Cadaver in Chief – a Review

I've discovered Steve Hockensmith. It's kind of like Columbus discovering North America; been there a while with a whole population of folks, just took me a while to find it. The good thing is that I don't have any plague blankets. The even better thing is that they probably wouldn't work on Steve Hockensmith, considering … Continue reading Cadaver in Chief – a Review

Mortal Stakes

Thoughts on Mortal StakesRobert B Parker I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned Robert B. Parker before. I’m on another reading kick, this time Mortal Stakes, his third in the Spenser series, published in 1975. So I was 9 when it came out. Parker spends lots of time on morality in his Spenser novels, often using other … Continue reading Mortal Stakes

The Last Emperox

Book ReviewThe Last Emperoxby John Scalzi I’ve been a Scalzi fan since 2006. I buy most of his novels in hardback. This time I bought it e-book but that’s just because I had to wait too long for the physical copy. I suspect it was import problems related to the pandemic. The Interdependency is my … Continue reading The Last Emperox

Fine, I’ll Meet You There

“Would you care to have a drink with me after work?" I said. "That would be lovely," she said. "Where and when?" "Ritz bar, this evening when you get through." "Five thirty," she said. "I'll meet you there," I said. Excerpt FromValedictionRobert B Parker Big Robert B. fan from decades past, I’m re-reading Valediction, published … Continue reading Fine, I’ll Meet You There

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 – 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