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    A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA

      I first read this book in my early teens and it had a profound impact on me.  The character of Sparrowhawk and his trials and tribulations were both inspiring and at that age somewhat terrifying!  Not a large book or series of books, it was easy to read and finish these books in a […]

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    THE WHEEL OF TIME – A NEW SPRING

    (Prequel) New Spring Although this book and its contents are actually a precusor to the rest of the series, introducing the characters of Lan & Moiraine at this point seems to take away from the other characters that will be introduced in later books. To be honest – although this book is good and interesting, […]

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    Dies the Fire – S.M. Stirling

    Ok, first – lets the get the biggest negative out of the way.  While Stirling is obviously a fan of the “Wiccan” way of life and the “Craft” and its back to nature creed, I am not as interested in this aspect of the story and think that his constant harping on about how and […]

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    THE HERO OF AGES (MISTBORN)

    This book was one that I took with me on a long road trip.  I expected it to last me at least half the trip, but I quickly found that this one more than the other two was one that I just could not put down.  While I was bored for the rest of my […]

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    ENDER’S GAME

    In the not too distant future, mankind has barely survived two wars with an alien race – the Formics (also known as Buggers) – and the IF (International Fleet) has determined that it is time to take the battle to bugs! Ender and the other genius children of Earth are taken into a training center […]

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    THE RITHMATIST

    I think I’ve said this before in some of my other posts, so I apologize for the repetition, but I just don’t know how he does it? Every time I think I’ve read everything written by the man, I find more books that I’ve still not read (I’m now working my way through an audio […]

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    The Chronicles of Amber – Sign of the Unicorn

    Starting immediately after the battle at the end of The Guns of Avalon, Corwin is now the de-facto ruler of Amber with the death of Eric.  However something is still not right in paradise by any means. Corwin returns to Castle Amber with the body of one of the creatures that he, Flora and Random […]

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    Stranger in a strange land – Heinlein

    Definitely one that is a classic of the SciFi genre, Stranger in a Strange Land is actually quite a hefty and difficult book. Heinlein‘s writing style is very evident throughout this book and this is probably one of his most famous works. The story while based in the future, is definitely driven by the current […]

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    THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION

    The 26th Century In the late 26th Century mankind had spread across the galaxy and colonized over 900 different planets.  With huge technological innovations behind them they now had intelligent and communicative starships that were able to navigate themselves and “swallow” across the void of space. Split into two factions – the Adamists were the […]

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    Warbreaker

    I’ve read most everything that Brandon Sanderson has published now including the two newest Wheel of Time books (reviews here & here), his Mistborn series (reviewed here), his newest Magnum Opus – The Way of Kings (reviewed here) and finally most recently Warbreaker. Eventually I will get to the Elantris series also and will post […]

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    THE SHIVA OPTION

    Hopefully you have had the joyous pleasure of playing the old PC based space strategy game – Master of Orion and its successors … otherwise known as MOO I – MOO III?  If not you are really missing out on something really enjoyable and in a similar fashion to Civilization (and its successors) a game […]

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    FURIES OF CALDERON

    Another series I didn’t start until I knew that all the books were complete.  Unfortunately Robert Jordan‘s death during the course of writing the Wheel of Time has permanently scarred me and I am frightened to start a new series without knowing that it will eventually conclude! The Furies of Calderon is the first in […]

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