Cynthia P. (tempest11) - Reviews

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Ethan of Athos (Miles Vorkosigan, Bk 3)
Ethan of Athos (Miles Vorkosigan, Bk 3)
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/23/2006
Helpful Score: 3


A fun romp through a universe that's a great exercise in world-building. Much better than the usual "man from planet without women meets women for first time" premise. Actual gay characters!


The Fall of The Kings
The Fall of The Kings
Author: Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/13/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Fabulous novel, literate fantasy with amazing world building in a place not unlike our own, but with a few very basic differences. Nice portrayal of same-sex relationships and a fluid view if sexuality very different from our own binary view, but that's only an undercurrent of this text on mythology, history, belief, and scholarship. An enthralling read.


The Snow Queen (Snow Queen, Bk 1)
The Snow Queen (Snow Queen, Bk 1)
Author: Joan D. Vinge
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/2/2006
Helpful Score: 3


A deeply intricate world, with all the elements of a great science fiction / fantasy epic condensed into a single novel. Excellent characters and world-building. A great read!


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