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Obsessive reader, writer, time traveler.

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Doomsday Book
Connie Willis
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus
Book of Shadows
Phyllis Curott, Lauren Marino
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, John Joseph Adams, Paolo Bacigalupi, M. Rickert, Octavia E. Butler, Cory Doctorow, Carol Emshwiller, Gene Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Orson Scott Card
For the Win
Cory Doctorow
Zone One: A Novel
Colson Whitehead
Perdido Street Station - China Miéville Wow. After having been recommended to me twice in one day, I did something I rarely do and bought a copy of this book. And what an imagination! Mieville creates a dark, organic, rotting, pulsing, gem of a world, the kind of place you can really imagine ever sees daylight, and inhabits it with characters and beasts you will not soon forget. I was deeply impressed by his creation—finally a deep and complete-feeling fantasy world with na'er a gnome, dwarf, or wizard in sight. And damn the man has a large vocabulary. I haven't had to look up so many words while reading since I attempted, and failed, at reading Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy in the tenth grade.