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About

In August 2014 I decided to review every book I read. At first I only published these reviews on Worlds Without End, an excellent speculative fiction site. In October 2015 I decided to revamp an old, dormant blog to host them in a place of their own. You are reading that blog.

I read a lot as a kid. But although I’ve studied linguistics & literary science, somewhere in my early 20ies I stopped reading fiction. 10 years later, a friend recommended me Anathem by Neal Stephenson. I decided to give it a go, since, well, I used to love reading fiction. It clicked. Banks’ Culture novels followed after that. My absolute favorite SF became the Dune-series, as for so many SF fanatics. Contrary to popular opinion, I think the last book, Chapterhouse Dune, is the pinnacle of what Frank Herbert wrote. I branched out to fantasy too, so there you go. 

The first 2.5 years of reviewing I read about book a week, but at the beginning of 2017 life happened, and because of that my reading dropped to about 2 books a month, depending on the page count, work, stuff. In October 2018 I decided to scale back my writing a bit, and focus more on writing shorter reviews combined in about one post a month.

I’m living in Belgium. My mother tongue is Dutch, which might explain some mistakes or oddities in my English. Drop me a note if you spot any. 

Don’t hesitate to comment if you want to share opinions.

 

“What do you despise? By this are you truly known.” – Princess Irulan

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