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Sort of How I Spent My Summer

It turned out that I got quite a bit read this summer. John Scalzi’s The Last Colony, two of Stross’s Laundry Files books, a manual on the Steampunk movement, re-read The Magicians, Daniel Abraham’s splendid closer to the Dagger and … Continue reading

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The Expanse – Space Opera with Gravitas

I had read the first three books in The Expanse series in such a breathless rush it’s now hard for me to remember all the exact details. It was just flowed so well and was populated with great characters, pithy … Continue reading

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Ascension – Featuring Tricia Helfer’s Ass

A while ago I wrote a post bemoaning the lack of decent science fiction on television. I had high hopes for Ronald D Moore’s Helix but the first few episodes were so filled with plot holes, incredulous actions, and cardboard … Continue reading

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait…and Wait….and Wait

I have made a few posts about the deplorable state of science fiction on television and its equally dismal future. So you can imagine my glee and jubilation when this news broke: http://io9.com/syfy-is-turning-james-s-a-coreys-books-into-game-of-t-1562411885 http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/syfy-fives-10-episode-order-to-space-opera-the-expanse-from-mark-fergus-hawk-ostby-alcon-entertainment/ For those unfamiliar with The Expanse, … Continue reading

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I’m a Reading Machine

Today I went in for my post-surgery checkup. They cut off the brace/bandage/torture device off my left leg, pulled the sutures, and wrapped me in something far more comfortable and light. My leg is still too swollen for a cast … Continue reading

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This Day in Nerd History

Here’s the latest Amazon buy, arranged on my laptop. Two books, two boxes of Nag Champa (for that 70s record store aura), and a wee little Sandisk that was half price. I have heard nothing but praise about these two … Continue reading

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Truest Grit

Truest Grit “You have to realistic about these things.” ― Logen Ninefingers, Last Argument of Kings The link is to a blog post by Joe Abercrombie concerning criticisms from some quarters that there is now too much grit in the fantasy … Continue reading

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Thank you, Andrew Carnegie

I’ve always loved libraries. I’ve always felt comfortable when surrounded by books, maybe because that was the atmosphere I grew up in or more realistically, because I am an incurable bibliophile. My hometown was too small to have a library … Continue reading

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