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Millenial Hospitality III - a good bedtime read

Advantages: Unique experiences related in a factual manner.
Disadvantages: Somewhat repetitive and meandering in places

I came across these books while surfing Amazon and had to buy them all, 4 books to this series. I enjoy reading about unusual experiences and these were claimed to have some factual basis, although the first book was written as a fictional account. This ...

Trish1996 05.12.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Millennial Hospitality III - Charles James Hall

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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 ...

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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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Gods' Game (Matter - Iain M. Banks)

Advantages: vintage M. Banks
Disadvantages: none really

A king of Sarl dies - seemingly in battle, but really by the hand of his right-hand man and friend. On of his sons runs away with his trusty servant to seek help from the representatives of civilisations so advanced that they are practically gods. A S ...

magdadh 10.05.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Matter - Iain M. Banks

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