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About meI read fiction to make new friends of the characters without being jarred out of the story by irregularities.

To this end I have a strong primary preference for character development(growth).

Secondly for a strong personal integrity base for the characters (a character I can feel for because they are not only consistent in their decisions but who also seeks at least in some way to do right by others).

And thirdly for very well structured world building. Having all the laws and principles of our known world directly applied, with some specific core variation that sets the title as SciFi (further scientific development) or Fantasy (usually magic). However the variation must remain as consistent as possible with our environment as observable while also logically modifying the environment due to the variation. (the fastest way to get this wrong is to break the cause-effect sequence).

About my libraryall reviews are for my own benefit so I can pick out books to read in future (do I want to read more by this author?), reread the better titles, and maybe even to acquire a few recommendations


Favorite authorsIlona Andrews, Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jim Butcher, Miles Cameron, Jasper Fforde, Marko Kloos, Michael G. Manning, Elizabeth Moon, John Scalzi (Shared favorites)

Favorite listsBest Fantasy Novels, Historical Fiction Books, World War II Books

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Member sinceJan 21, 2012

Currently readingThe Black Company (Chronicles of The Black Company #1) by Glen Cook
Promise of Blood (The Powder Mage Trilogy) by Brian McClellan
The Tattered Banner (Society of the Sword) by Duncan M Hamilton
Blood Song (A Raven's Shadow Novel) by Anthony Ryan
Charming (Pax Arcana) by Elliott James
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