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Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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The Clockwork Dagger
Beth Cato
Progress: 120/360 pages
The Road to Science Fiction 3: From Heinlein to Here
James Edwin Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever
James Edwin Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 1
James Edwin Gunn
A Broken Christmas
Claire Ashgrove
The Ultra Thin Man
Patrick Swenson
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The Broken Eye
Brent Weeks
The Dark Between the Stars
Kevin J. Anderson
Oath of Fealty
Elizabeth Moon
The Road to Science Fiction 2: From Wells to Heinlein
James Edwin Gunn

A Thousand Perfect Things

A Thousand Perfect Things - Kay Kenyon World building and characterization are top notch. The setting jumps to life off the page. Astoria Harding is a compelling lead and she captures you so much for the first 2/3rds of this, that you can't put it down. But when her emotional arc peaks, it seems the book does too. I found the ending to feel like an overly long denouement, even though a lot happens. It just felt anticlimactic to some stuff which came before. That's my only complaint about an otherwise exceptional read.