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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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Tech Review: Google Play

This tech review is going to be just a little bit different from prior ones (and not just because it’s actually current; I think at least half of the old ones are for software that has since stopped existing). Most … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Hugo Debacle

The Hugo Awards are, arguably, the pre-eminent awards in Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. There are others, such as the Nebula and the Locus, and those are certainly nothing to be sneezed at… but the Hugos are the oldest (as … Continue reading

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Farewell, Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett, author the Discworld series and various assorted other novels, has passed away at the age of 66 from a chest infection. One of the most successful and prolific contemporary British authors, Pratchett wrote over 50 novels in his … 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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Unfilmable?: Huckleberry Finn

Many of Hollywood’s films begin life as books. Some Hollywood executive, actor, or screenwriter reads a book they enjoy, they go and acquire the rights, and they produce a screenplay based on it, which eventually gets turned into a film. … 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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Tech Review: Nook for PC

I’ve always been a reader, for as long as I can remember. I was reading before I entered school, which had the benefit that I learned to read for fun before schools could turn it into a chore. As a … 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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Top 10 Unfilmed Fantasy Series

Fantasy used to be a genre that seemed to be either ignored or even maligned by Hollywood. Movies in the genre were comparatively rare, partly because of the difficulty with their heavy reliance on special effects, and partly because the … Continue reading

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