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The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
The Mirror Empire
Kameron Hurley
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire (Audio)
Jack Weatherford

Old Man's War

Old Man's War - John Scalzi Since I've been complaining about structure in a lot of recent reviews, I will note that this book had a beautifully executed structure. Events logically followed events, there were appropriate rises and falls in the action, foreshadowing was established without Here There Be Foreshadowing trumpets. Scalzi knows his craft.

Unfortunately, I found it impossible to suspend my disbelief enough to buy any of the worldbuilding, and the main character came across as a complete Gary Stu.

But the structure, man, that was pretty.