• SciFi
    The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) – John Scalzi

      Truth be told, I loved Old Man’s War … not necessarily the whole series mind you, but definitely Book 1.  It’s long been a staple and one that I’ve gone back to every now and then.  Unfortunately for me, however (and probably somewhat in the minority) I didn’t love Red Shirts which I thought […]

  • Fantasy
    The Aeronauts Windlass by Jim Butcher

      While I’m definitely more of a fan of the Military SciFi genre, Fantasy titles still have a very large place in my heart.  Especially when those titles are written by some of the more exceptional authors in the field like Jordan (sadly deceased), Sanderson (alive, kicking & publishing like a dervish) and Butcher. Jim […]

  • Military SciFi
    The Scorched Earth by Terry Mixon

        Terry has written a couple of books that I’m quite fond of (namely his Empire of Bones saga, reviewed here, and here) so I thought this one was worth a try too – and while it’s not perfect, there is enough in it that I’m probably going to pick up book 2 when […]

  • Books
    Intergalactic Wizard Scout by Rodney Hartman

      Over the years I’ve read a couple of books and series that have started out well, but over the course of multiple books, gotten quite a bit “less good” and somewhat tedious.  Unfortunately, Intergalactic Wizard Scout is one of these in my opinion. While the writing itself is nothing to write home about, the […]

  • Books
    Deep Space Nine – Station Rage

    This was another book that was very easy to enjoy. Station Rage has action and intrigue, beginning with some history of DS9 and the Cardassians, building into scenes of espionage and eventually into guerrilla warfare on the station. On the space station, Deep Space Nine, in an unexplored area, Starfleet discovers preserved remains of several […]

  • Books
    Fan fiction: DooM – The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 4

    Glowing jewels ran down the corridor, the plasma strikes the distant approaching invaders. “Fire in the hole” shouts a marine. The screeching grenade arched through the air and decimates a horde of aliens approaching from behind. Major Sargent Martinez was providing intel to Admiral Frost over a ultra frequency transmitter. “Mobility has been impaired. Our […]

  • Books
    Spock Must Die!

    This is a novel by James Blish, a notable science fiction writer who began releasing stories in 1940, before that, he was a member of the Futurians, along with Issac Asimov, which was a group of science fiction fans that spawned many editors and writers. It started in the late 1930’s, based in New York […]

  • Books
    What to Expect in the Final Season of Game of Thrones

    It has been a week since the Game of Thrones season 6 finale, annnnd it’s withdrawal peak for all of us. Know what that means? Gratuitous speculation time!!!! The pace is moving quicker, endgame pieces are emerging, and the setups for the conclusion have been laid out. What can one expect in the final season […]

  • Books
    Game of Thrones Middle Ground: characters say, not today

    “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” But as usual, Cersei is spewing nonsense because there IS a middle ground. Characters don’t just live or die; some become fixed in the in-between. These characters are those still alive in the books but have met their […]

  • Military SciFi
    The Slaver Wars: First Strike (The Slaver Wars 4)

    While this series of books is numbered differently based on where you look, I think if you were to read it in the correct sequence you should follow the path below. THE SLAVER WARS: ALIEN CONTACT BY RAYMOND L. WEIL  MOON WRECK: THE SLAVER WARS (BOOK 2) MOON WRECK: FLEET ACADEMY (THE SLAVER WARS 3) […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction: DooM – The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 3

    Chapter 3 Martinez and his squad marched through the corridor after passing the air-lock, arriving at the entrance to Alpha Labs. The corridor was undergoing maintenance, it had bare panelling and conduits left hanging open, a step ladder and a pair of toolboxes lay upon the floor. Sergeant Martinez taps a universal control panel on […]

  • Books
    Star Trek – In the Name of Honour

    This story takes takes place between the movies Star Trek 5 & 6, detailing the proceedings of peace talks between the Federation and the Klingon empire that came to a front in the beginning of Star Trek 6. The story begins with a deep space encounter, eight years earlier, between a Starship and an imperial […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction: DooM – The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 2

    Chapter II The data storage vault was a spacious chamber that was divided by two levels. The upper level held tall mainframes for storing data, the lower level had two rows of long computer stations, flanking a spacious work table with six thrones set around it, several data sheets, a few styluses, and some coffee […]

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