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The Annihilation Score (A Laundry Files Novel)
Charles Stross
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way
Bill Bryson
Parasite Rex (with a New Epilogue): Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
Carl Zimmer
Reflections
Seanan McGuire

The Rhesus Chart

The Rhesus Chart - Charles Stross Well bloody hell. That didn't end the way I expected it to (and that's not a bad thing!). Unsurprisingly as Case NIGHTMARE GREEN continues to approach, the Laundry series continues to get darker. I don't want to say too much because this one in particular really needs to not have anything approaching spoilers. But argh! What I actually said when the audio ended (BTW the audio version kicks some serious butt) was ""Well sh*t"". I cannot wait for the next one (late next year alas!). Well played again Mr. Stross!

The Daemon Prism

The Daemon Prism - Carol Berg This was amazing. The trilogy just kept getting better. In some ways, it reminded me of Bujold's Chalion books and that is high praise indeed! My only regret was the wretched narrator they used for Dante in this book.

The Pioneer Detectives

The Pioneer Detectives - Konstantin Kakaes This is an absolute little gem if you're interested in astronomy/NASA/relativity etc. Very very neat.

The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code - Sam Kean

Great book from the author of ""The Disappearing Spoon"" (one of my all time favorite nonfiction books).

Monster Vice

Monster Vice - George P. Saunders I love cop/government agency fighting the supernatural, so this seemed really promising. Nope. This was such a train wreck. I just kept going because it was so unbelievable (decent writing but unappealing 1D characters, sloppy world building) but I reached my limit with ""mercury tipped enema"".

A Larger Universe

A Larger Universe - James L. Gillaspy Decent YA sci-fi book (which is fairly hard to come by as a category).

The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

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 Loved it. Oodles of fun.

Render

Render - Heidi C. Vlach I really like these. They're about small events and small people (no empires here) but they have a lot of depth.

Fledgling

Fledgling - Sharon Lee, Steve Miller Based on this one, I'll have to go look up the other Liaden Universe books.

The Emperor's Soul

The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson Sanderson rocks. I have no idea how he keeps coming up with such interesting magic systems.

Graveyard Shift

Graveyard Shift - Angela Roquet Really solid series.

Dark Moonlighting

Dark Moonlighting - Scott Haworth Meh but nice to see a vampire book that acknowledges all the murders that pile up over the years. This is not a sparkly vampire but he is a lawyer. :)

Every Witch Way But Wicked

Every Witch Way But Wicked - Amanda M. Lee This is like the Nora Robert's of UF and I mean that as a compliment. I went and bought book 2 as soon as I finished this one.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb - M.H. Van Keuren Silly. Fun. Definitely light reading but how can you not like a book where rhubarb pie is a major plot point?

Zombie Patrol

Zombie Patrol - J.R. Rain, Elizabeth Basque I want 3.5 stars for this. Good enough that I'll probably get the next one but not so good that it would get to stay on my bookshelf if it were the dead tree version.

Discovering Ren (Book 1)

Discovering Ren (Book 1) - Jennifer Eifrig Nice use of Egyptian mythology.