Tag: natural history

Jun 07

Book Review: The Voyage of the Basilisk

The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan This is a great kind of escapist fantasy, combining high-seas adventure, first contact, and of course, dragons. I’d read the first two books in this series and enjoyed them, so picked up the third for a sure-fire diversion. It certainly delivered. Do I think it could be …

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Oct 12

Book Review: Tropic of Serpents

The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan This is the second book in this series, and it’s similar to the first one in that it has the same charming Victorian-ish voice. It differs from the first book in that it takes place in a vastly different climate and culture (pseudo African instead of pseudo European) …

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Aug 04

Book Review: The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert This is an informative but exceedingly depressing book that will make any animal-lover want to cry. Part of the book is about the history of the discovery of extinction, including the fossil craze of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The story of Victorian era scientists all …

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