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Dag 1 ”Seven roads to hell” rullar igång i högtalarna och jag går ut på scenen. Natten är lugn, och det är bara fåtal kunder i publiken. Jag har sista dansen innan stängning – endast de envisaste eller fullaste är kvar. Det är bara här, bland de vilsna, övergivna och förvirrade som jag vågar dansa på riktigt. När jag svänger runt stången [...]

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I came back from my first science fiction convention determined to be a writer. After all, I’d shaken hands with Arthur C. Clarke, so now it was just a matter of hard work… Terry Pratchett

Write drunk; edit sober. Ernest Hemingway

Review: Ancillary Justice

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie My rating: 4 of 5 stars It was a long time since I read a science fiction book this good. It’s a four and a half, borderline five star book easily. And what kicks it that high is good story telling, compelling ideas, a richly crafted universe and an intriguing main character.

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Review: Constellation Games

Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson My rating: 2 of 5 stars This will be a short review, with some minor spoilers. As usual I won’t be covering the story, other reviewers have done so, and also, the book jacket will do. There s a specific style of narrating a story which I usually associate with Bram Stoker’s Dracula [...]

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Review: Stealing Light

Stealing Light by Gary Gibson My rating: 1 of 5 stars This will be a short review. It’s a fairly fast read, but not very consistent, not very interesting. The characters are flat and uninteresting and the plotting doesn’t work. But mostly, I’m rating it low because it doesn’t fit together very well. Here’s [...]

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