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The Postman
by David Brin

A novel that is good, apocalyptic fun with a hero who just so happens to be a postman.

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Hallowe'en Party
by Agatha Christie

A no-nonsense mystery story that just happens to occur during Halloween. I gave it three rockets because, while it's an entertaining enough book, it could have used a bit of drama to liven it up.

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Cugel's Saga
by Jack Vance

The ongoing adventures of Cugel the Clever continue in the third novel in the Dying Earth series. Will Cugel once more attempt to gain greatness with the least expenditure possible? It wouldn't be called Cugel's Saga if he didn't.

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Baptism of Fire
by Andrzej Sapkowski

The best book in the series so far, Baptism of Fire is marked by a series of notable events and characters who keep the pace moving and the reader's interest as Geralt (finally) takes center stage.

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The Privilege of the Sword
by Ellen Kushner

Very well written but The Privilege of the Sword just didn't give me enough to truly enjoy it. Still, it has some moments where it shines so I'm giving it three rockets.

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Quietus
by Tristan Palmgren

A story that begins with great promise perhaps becomes a bit too complex for its own good, but ultimately entertains and deserves your consideration.

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The Last Wish
by Andrzej Sapkowski

This first installment in the Witcher series didn't knock me off my feet, but it did suprise me with the depth of some of the stories. It's a good read and the start of something hopefully really good.

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Passage
by Lois McMaster Bujold

Passage continues a wonderful series but ultimately its story is fairly singular in purpose. If the author had added something more I think this book would have really stood out amongst the others in the series.

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Penric’s Fox
by Lois McMaster Bujold

This next installment in the Penric and Desdemona series goes a little deeper than previous stories, but not deep enough to rise above a three rocket rating. Still, it's a good read and a nice addition to the ongoing saga.