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~ Saturday, August 18 ~
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Giant doorstop of a thriller from Neal Stephenson.
It’s set in the almost present day, as some of Cryptonomicon was and features a giant games company, it’s founder and some of his extened family and friends as they end up deep in international intrigue and gamesmanship!
It’s a great, meandering read, like most of his books are, but with some great set pieces as kidnap visdtims try to flee, spys get involved, on-line game characters blackmail real-life characters… Recommended!

Giant doorstop of a thriller from Neal Stephenson.

It’s set in the almost present day, as some of Cryptonomicon was and features a giant games company, it’s founder and some of his extened family and friends as they end up deep in international intrigue and gamesmanship!

It’s a great, meandering read, like most of his books are, but with some great set pieces as kidnap visdtims try to flee, spys get involved, on-line game characters blackmail real-life characters… Recommended!

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~ Monday, August 2 ~
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Last week tumblr was down; this week my computer was down, so I’m late again with the cover of the week!
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald is the first of his books I’ve read for quite some time, but his early ones were great! And this one is too.It’s set in Istanbul in the near future, a few years after Turkey has joined the EU, and boom times have arrived.The action all centres around the various characters who all have apartments, etc. in an old converted Dervish House in a fairly run down part of the city. Several plots interweave and, as I’ve not finished it yet, I don’t know how it eventually all comes together. But so far it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year!

Last week tumblr was down; this week my computer was down, so I’m late again with the cover of the week!

The Dervish House by Ian McDonald is the first of his books I’ve read for quite some time, but his early ones were great! And this one is too.
It’s set in Istanbul in the near future, a few years after Turkey has joined the EU, and boom times have arrived.
The action all centres around the various characters who all have apartments, etc. in an old converted Dervish House in a fairly run down part of the city. Several plots interweave and, as I’ve not finished it yet, I don’t know how it eventually all comes together. But so far it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year!


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~ Monday, July 26 ~
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The Bird of the River - Kage Baker
I would have posted this as book of the week on Saturday, but  couldn’t access the site to do so. It’s very good, and a companion  volume to Anvil of the World and House of the Stag. Two young children  are orphaned and have to work their passage on a massive barge working  it’s way up a giant river, coping with their loss and finding their way  in the world - and helping stave off attacks from bandits, etc!
A little bit like The Dying Earth crossed with Showboat World, to put it in Vance terms!

The Bird of the River - Kage Baker

I would have posted this as book of the week on Saturday, but couldn’t access the site to do so. It’s very good, and a companion volume to Anvil of the World and House of the Stag. Two young children are orphaned and have to work their passage on a massive barge working it’s way up a giant river, coping with their loss and finding their way in the world - and helping stave off attacks from bandits, etc!

A little bit like The Dying Earth crossed with Showboat World, to put it in Vance terms!


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~ Friday, July 16 ~
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This week’s book of the week is The Very Best of Charles de Lint, which contains twenty nine stories, mainly selected by asking his fans what stories they wanted to see in this career retrospective!
Click on the photo to go to the current week’s new titles.

This week’s book of the week is The Very Best of Charles de Lint, which contains twenty nine stories, mainly selected by asking his fans what stories they wanted to see in this career retrospective!

Click on the photo to go to the current week’s new titles.


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~ Friday, July 9 ~
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Transreal Fiction’s first book of the week! I hope to post a picture of my favourite book each week, from among whatever new titles come in.
So, to start, it’s Ken MacLeod’s latest book, The Restoration Game, steeped in 20th C Soviet politics and spycraft!

Transreal Fiction’s first book of the week! I hope to post a picture of my favourite book each week, from among whatever new titles come in.

So, to start, it’s Ken MacLeod’s latest book, The Restoration Game, steeped in 20th C Soviet politics and spycraft!


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