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The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire begins a galaxy spanning story full of political backstabbing and shaky alliances. Scalzi's always colorful cast of characters and punchy writing kept me engaged throughout the reading experience. Needless to say, this one doesn't disappoint....

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Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis by Andy Weir

Readers of The Martian will want to love this book. I did. Unfortunately, I came away disappointed. Unsophisticated writing and juvenile humor made Artemis a slog which I finally had to give up on....

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Nemo Rising by C. Courtney Joyner

Nemo Rising by C. Courtney Joyner

As the continuation of Jules Verne's classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, it's depressing to consider how great of a novel Nemo Rising could have been. Unfortunately, my only recommendation here is to give it a pass on your reading list....

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Krampus the Yule Lord by Brom

Krampus the Yule Lord by Brom

Krampus is as much a story about the traditions of Christmas and Yule as it is a tale of discovery, as the titular character struggles to find his place in a world that has moved on without him....

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Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

Letters from Father Christmas is a fun, almost nostalgic-like glimpse into the lives of the Tolkiens. It’s the sort of book one can share with the children each and every year much like Mr. Tolkien did with his own children....

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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Vasya is on her own, which is just fine with her. But she's rushing into an unknown danger she isn't ready to face. The Girl in the Tower is another fantastic read from a true up and coming author. It’s rare a series this good comes along, so don’t miss it....

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