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LeticiaToraci
A Half-Built Garden | Ruthanna Emrys
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This book has a lot about first contact politics, near-future ways to cope with climatic change, and mothers changing the world for the better while carrying their babies around in slings and changing diapers too. The aliens are also extremely well fleshed out. It was original and different. I like when the first contact situation with its politics and conflicts is so well fleshed out.

It's so lovely!!! I need more books like this!

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LitsyBirthdays
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Not quite sure how we got here friends, but October is clearly in sight!! 🧡💛🖤 And just look at all our Litsy folks getting ready to celebrate!! 🥳🥳🥳

If you haven‘t joined our #BirthdayLove calendar, it‘s easy! Just send your Litsy handle and your birthdate (yours only, please) to litsybirthdays@gmail.com. The #BirthdayFairies will do the rest!

October Babies, You Rock! 🎵🎶🎵🎶

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@LitsyEvents

squirrelbrain 🎉🎉🎉 1w
julesG 🎉🎈🎉 1w
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BookBelle84
Year of the Reaper | Makiia Lucier
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I enjoyed this book immensely. I don't quite understand the poor reviews, this was not a flashy YA novel, the MC was recovering from trauma and looking for his place. It was an enjoyable, subdued mystery and setting and I found a YA from the perspective of the male character to be refreshing.

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sebrittainclark
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#LetterW recs:

We Have Always Been Here by Lena Nguyen
Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda

#AlphabetGame @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 1mo
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RamsFan1963
Police Patrol: 2000 A.D. | Mack Reynolds
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Mack Reynolds might not be a name familiar to many here on Litsy, but he's one of my favorite science-fiction writers.
His novels are usually short, 200 pages or less, full of action and clever world building, but not big on character development. I've always called him a plot writer not a character writer.

Lizpixie I‘ll have to check him out!👍 #stacked 1mo
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tokorowilliamwallace
Ice Crown | Andre Norton
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A neat and fun, adventurous, quaint combination of vintage science fiction and fantasy. It reminded me of Lord of the Rings, Earthsea, with elements of Star Trek themes (though probably written before it) like research of less advanced societies and planets, and policy similar to Starfleet's Prime Directive noninterference. Best of both worlds/genres. So we get some discussion of ethics and what to do or how to consider once broken. Conceptual.

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Samreamer
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So good. I read it slowly to savor the end of this series. What a series. That world building- supreme. The character development- relatable. The ability to make being on a ship on the water for 3/4 of a book constantly interesting- perfection. And this finale had a great ending, giving hope without providing a fairytale ending. Seriously, if you haven‘t read this series yet, you‘re missing out. 10/10

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swynn
The World Asunder | Ian Wallace
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(1976) What a perplexing book. The plot is a grab bag of science fiction tropes and pop-psychology weirdness: time travel, Jungian psychology, psychic powers, et cetera. At its best the story is exuberantly bonkers; but its creepy 1970s sensibilities also give us attempted rapes and a villain whose intersexuality is played for freakishness. Sometimes fun, sometimes ick, it's a hot mess

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Decalino
A Half-Built Garden | Ruthanna Emrys
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A first-contact story set in a near-future world where megacorporations have been exiled to man-made islands, nation states are in decline, and a network of communities devoted to restoring and maintaining the world's watersheds do their best to work toward a sustainable future. A hopeful contrast to my usual steady diet of dystopias, this novel focuses on the connections that make us stronger, and the work it takes to forge them.

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RamsFan1963
The I Inside | Alan Dean Foster
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99/150 I think Alan Dean Foster is underrated as a writer, too many think of him as the guy who writes movie adaptations, they don't know he writes really good original science-fiction too. This is part romance and part space opera. Eric Abbot sees Lisa Tambor and falls madly in love, the the world seems to want to keep them apart. When Eric tries to find out why, he exposes a conspiracy larger than he ever imagined. Continued in the comments ⬇️

RamsFan1963 It's a quick breezy adventure, that takes a lot of wild turns before the satisfying conclusion. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Before I go, I have to comment on the book cover. It is totally non- representative of the book's content, and looks like something out of a very bad 70s sci-fi TV show. 2mo
RamsFan1963 3rd book finished for #JubilantJuly @Andrew65 2mo
Andrew65 Looks good, well done 👏👏👏 2mo
swynn Agree that Foster is much more than that novelizer guy. I loved the Pip/Flinx series in high school, and have been thinking of revisiting it to catch up 2mo
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