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LeticiaToraci
A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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I'm really enjoying hearing this Space Opera filled with #PoliticalIntrigue #Booked2019 #Fall @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Yay!!! 2d
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Nitpickyabouttrains
The Festival | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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Had such an amazing time at y‘allfest today with my #BukKru Collectively we got 57 arcs, 10 signed books, and so many totes and pins and temp tats. A great haul.

tessavi So many books 😱 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!!! 🎉🎊 4d
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ljuliel Holy cow ! You hit the jackpot ! 4d
Gissy Wow!👏👏👏 4d
Sace WOW! 2d
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imyril
A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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Oh my poor bruised heart. Politics, poetry and yearning - this is a beautiful tale of not belonging and of struggle. I can‘t wait to see where Arkady Martine takes this series next. #scifimonth

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swynn
Dreamships | Melissa Scott
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Despite an overlong first act and an abrupt ending, I liked this one a lot for its richly detailed setting and its provocative take on AI. I'll read more Scott.

Mogoeg Dreaming Metal, which is set in the same universe as Dreamships (& is sort of a sideways sequel to it) is one of my favorite books. I picked it up at the library years and years ago & it was the book that got me into far-future science fiction. Scott was a true pioneer & did not get much mainstream attention as she wrote LGBTQ+ characters regularly. Her world building is unparalleled IMO, but her pacing and plotting sometimes aren't as strong. 1w
swynn I'll have to read that one soon, while Dreamships is fresh. Thanks for the rec @mogoeg! 1w
Mogoeg @swynn - my pleasure! I've read most of her original sci-fi and some of her early fantasy (she also wrote a lot of Star Trek novels I think, & recently work focuses on paranormal mystery which is not my thing). Most of her sci-fi is strong, & although some is a bit dated, a lot was ahead of its time in terms of the zeitgeist (she has a whole novel based on gamers as I recall - which anticipates a lot of current culture).
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lauren.lerner
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October reads round up! This was a light month for me with my play (Seussical! 🎭) opening & the Washington Nationals in the post-season (World Series Champs! ⚾️🏆) Looking forward to doing more reading in November.

Total books: 7
Not pictured: You Have Arrived At Your Destination (Amos Towles) (ebook)
Favorites: Nothing to See Here, The People‘s Future of the United States, Spinning Silver

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#LLreads2019

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imyril
A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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We have lift off! It‘s #SciFiMonth at last and I‘m so excited for 30 days of revelling in all things SF. I‘m deep in Arkady Martine‘s space opera debut A Memory Called Empire and loving every development.

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Verba Docent
The Horror at Red Hook | H. P. Lovecraft
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There are valid issues with Lovecraft's personal views which I will not reiterate because they are well documented. Speaking purely about the short story, it is one of HPL's NYC tales. It was a good police investigation-style mystery with the typical supernatural/horror elements.

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lauren.lerner
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Rainy Sunday morning reading with my favorite kiddo. I love how he always ends up sitting in/on a pile of books like he‘s a tiny book-hoarding dragon. I also really love this book!!

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#raisingreaders #rainydayreads #sundayreads

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TheSpineView
Deathkiller | Spider Robinson
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Bookjunkie57
The Festival | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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Went to a local book festival this past weekend and only bought these two things for myself. I‘m proud of me. 🤓#BookNerd #NerdSquad