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SFBRP #508 – Adrian Tchaikovsky – Children of Memory – Children of Time #3

SFBRP #508 - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Children of Memory - Children of Time #3

Luke read Children of Memory by Adrian Tchaikovsky expecting interesting new uplifted intelligent species, but instead got uninteresting human children. AGAIN.

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SFBRP #507 – Ben Bova – Mars – Grand Tour #4

SFBRP #507 - Ben Bova - Mars - Grand Tour #4

This was meant to be an SFBRP Short, but Luke got into various rants about Mars by Ben Bova. So turn your frown upside down, and then back the right way again, because this book made Luke frown.

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SFBRP #506 – K J Parker – How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It – Siege #2

SFBRP #506 - K J Parker - How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It - Siege #2

It’s not science fiction or fantasy, but K J Parker’s next Siege book is set in a secondary world so let’s review it: How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It!

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SFBRP #505 – Emily St John Mandel – Sea of Tranquility

SFBRP #505 - Emily St John Mandel - Sea of Tranquility - 0 #0

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel won the Goodreads Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of 2022. Luke read it and tells Juliane all the ways it doesn’t work as a science fiction novel, but how it somehow works anyway.

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SFBRP #504 – Ursula K LeGuin – City of Illusions – Hainish Cycle #2

SFBRP #504 - Ursula K LeGuin - City of Illusions - Hainish Cycle #2

Luke is disappointed by City of Illusions by Ursula K LeGuin and tries to convince Juliane that disappointment is a bad thing.

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SFBRP #503 – Ryka Aoki – Light from Uncommon Stars

SFBRP #503 - Ryka Aoki - Light from Uncommon Stars

Juliane reads Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki so Luke doesn’t have to, and then wishes she didn’t read it either.

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SFBRP #502 – Alastair Reynolds – Eversion

SFBRP #502 - Alastair Reynolds - Eversion - 0 #0

Luke was told not to review Eversion by Alastair Reynolds due to spoilers, so he keeps this episode just short enough to convince Juliane to read it soon.

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SFBRP #501 – Brandon Sanderson – Rhythm of War – Stormlight Archive #4

SFBRP #501 - Brandon Sanderson - Rhythm of War - Stormlight Archive #4

It took Luke 2 months to get through Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson, but he still mostly enjoyed the latest Stormlight Archive tome.

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SFBRP #500 – The First Science Fiction Story Luke Read

SFBRP #500 - The First Science Fiction Story Luke Read

Luke goes waaay back to re-read the first story that introduced him to science fiction: It’s Such a Beautiful Day by Isaac Asimov.

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SFBRP #499 – Stanislaw Lem – The Invincible

SFBRP #499 - Stanislaw Lem - The Invincible - 0 #0

Luke talks to Juliane about a lesser-known novel by Stanislaw Lem: The Invincible.

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