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    The Slaver Wars: Alien Contact by Raymond L. Weil

    What do you get when you combine BSG with Stargate?  Perhaps somewhat surprisingly from the title and from other books this author has written, you get exactly this exact combination from The Slaver Wars: First Contact.  Now it definitely doesn’t start down that path … in fact the early chapters of the book are more of […]

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    Fanfiction: DooM – Ultimate Experiment, Chapter 12

    Chapter XII – Hell’s Keep The marine fell through the portal, spinning head over foot through thin strands of throbbing energy. He fell through an alien sky toward an unknown world, a large circle was below. An invisible force oriented him and guided him gently to the ground in the centre of the circle, Hell […]

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    Fanfiction: DooM – Ultimate Experiment, Chapter 11

    Chapter XI – The Ultimate Experiment On the scorched Earth below, the marine makes his way through armies of aliens, slowly making his way to their stronghold. Along his way were mountains of stinking, maggot infested corpses of humans, aliens and animals. The closer he got, the more of the grotesque growths he encountered. He […]

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    Fanfiction – DooM – Ultimate Experiment, chapter 10

    Chapter X – Lunar Monolith The Moon colony sat in a large crater below a black starry sky, sunlight beamed against a large black monolith. UAC headquarters. The large, black building had long, wide slits in its surface that served as windows, the UAC logo was lightly etched against the surface of the building. Dr. […]

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    The Expanse Book 1 – Leviathan Wakes

    So it’s not without some sense of shame that I say readingLeviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey is the equivalent of eating a well-made meal. You don’t have to have a sophisticated pallet to enjoy it, but even a true food snob will find something to appreciate if in the right mood. Be warned, there are […]

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    Fanfiction: DooM – Ultimate Experiment, Chapter 9

    Chapter IX – Untested Hardware The gravity weapon rolled to a stop twenty-five yards from the Cyber-demons. The weapon sprouted two metal arms and plunged them into the dried soil, anchoring itself; it then spun open, revealing thin metallic prongs surrounding knotted tubes of red liquid. The prongs began spinning around the liquid as they […]

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    Fanfiction: DooM – Ultimate Experiment, Chapter 8

    *Happy 22 anniversary to the DooM series* Chapter VIII – War Machine A quiet hum was all that could be heard of the engine from within the bridge of the Echelon. She was cruising at a Mach-five, the ship’s computer estimated the time to arrival was twelve minutes. The marine was using a tiny energy […]

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    Warlords Invasion by Lee Guo

    You might recall from some previous posts that I’m a fan of Master of Orion (the game) and the books that seem to be inspired by this genre.  While some more recent games (Galactic Civilization I, II & III and Stardrive I & II) might seem the rightful holders of the title of best 4X […]

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    Fanfiction: DooM – Ultimate Experiment, Chapter 7

    Chapter VII – Echelon Spirals of portal energy suddenly appeared. The marine’s trained eyes knew the best moment to fire, plasma impacted the Imps as soon as they appeared, several were laid to waste in the first moments. More portals opened around him, his sight was blinded by more flashing green energy. Hissing demons threw […]

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    Star Trek Enterprise – Kobayashi Maru

    As someone who enjoyed the Enterprise series, this novel served nicely to bridge the story onward from when it was taken off TV, although there are a few other novels preceeding this one. This was another story I got a lot of enjoyment from, it has espionage missions, space battles, phaser and disruptor shoot-outs, and […]

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    The Silver Ships & Libre by S.H. Jucha

    OK really quick review of the first two books in the silver ships series. Don’t go into this expecting any amazing writing, or think about any new and amazing technology or military battles again you won’t find it. What you will find however is a cute sweet little story that actually engages you almost from […]

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    Fanfiction: DooM – Ultimate Experiment, Chap 6

    Chapter VI – Darkened Halls On the surface of Earth the marine approaches the spaceport. Commander Thompson kept frequent tabs on the marines progress. The building was very large, about the size of its predecessor, the airport. The marine could make out Cacodemons and hell knights around the perimeter. He was hoping the aliens would […]