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Book Review: The Martian, by Andy Weir

The story of how The Martian came to prominence is almost as interesting as the novel itself. Almost. It’d be tempting to call it a great American success story, except this would imply that author Andy Weir wasn’t successful until … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dead Man’s Brother, by Roger Zelazny

There are certain pleasures that any regular novel reader is familiar with. The discovery of a new author is one of them. Re-reading an old favorite is another. And, of course, there is the pleasure of a new book from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Psion Beta

It can be a distinct pleasure for a reader to discover an author that is new to you. There’s an element of risk involved that actually serves to increase the anticipation. Will the book be good, will it be terrible? … Continue reading

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Book Series Review: The Codex Alera

A few months ago, I started reading Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera; I reviewed the first novel, Furies of Calderon, back in early May, and refrained from reviewing the others as I read them. I finished the sixth and final novel, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Furies of Calderon, by Jim Butcher

One of the things I miss about having an active library card is the ease of discovering new series in a genre. (My local library is funded through municipal taxes; as I live outside the city limits and therefore don’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Live From New York

I mentioned about a week and a half ago that Saturday Night Live has been on my mind of late due to a book I was reading. I’ve finally finished the book, Live From New York, so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Book Series Review: The Wheel of Time

Last April, I started reading the entire series of Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic, The Wheel of Time. Many of these books were actually re-reads for me from several years ago, but the last few were new to me. I remembered, … Continue reading

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