Book Review – The Postman

Book Review The Postman By David Brin Note: I spoil. That said, the novel is over 30 years old, so if you haven't read it, where have you been for the last several decades? Tropes abound in post-holocaust fiction. The struggle against the fall into chaos. A man (or woman, but let's face it, usually … Continue reading Book Review – The Postman

Book Review – Orphanage

Book Review Orphanage By Robert Beuttner I grew up on Stormship Troopers, Ender's Game, and The Forever War. But there is a gap in my education. I got the bug (no pun intended) to fill in the gaps, so I checked out some best-of lists online. I bought a bunch used on Amazon. Among them … Continue reading Book Review – Orphanage

Book Review – Rogue Protocal

Book Review Rogue Protocal By Martha Wells I spoil. This is a 150 page story, the 3rd in a 4-book series. The second book felt a little pricey. The last 3 were released in May, August, and October, 2018. So it's a 600 page novel split into four full-priced morsels. I'm certain that I've detected … Continue reading Book Review – Rogue Protocal

Book Review – Six Wakes

Book Review Six Wakes By Mur Lafferty I don't always buy every book that's nominated for the Hugo best novel, but I do check them out to see if they appeal. In 2018, the nominees were: The Stone Sky, by N.K. JemisinThe Collapsing Empire, by John ScalziProvenance, by Ann LeckieSix Wakes, by Mur LaffertyRaven Stratagem, … Continue reading Book Review – Six Wakes

Book Review- The Consuming Fire

Book Review The Consuming Fire By John Scalzi In no particular order, I write my thoughts as they come. I may spoil. Honestly, I'm not sure yet. This is a stream of consciousness blog, doncherknow. The Consuming Fire is the second in a series called The Interdependency. I reviewed the first, The Collapsing Empire, about … Continue reading Book Review- The Consuming Fire

Book Review – Tomorrow’s Kin

Book Review Tomorrow's Kin By Nancy Kress There is some debate in real life (internally, with myself. Let's leave this subject alone for mental health reasons) whether my reaction to the premise of this novel is nature or nurture. The premise of Tomorrow's Kin is: Aliens come, dock in New York Harbor, talk only to … Continue reading Book Review – Tomorrow’s Kin

Book Review – The Promise of Space and Other Stories

I read John Scalzi's blog fairly often. He has a section called Big Idea, where he introduces scifi novels, collections, etc. I found The Promise of Space and Other Stories there. I wanted short. I wanted scifi. I was in the right mood to buy the book. As an impulse, I bought the e-version on … Continue reading Book Review – The Promise of Space and Other Stories

Book Review – Bannerless

Book Review Bannerless By Carrie Vaughn As always, I spoil with out warning so be...warned. I've never read any of Ms. Vaughn's novels. She's famous for a series in which a werewolf named Kitty hosts a radio talk show for the supernatural. I discovered Bannerless on John Scalzi's blog, Whatever, and decided to give it … Continue reading Book Review – Bannerless

Book Review – Artificial Condition

Book Review Artificial Condition By Martha Wells As always, I spoil when it pleases me. About 4 months ago I read the first in this series, All Systems Red, which I bought for four bucks on Kindle, and was very pleased. It set up the character, as well as established a longer arc and mystery. … Continue reading Book Review – Artificial Condition

Book Review – The Last Town

Book Review The Last Town By Blake Crouch I will spoil without warning, so let this serve as ... a warning. I went off on a Blake Crouch binge last year, bought all the Wayward Pines books (Pines, Wayward, now the Last Town), the standalone Dark Matter, and Abandoned. I guess he hit a nerve. … Continue reading Book Review – The Last Town