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What you should read today

My first re-blog! In this post, Sam Hawke offers book recommendations and mini-reviews that are a delight to read.


I mean, if you want. Obviously I’m not going to FORCE you to read anything. Though I’d secretly like to.* I’m just going to gently suggest the following books I’ve read (some as recently as this week, some as long ago as last year) which you should totally go out and read immediately.

I do mean to do proper reviews of these books, because I believe in doing that to support authors (if you like a book, please do leave a review. It really makes a difference), but my crappy RSI skeleton-clawhands only have so many keystrokes in them each day and I’ve been spending a lot of them writing query letters and plotting a new book, and occasionally trying to bore you all with my cheese-related adventures on this blog, so I’ve fallen behind on other tasks. Anyway, I thought at the least I would put a few things…

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I made my bones as an advertising copywriter. My TV, radio and print ads have amused millions of people and helped sell tons of cleaning products, coffee, macadamia nuts and other goodies. But I prefer that other kind of fiction: short stories and novels. My first published novel, Mindclone, is a near-future look at the amusing and serious consequences of brain-uploading. It’s garnered mostly five star reviews. The sequel is percolating in my brain even now. Stay tuned.

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