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Captain’s Review – A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men I was a fan of Darkship Thieves when it came out, and when I was (fortunately) stranded in a local bookstore (Book People in Austin is great), I saw that the second book in the series – Darkship Renegades was out. I was understandably excited. If you’re a fan of Heinlein’s …Read the Rest

UnKillable by Patrick E. McLean – A Review

Unkillable by Patrick E. McLean My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is not really a zombie story. That is the first thing I want to say. And for that I am really grateful. I have never really been a fan of the while zombie thing. No, it isn’t a Zombie b…

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 […]

“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. […]

Book Review: Darkship Thieves by Susan Hoyt

The other day, someone pointed out a blog post written by Sarah Hoyt on the IPG / Amazon conflict, and as I started reading I immediately thought to myself: “Who IS this?” And I immediately started looking for her books. Darkship Thieves is exactly what the blurb says – Heinlein-esque pulpy goodness. The story involves […]

“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 […]

Stealing Jenny – A review

Stealing Jenny <h3><a href=”http://ellengable.wordpress.com”>By Ellen Gable</a></h3> I have to admit that when I first started reading this book I was not sure I would like it. I have a very soft spot kids and especially babies. The thought of something bad happening was not appealing to me. But I found that once I had started […]

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 […]

Declare by Tim Powers

January 13, 2012
Declare by Tim Powers

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting   “Declare” by Tim Powers. A book review. In defense of audio fiction. I listened to this book on audio which I purchased from Audible.com. I mention to my friends at work that I am ‘listening’ to a book and they make some condescending remark like, “books are supposed […]

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