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mmccarthy

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I love reading and have always favored science fiction; especially hard sci-fi, aliens, bio-anthro themes, horror, space opera, and philosophical and cosmological themes. I will take the time to read great books in almost any genre.

Currently reading

Edge of Infinity
Stephen Baxter, Gwyneth Jones, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Sandra McDonald, Jonathan Strahan, Paul J. McAuley, Elizabeth Bear, Alastair Reynolds, Hannu Rajaniemi, John Barnes, James S.A. Corey, An Owomoyela, Stephen D. Covey
Blue Remembered Earth
Alastair Reynolds
Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3
Clive Barker
The New Weird
Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer
Jack Glass: The Story of A Murderer (Golden Age)
Adam Roberts
Use of Weapons
Iain M. Banks
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
David Quammen
Centennial
James A. Michener
Today
November
18
Stephen Baxter, Gwyneth Jones, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Sandra McDonald, Jonathan Strahan, Paul J. McAuley, Elizabeth Bear, Alastair Reynolds, Hannu Rajaniemi, John Barnes, James S.A. Corey, An Owomoyela, Stephen D. Covey
Alastair Reynolds
Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer
Iain M. Banks
James A. Michener
October 2013
24
finished reading:
October 2013
23
reviewed: Weapon
A really beautiful story about the emergence of intelligence in a machine, deceptively hidden in a story about politics and t...
Weapon - Robert Mason
finished reading:
October 2013
22
finished reading:
October 2013
05
reviewed:
The classic NPR radio dramatization is available for free on http://archive.org/details/ACanticleForLiebowitz
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr.
finished reading:
September 2013
27
reviewed:
Fun book with hard sci-fi ideas about the near future. And if you know your Disneyland rides well, it makes it even more fun.
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow
September 2013
20
reviewed:
Got halfway through. This is a book for literary specialists I suppose. There was barely a plot and it was so overemphasized ...
The Drowning Girl - Caitlín R. Kiernan
September 2013
14
reviewed:
I read the original novella version that won the Nebula. It was great. Oops! That time travel can get a person into a lot of ...
Behold the Man - Michael Moorcock
September 2013
12
reviewed:
I thought the content was fascinating, but I could not pay attention to the audiobook for more than minutes at a time. The st...
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War - Drew Gilpin Faust
finished reading:
August 2013
24
reviewed:
Just not for me. Seemed to really have the Y in YA. And I was never surprised at the reveals. I think I was supposed to be.
On the Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
finished reading:
August 2013
23
reviewed:
Great. In the beginning of the book, Goodwin demonstrates, through letters between men, just how screwed up we have become ab...
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin
finished reading:
August 2013
22
reviewed:
This book is one reason I don't give up on "contemporary" fiction. I think, as a genre, it is very difficult to do a good job...
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - Ben Fountain
finished reading:
August 2013
16
reviewed:
Wow! What a great book! And so underrated up on Goodreads. I read a bunch of reviews to figure out why it is so underrated.He...
In the Courts of the Sun - Brian D'Amato
finished reading:
August 2013
15
reviewed:
Ah, this book is a messy quilt of genres. It is about a city that is a messy quilt of species, cultures, and environments and...
Perdido Street Station - China Miéville
August 2013
5
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July 2013
23
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July 2013
9
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June 2013
14
reviewed:
Grrr. This book was frustrating. It could be really great but it wasn't truly edited. It was all over the place in many parts...
Neverness - David Zindell
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June 2013
12
reviewed:
Just a great book. Creepy/scary. But much more.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
reviewed:
I loved this book. If you like psychology or chimps, and especially if you are interested in Fouts book, "Next of Kin," then ...
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler
finished reading:
June 2013
06
reviewed:
I'm finding these books to be "space soap opera" rather than space opera. I like it though. They also always have a clever he...
The Warrior's Apprentice - Lois McMaster Bujold
reviewed:
I really like this story but I am not cut out for graphic novels.
Rising Stars Compendium - J. Michael Straczynski
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