as inscrutable as ever, and are possibly the most engrossing alien race of any series. While superficially similar to humans, but unmistakably alien. Possibly the most alien species in fiction and I find myself, as with the main character, almost understanding them and almost getting a grip on what is happening.

It sounds frustrating, but Cherryh's writing is so strong that it is, instead, absolutely gripping.

And she has really picked up the pace this time around. The political maneuverings still provide the core of the story, but this feels like a much more action-oriented installment.

Absolutely superb.