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Saturdays in Books

Reviews of speculative fiction, YA, middle grade, and graphic novels, along with stray thoughts, links, and pictures.

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The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent
Kathryn Morrow, James K. Morrow
Canticle (Psalms of Isaak, #2) - Ken Scholes Definitely stronger than the first one, even if the world does still seem a little too shiny. I mean, there's more than one passage pointing out that even the people covered in mud are quite clean, and the only time someone takes the time to clean blood off of a blade, it's invisible blood.

He may be doing too good a job with the prophecy/conspiracy aspects. I do not believe he can resolve just what he's put on the table in this one in three books. But, television has conditioned me to mistrust anything that seems too interesting a set a of puzzles.

I'm going to keep reading these mostly to see if the robot monks are building a spaceship to take the chosen people to the "moon". I don't know if I'll make it, though. I'm already tired of what appears to be a recurring theme of isn't-family-great-for-giving-your-enemies-something-to-manipulate-you-with.