Category Archives: Novel

The Witness for the Dead • 2021 • Gaslight Fantasy novel by Katherine Addison

Synopsis: Witness for the Dead is set in the same world as the award winning The Goblin Emperor (review) but focuses on a mostly different cast of characters and far outside of the imperial court.  Thara Celehar, a prelate of … Continue reading

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The Wheel of Time 2: The Great Hunt • 1990 • Fantasy Novel by Robert Jordan

My rereading project of the Wheel of Times series passed another milestone when I finished the second volume “The Great Hunt” together with my daughter as a buddy read. If you want to track back my other two monthly progress … Continue reading

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Mockingbird • 1980 • Dystopian novel by Walter Tevis

Synopsis:  Human culture is degrading heavily in the 25th century. No one can read or write anymore. People use narcotics to concentrate on themselves, talking to authors or showing emotions is considered an unacceptable intrusion in others’ privacy. There are … Continue reading

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Black Water Sister • 2021 • Urban Fantasy novel by Zen Cho

Synopsis: Jessamyn just graduated from Harvard but didn’t manage to find a real job, yet. She moves with her parents back to Malaysia where they live in a relative’s home. She starts to hear a voice in her head, claiming … Continue reading

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Project Hail Mary • 2021 • Space Opera novel by Andy Weir

Synopsis:  He wakes up but can’t remember, not even his name. Robots take care of him. Where is he? Why feels everything so heavy? He starts measuring, experimenting, because he can. What on Earth makes a constant 1.5g acceleration possible? … Continue reading

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Der goldene Kompass • 1995 • Sci-Fi Novel by Philip Pullman

Synopse: In einer Welt, in der die Seelen der Menschen – Dæmonen genannt – in der Form von Tieren außerhalb des Körpers existieren, ist das Magisterium an der Macht, welches die herrschende Behörde der Heiligen Kirche ist. In dieser Welt … Continue reading

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The Ninth Metal • 2021 • SF Western novel by Benjamin Percy

Synopsis: Earth crossed a comet’s debris field and down came wondrous omnimetal which is a perfect energy source but can also be consumed as a drug. The story follows John Frontier, heir to a iron-mining dynasty in Minnesota. He returns … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets • 1998 • Urban Fantasy Novel by J.K. Rowling

Synopsis: After his first year at Hogwarts, Harry has to spend the summer with the Dursleys and he isn’t having a great time there. Of course, he has one thing to look forward to: returning for his second year to … Continue reading

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Shards of Earth • 2021 • Space Opera novel by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Synopsis: Earth has been destroyed eighty years ago by a Moon large being. They are called “Architects” because they don’t just crush planets but turn them inside out to wondrous, horrific forms as depicted in the cover. Earth hasn’t been … Continue reading

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How to Mars • 2021 • Planetary Romance novel by David Ebenbach

Synopsis: The Destination Mars! corporation sends six scientists on a one-way ticket to Mars in exchange for a lifetime of research. They are the stars of a reality television which soon gets old for the broader audience. Not instantly, because … Continue reading

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