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A wonderful Space Opera Detective Thriller...

Advantages: A great fun mystery adventure
Disadvantages: Best if you have read the preceding books

Son of the Prime Minister of a galactic empire. Adopted brother of the emperor. Galactic Mercenary and Imperial Spy. As his 30th birthday approaches Miles Naismith Vorkosigan has a number of lives to balance. Whilst writing this opinion I've trid to lo ...

Scimon 13.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Memory - Lois McMaster Bujold

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Mind games, Murders and Miles

Advantages: A damn good story, and you will come back to it.
Disadvantages: may be useful to read previous books in the series.

Ever made a really bad choice? And then done something to make it worse?.... After reading this book it went straight into pride of place in my collection. Now roughly every two months or so I grab it and have another quick read of it, it really is that g ...

CaptHood 22.10.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Memory - Lois McMaster Bujold

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No Maze, but Plenty of Death

Advantages: Characterisation, unusual premise (God exists)
Disadvantages: A shame that he needed the introduction to make these things explicit

Science-fiction has been slow to achieve the kind of scholarly respect afforded to many literary genres. The reasons for this are probably tied in with the genre's vast library of luridly-titled pulp paperbacks, apparently shallow tales of rockets and rob ...

Olly_Plimsoll 16.02.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Maze Of Death - Philip K. Dick

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Mass Effect-ive

Advantages: Good plot, doesn't rely on the video games for story
Disadvantages: N/A

... Background Ascension is the second book of a series science fiction series set in the Mass Effect Universe. This book is set after the events of the first book (which I have also reviewed), and the first video game in the series, and is set befor ...

johnRP 06.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Mass Effect: Ascension - Drew Karpyshyn

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An interesting story set in the Mass Effect Universe.

Advantages: Very well written, interesting story, hard to put down.
Disadvantages: May not appeal to none Mass Effect fans, none of the main characters from the games appear.

Ah, books. An old timely way for a person to leave the realms of their everyday worries and troubles and immense themselves in a world of fantasy, suspense and intrigue. Of course books do have a downside, it requires the person to sit there and read, yes ...

Reillyington86 02.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Mass Effect: Ascension - Drew Karpyshyn

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