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A Creature of Moonlight
Rebecca Hahn
Saffron And Brimstone: Strange Stories
Elizabeth Hand
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Lois McMaster Bujold
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Kseniya Melnik
Desolation Road - Ian McDonald Didn't like it AT ALL.
It's sort of like, "What if Tom Robbins tried to write The Martian Chronicles?"
Well, if you think that sounds good, you might like this book. But I didn't.
It's the story of a small town formed 'by accident' 100 years after the colonization of Mars. It focuses on different characters and events in the town's short history.
But it was really barely a sci-fi novel. This is to sci-fi as the The Flintstones is to Clan of the Cave Bear.
The narrative was all over the place, being intentionally absurdist, trying to be funny, and also trying to make some kind of non-SF social commentary, jamming politics in there - I don't even really know what the author was trying to do.
But I didn't like it.