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Book Review: The Icarus Hunt

Timothy Zahn. You know him, you love him. He's the author of Star Wars extended universe novels and he invented Grand Admiral Thrawn… but how are his original novels? Pretty great, actually. The Icarus Hunt is straight-down-the-middle gritty scifi noir, but it works. "If this is supposed to make us feel better about trusting… Continue reading Book Review: The Icarus Hunt

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Did Not Finish: Personal Stakes

A story is nothing without personal stakes. No matter how villainous the villain, or how lofty the goal, it doesn't matter to the reader unless it matters personally to the characters. In this post, I pick on a particular example of a book I did not finish because the life-and-death stakes didn't matter to the… Continue reading Did Not Finish: Personal Stakes

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Book Review: Velocity Weapon

Velocity Weapon is solid spaceship-style scifi, but it's not nearly as action-packed or bombastic as the title might suggest. I want all of my reviews to enhance your enjoyment of reading. I want to share with you a book that you've not heard of before, or wouldn't have considered trying. I want to share… Continue reading Book Review: Velocity Weapon

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Book Review: Crew of Exiles

A transcendent being has been banished to human form. His exile to a depopulated Earth will drive him mad if he can't find a way out. Getting dragged along on an adventure by the last remaining Earthlings isn't exactly what he had in mind. What reviewers are saying: "Dark but wholesome" "...quests for restoration and… Continue reading Book Review: Crew of Exiles

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Book Review: Nophek Gloss

Nophek Gloss is a young adult space opera action adventure. It doesn't say it's young adult, but trust me, it is. It's fast paced and imaginative and boy-howdy have I got opinions and feelings about it. Taitn continued sailing the Azura straight into the roiling surface of the star's skin. Burning fusion bit aginst… Continue reading Book Review: Nophek Gloss