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Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Telegraph Avenue

Mark Wood, January 1, 2013

Chabon looks at 20th century life from 21st century perspective.
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The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
The Quantum Thief

Mark Wood, January 2, 2012

Twenty-first century SF with no net, and no training wheels.
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All Clear by Connie Willis
All Clear

Mark Wood, January 3, 2011

If you are already a fan of Connie Willis, then it's enough to point out that this is the culmination of her years of research and writing about World War II in England, plus the latest and last in her award-winning series of time travel stories. If you are not already a fan of Connie Willis, then read 'Doomsday Book' and then you will be a fan, and eager to read this year's 'Blackout' and 'All Clear'.
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Stories of Your Life by Ted Chiang

Mark Wood, January 28, 2010

If you thrill at the wonder and unique human insight available in modern science fiction and fantasy ... or if you're a fan of the rare and exquisite artistry of expertly-written short fiction ... or if you've simply not yet had the pleasure of discovering Pac Northwest treasure Ted Chiang ... then this award winning collection of award winning short fiction is a must read. Consider that this is Chiang's first book containing virtually all of his published fiction at the time it was issued in 2002. Then marvel at the fact that the eight stories in this book garnered a total of 3 Nebula Awards, a Hugo Award, a Sturgeon Award, a Sidewise Award, a Locus Award, an Asimov's Readers Award, and re-publication in five 'Best of the Year' books. Chiang's prose is clear and lovely as Crater Lake, and his stories are as deep. He writes of the singularity, but achieved with real rather than artificial intelligence. He re-tells the biblical story of Babel, but replaces fable with the sharp focus of reality. He weaves marriage, and suicide, and mathematics into a gripping story about human emotion. He imagines real angels, and writes of the chaos of religion made fact. He startles and educates and entertains with every story. Read this book. You will not be disappointed.
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