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The Jack Vance Treasury
George R.R. Martin, Terry Dowling, Jonathan Strahan, Jack Vance
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Amanda Ripley
Nerve
Dick Francis
Banker (The Dick Francis Library)
Dick Francis
Twice Shy
Dick Francis
Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
William H. Terbo, Marc J. Seifer
Straight: The Surprisingly Short History Of Heterosexuality
Hanne Blank
Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
Steven M. Wolinsky, Laurie Garrett
Parasite Rex (with a New Epilogue): Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
Carl Zimmer
The Templars: History & Myth
Michael Haag
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April 2014
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reviewed: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Absolutely fascinating. I recommend this to any of my friends on the geeky end as it has lots o...
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography - Simon Singh
reviewed: Siege and Storm (Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone))
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first. In many ways, it reminded me of Book 2 of the Hunger Games. In both cases, boo...
Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo
reviewed: Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy)
Loved, loved, loved this book.
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
reviewed: Fortune's Pawn (Paradox Series)
Solid space opera. I'm definitely invested enough in the very kick ass heroine to keep reading the series.
Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach
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March 2014
05
reviewed: What Einstein Kept Under His Hat: Secrets of Science in the Kitchen
I like this series. Nice chunks (since it's based on newspaper columns), gentle humor, and great science.
What Einstein Kept Under His Hat: Secrets of Science in the Kitchen - Sean Runnette, Robert L. Wolke, Marlene Parrish
February 2014
02
reviewed: The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-playing Machine That Fooled the World
Funny little piece of history that was absolutely fascinating. Tom Standage, as usual, writes wonderfully.
Shakespeare's Rome - Robert S. Miola
reviewed: Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal
Great overview of the people and politics involved. For me, it's only 3 stars because I wanted way more engineering and that ...
Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal - Zachary Karabell
December 2013
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October 2013
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reviewed: Critical Failures
Decent if you like the D&D players get sucked into role playing world trope.
Critical Failures - Robert Bevan
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John Hodgman (unsurprisingly) was an amazing narrator for this book. I'll agree with everything I've read about his being a p...
Dimension of Miracles - Robert Sheckley,  John Hodgman
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October 2013
04
reviewed: Midnight Blue-Light Special: An Incryptid Novel
I utterly adore these books. The Incryptid books (and short stories) are so much fun!
Midnight Blue-Light Special - Seanan McGuire
August 2013
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reviewed: Chameleon
This would be a great SyFy channel movie. If you want a thriller along those lines, give this a read and don't be put off by ...
Chameleon - E.R. Torre
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August 2013
06
reviewed: Discovering Ren: 1
Nice use of Egyptian mythology.
Discovering Ren (Book 1) - Jennifer Eifrig
reviewed: Graveyard Shift
Really solid series.
Graveyard Shift - Angela Roquet
reviewed: The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
Loved it. Oodles of fun.
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius - Diana Gabaldon, Carrie Vaughn, Theodora Goss, Laird Barron, Harry Turtledove, Jeffrey Ford, L.A. Banks, Daniel H. Wilson, Marjorie M. Liu, L.E. Modesitt Jr., Austin Grossman, David D. Levine, David Farland, Ben H. Winters, Heather Lindsley, Mary Robinette Kowal, John Jos
reviewed: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
A solid book from Sedaris. Still doesn't top "Me Talk Pretty One Day" but well worth the listen (which is the only way to rea...
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls - David Sedaris
reviewed: Fledgling (Liaden Universe Novels)
Based on this one, I'll have to go look up the other Liaden Universe books.
Fledgling - Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
reviewed: The Emperor's Soul
Sanderson rocks. I have no idea how he keeps coming up with such interesting magic systems.
The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson
reviewed: Angel's Ink: The Asylum Tales
Great new series.
Angel's Ink - Jocelynn Drake
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