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Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Astronaut Mark Whatney got the chance of a lifetime when he was picked to join the third manned mission to Mars. But after they landed, things went wrong. A freak dust storm far beyond anything the crew anticipated nearly destroyed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soulminder by Timothy Zahn

I’m a big fan of Timonthy Zahn’s Star Wars novels, but Soulminder is the first non-Star Wars offering of his that I’ve read. I was happy to find it was up to his usual high standards. After losing his young … Continue reading

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Classic Sci-Fi Recommendation: R.U.R. by Karel Čapek

As a sci-fi writer, I read a lot of classic science fiction, since reading is the second most important thing you can do to build a foundation for writing. (The first, of course, is writing.) I don’t normally review these … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang

I have another Star Trek book for you. The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang is a follow-up to the Cold Equations Trilogy, as is written by the same author as Immortal Coil, which I also enjoyed very much when it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cold Equations Trilogy by David Mack

Just like Star Wars, I never got really deep into the hundreds of books written for the various Star Trek series. However, there have been a few that interested me over the years. I recently picked up the Cold Equations … Continue reading

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Book Review: What If? by Randall Munroe

Q. What would happen if the Earth and all terrestrial objects suddenly stopped spinning, but the atmosphere retained its velocity? A. Nearly everyone would die. Then things would get interesting. Q. Which US state is actually flown over the most? … Continue reading

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Book review: The Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty

I previously reviewed Mur Lafferty’s breakout urban fantasy novel, The Shambling Guide to New York City about a woman writing a travel guide for monsters (or to be politically correct, “coterie”). Now, Zoë Norris is back for more adventures in The … Continue reading

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