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A Quick Review of ‘Ender’s Game’ the Audio Book

With the upcoming release of the movie, “Ender’s Game”, I thought I would listen to it again. The last time I listened to it was when I first started downloading audio books off news servers about ten years ago. I had a cheap news server with limited download and almost non existent retention. I had …Read the Rest

Owner’s Share: A Podcast Novel Review

I think we all, at Flying Island Press, look up to Nathan Lowell. And there are many reasons, not the least of which is that he’s a really, really, nice guy. He’s a prolific writer who started out by podcasting all of his stories and has made the “Big Time” getting his stories published on […]

The Janus Affair: Another Book Review

To my regular nonexistent readers it will come as no surprise that I’m reviewing an audio book. And because my fellow editor at Flying Island Press recently reveiwed this book, this will be short, as I don’t feel I need to cross much of the same territory. If you haven’t read his review, you may […]

My Three New Heroes from BayCon

I have three new heroes. I found them at BayCon this last weekend. That’s right. While most everyone I have come to know were off to Balticon I hopped in my car and drove the 90 minutes to the Santa Clara Hyatt. Had I consulted a map before I left it wouldn’t have taken me […]

Zach, Jp, Scott, Laura Nicole and Jeff are a super massive black hole.

Hear me out. This post isn’t about religion, but I want to explain some of the background that brought me to this thought. In the Mormon culture there is a strong, I don’t know, vein, maybe, regarding music that goes far deeper than the Mo Tabs, Donny Osmond and David Archuleta. There’s a reason why […]

“A Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley; A book review

“A Brave New World”, By Aldous Huxley I was surprised as I began to listen to this novel, of course, downloaded from Audible.com. I looked at the cover of the book and it was the 2008 recording of the 75th anniversary edition of the novel. I didn’t think they even had science fiction back then. […]

I hope I never get THAT good. #Sarcasm

I don’t know if I woke up in a bad mood or the post I saw on twitter put me that way. Since reading it early this morning it has stuck with me like gum on the bottom of my shoe. I haven’t posted in Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting in a long time, […]

“Nineteen-Eighty-Four” or “Hunger Games:1949″ by George Orwell

“Nineteen-Eighty-Four”, or “Hunger Games: 1949″, by George Orwell In my continuing effort to become more grounded in classic science fiction I went back to the internet. I looked for the first top ten list I’d used to get ‘Flowers for Algernon but couldn’t find it right off and ended up with the top ten science […]

‘Flowers For Algernon’: A Book Review

‘Flowers for Algernon’: A book review. ‘Flowers for Algernon’ by Daniel Keyes was first written as a short story in 1958 and published in ‘The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy’. It got the Hugo for best short story in 1960. The author spent several years expanding it into a novel which was published in […]

Tim Powers ‘On Stranger Tides’: A Review

I got up this morning and realized I hadn’t written my weekly blog post. “Oh, no,” I thought. “What will all my fans think?” Feeling sufficiently remorseful, I thought I would try and get it written during my lunch. Now, don’t take me wrong. Giving up my lunch to write a blog post may not […]

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