Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Half a Book Review: Eric Flint’s Worlds

Eric Flint is an author I’ve enjoyed in the past, but haven’t read in a long time. Back when I was in high school, I absolutely devoured his collaborations with Dave Freer– Rats, Bats, and Vats being a wonderfully mayhem-filled sci-fi adventure, and The Philosophical Strangler was an even crazier fantasy. And so, when I …

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Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

The dude in the red shirt dies first. It’s a joke as old as Star Trek, that has ingrained itself in pop culture. It’s always good for a cheap gag, either through a character referencing it, or maybe a little bit of black humor when you need to off some expendable extras to up the …

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Book Review: The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

I’ve been busy the last few weeks– which is good! But I also haven’t had as much time as I’d like to read, which is bad. But hey, I rarely get as much time as I’d like to read, so that’s the usual. But I’m like mid-way through a couple of books right now, so …

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Cyberpunk Sneak Preview! Ghost in the Shell

In the last couple of years, we’ve been getting a lot of live-action movies based on anime (which are in turn based on manga, but whatever). There’s a whole trilogy of Ruroni Kenshin movies, a couple of Attack on Titan flicks, Netflix is doing Death Note … And I just saw a sneak preview of …

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I Can’t Believe it’s not Baen: Rick Shelley’s Lieutenant Colonel

Hey look, it’s time to dip back into THE BOX! Because there’s nothing like getting a book at random for basically 34 cents. Today’s offering? Rick Shelley’s Lieutenant Colonel. If you didn’t figure it out from the title, or the cover, Lieutenant Colonel is Military Sci-Fi (Mil-SF for short), a genre devoted to chronicling how …

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Book Review: Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross.

I wouldn’t say Charles Stross is one of my favorite authors, but he’s written enough good stuff that it tends to draw my attention. And so, while perusing the shelves at the library, I decided to give Neptune’s Brood a read. And y’know what? I’m pretty glad I did. Neptune’s Brood is technically a sequel …

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Book Review: Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

When I was a kid, I read entirely too many Star Wars novels. This was back when Star Wars wasn’t quite the omnipresent cultural juggernaut it is today– I mean, sure, there were still video games and comics and stuff, but you didn’t have Disney cranking out a steady deluge of merchandise. This is back …

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Book Review: The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Time to hit the ground running with the first book review of 2017! I am cheating a little bit, as I started reading The Long Way To a Small Angry Planet in December, but I finished it yesterday, so that still counts, right? I remember hearing a little bit of buzz about Chambers’ debut novel. …

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Last review for 2016! Simon R. Green’s Deathstalker War

New Year’s Eve! I’m staying in for the evening, both ’cause I’m an antisocial dork, and also because I didn’t feel like dealing with masses of stupidly-drunk folks. New Year’s is Amateur Night, dangit. But, in a treat for any other anti social nerds reading this blog instead of going out (or just perusing through …

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Book Review: Andre Norton’s The Stars Are Ours!

Any book with an exclamation point in the title instantly earns points with me. Anyway, about a month ago, a copy of The Stars Are Ours! randomly showed up in my mailbox. A bit of querying later, and I found out that one of my uncles sent me a copy, since Andre Norton was one of …

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