Recently Read - book reviews from The Incomparable

Recently Read - book reviews from The Incomparable

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A podcast in which we tell you about a book we just finished, and what we thought of it.
21: “Impostor Syndrome” by Mishell Baker
Oct 2 • 5 min
The third book in the “Arcadia Project” series is great, but start with “Borderline” if you haven’t read any of them—and if you’ve read the first two, be sure to bone up before diving in to book three….
20: “The Golden Minute” by John Birmingham
Sep 10 • 4 min
A rollicking time-travel adventure featuring an 1870s lawman and a 21st century game developer, lost in time—and on the run from historical danger as well as deadly time police. It’s fun!…
19: The Sam Clair Mysteries by Judith Flanders
Aug 30 • 3 min
Scott read all 4 books in the series over the course of 4 days. You will too….
18: “Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World” by Dan Koeppel
Aug 29 • 6 min
I guess you could say that this is a book that has… appeal….
17: “The Fictional Man” by Al Ewing
Aug 14 • 5 min
If we made flesh and blood versions of fictional characters, would they be “real” people? Antony enjoys some late-night misanthropic philosophy with Al Ewing’s 2013 novel “The Fictional Man.”…
16: “The Ends of the World” by Peter Brannen
Aug 10 • 5 min
“The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions” puts the history of Earth and our role in it in perspective. Too much perspective, probably….
15: “Girl Reporter” by Tansy Rayner Roberts
Aug 9 • 3 min
Tina Valentina may not be Lois Lane, but without Lois and Vicki and April and Cat and Trish and so many more, there’d be no Tina. And without Tina, there’d be no Friday. And without Friday, we wouldn’t have this delightful superhero comedy romp.…
14: “Summer in Orcus” by T. Kingfisher
Aug 9 • 4 min
Erika’s continued Hugo (ahem, not-a-Hugo) reading yields excellent results!…
13: “Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of YMR” by John Crowley
Aug 8 • 5 min
A crow that lives forever? What’s that all about?…
12: “Summerland” by Hannu Rajaniemi
Jul 24 • 3 min
You probably wouldn’t want to vacation in Summerland, but is “Summerland” worth reading? Find out what Scott thinks….
11: “The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers
Jul 24 • 7 min
Antony gives his thoughts on an Incomparable favourite, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers….
10: “The Flowers of Vashnoi” by Lois McMaster Bujold
Jul 19 • 7 min
A surprise Vorkosigan novella appears!…
9: “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
Jul 18 • 7 min
An alt-history space race with commentary on the science and technology successes and cultural failings of the mid-20th century….
8: “84K” by Claire North
Jul 15 • 4 min
Scott is stressed out, so he decided to read about a depressing possible future. What could go wrong?…
7: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel” by Mary Ann Shaffer
Jul 15 • 3 min
After seeing the Netflix trailer for the movie that is being made from this book, Kathy was intrigued by such a mouthful of a title and had to read it. Would she recommend it? Listen and find out!…
6: “All Systems Red” by Martha Wells
Jul 10 • 5 min
It won the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, and Scott McNulty also recommended it. Jason finally read “All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries)”, only to find that the titular Murderbot is not at all what he expected. And do you want to pay novel…
5: “Night Fall” by Simon R. Green
Jul 7 • 7 min
Scott has read 26 books to prepare for this book. Was it all worth it?…
4: “The Mountain of Kept Memory” by Rachel Neumeier
Jul 6 • 3 min
Does Scott think this fantasy book is fantastic?…
3: “When Gravity Fails” by George Alec Effinger
Jul 5 • 4 min
Antony discusses his re-read of the classic cyberpunk novel “When Gravity Fails” by George Alec Effinger….
2: “The Prodigal Tongue” by Lynne Murphy
Jul 1 • 4 min
Recording from England, Jason discusses “The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English” by Lynne Murphy….
1: “Revenant Gun” by Yoon Ha Lee
Jun 21 • 7 min
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