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Novellas

The King’s Justice: Two Novellas by Stephen R. Donaldson

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G. P. Putnam’s Sons | Oct. 2015 | Cover by John Jude Palencar   Like another novel I recently read, Peter Newman’s The Vagrant, the titular story in Donaldson’s The King’s Justice: Two Novellas (2015) is written in my least favourite perspective, the omniscient present tense. However, unlike the often clipped, adjective-heavy sentences of uniform length frequently found […]

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Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds

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Tachyon Publications / June, 2015 / Cover by Thomas Canty   Slow Bullets (2015) is a mystery, the kind where science is used to shed some light on the superbly engrossing puzzle presented and without devolving into technical minutiae. It’s also a character study of a group of humans trying desperately to retain whatever shreds of societal cohesion […]

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