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Repo Virtual by Corey J. White - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250218728
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Published: Tor.com - April 21st, 2020

A fun, snarky, cyberpunk heist set in the midst of the corporate greed of a future Korea. JD's day job is an online repo man and sometimes thief. Times are tough and he is convinced to take a large job to steal an unknown piece of tech that turns out to be a sentient AI; the type of theft that is quickly noticed and harshly dealt with. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness #1) by Joe Abercrombie - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316187169
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Published: Orbit - September 17th, 2019

The beauty of Abercombie's work is all of the books are interlaced allowing flavor to be layered; a minor character in one book is the central figure in another. Now we have a new series introducing the next generation of characters. Two of my favorite - Savine dan Glokta, daughter the Arch Lector, and Rikke, Dogman's daughter. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781781086490
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Published: Abaddon - July 9th, 2019

A fun urban fantasy but with the twist of being "Nigerian God-Punk".
Pantheons of gods have fallen to earth. It's up to David Mogo to see if he can at least save Lagos. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250174611
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Published: Tor Books - June 4th, 2019

Engaging debut novel centered around the murder of a student at an private school for young mages. But it's Ivy Gamble PI, a broken human who has struggled for years with the fact she is non-magical, that is the story's strength. Now her biggest case happens to be at the school where her estranged twin sister is a teacher. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Thin Air: A Novel by Richard K. Morgan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780345493125
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Published: Del Rey - October 23rd, 2018

For fans of Morgan's Altered Carbon comes another fast gritty mystery set on Mars. Hakan Veil is a cybernetic former merc coerced into a bodyguard job for an audit team from Earth. Like Takeshi Kovacs in Altered Carbon Hakan Veil is a shoot first, ask questions later character. Great pick if you want a kick-ass, cybernetic military murder mystery. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


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