Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Fated Sky (Lady Astronaut, #2)The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I need more stars - five aren't enough.

Kowal completes her Lady Astronaut saga with the first human journey to Mars, in her alt-history of human spaceflight. She weave together a fabulous mix of issues - from race relations to climate denial to ... just read it - I can't begin to describe the blend she has skillfully created here.

I certainly hope this is not the end of this saga - but this is a fine and fitting capstone to the duology!

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Oblivion by Michael Jan Friedman

Oblivion (Star Trek: The Next Generation: Stargazer, #4)Oblivion by Michael Jan Friedman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Guinan! A nice backstory for Guinan, and adventure for young Picard. Complicated and good multi-threaded story as Friedman fills in Picard's history as a young captain.

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Saturday, September 08, 2018

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You ThinkFactfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent - I can see why Bill Gates is giving copies to college students.

Rosling does a fabulous job of giving a clear eyed picture of facts, why we ignore them or are blind-sided by our prejudices. Read it!

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Saturday, September 01, 2018

Three by Michael Jan Friedman

Three (Star Trek: Stargazer, #3)Three by Michael Jan Friedman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

More history-of-Jean-Luc.....

Nice mix of adventure and character development on the Stargazer. A nice interleaved story line that had some good plot points and twists!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Run Forever by Amby Burfoot

Run ForeverRun Forever by Amby Burfoot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thoughtful, useful - a great book for a runner of any level.


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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel PowerThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yes! Along with Ms. Marvel Squirrel Girl gets my vote as the superhero I've been waiting for!

Funny, clever and more - this is terrific... on to volume two!!


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

In the Empire's Service by Michael A. Stackpole

In the Empire's Service (Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron, #6)In the Empire's Service by Michael A. Stackpole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fun! Did you know that archive.org has books you can check out? Even comic... er, graphic novels?


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Progenitor by Michael Jan Friedman

Progenitor (Star Trek: The Next Generation: Stargazer, #2)Progenitor by Michael Jan Friedman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

More Picard! More adventure!

It's a race! Picard and a team endure a daunting race to assist his chief engineer. There's romance (of a sort), there's rescue... and meanwhile a nasty admiral keeps plotting against poor Picard....


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Sunday, August 12, 2018

A-Force, Volume 1: Hypertime by G. Willow Wilson

A-Force, Volume 1: HypertimeA-Force, Volume 1: Hypertime by G. Willow Wilson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pretty fun adventure, even if it had my head spinning!


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The Force Awakens by Chuck Wendig

The Force Awakens (Star Wars)The Force Awakens by Chuck Wendig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nice adaption of the movie.

Hard to fault it - the story is told and shown, not a lot of room for change.

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Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii by Lee Goldberg

Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii (Mr. Monk, #2)Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii by Lee Goldberg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Say Aloha to Mystery!

That works *both* ways - "hello," since this is chock-full of mysteries for Monk to solve AND "goodbye," since Mr. Monk solves them all. This is yet another terrific entry in the Monk novels.

Seeing Mr. Monk try to manage life in the island paradise is fun - and funny. The mysteries are clever and "fair" - there are clues and satisfactory solutions. A good fun read!

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Gauntlet by Michael Jan Friedman

GauntletGauntlet by Michael Jan Friedman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, if Picard's coming back - what better time to read about his history?

This is a nice backstory showing Picard's beginning as a commander - as a CAPTAIN, that is - even younger than Kirk! It's a decent space opera yarn, and with details of crew and their development. On to the next one!

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Saturday, August 04, 2018

Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American DreamProud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Inspiring story!

Muhammad tells an amazing story - how she became an Olympian, to say nothing of a Barbie doll! Worth reading!

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Friday, August 03, 2018

Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn

Thrawn: AlliancesThrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Past, Present and Future in a tapestry.

Timothy Zahn is one of the few authors in Star Wars who can push the GFFA from space-fantasy to real nuts-and-bolts science fiction. And doing it with Thrawn is just amazing.... Thrawn continues to delight in his SherlockHolmesian brilliance - he's a great character in canon *AND* in "Legends!"

This story serves as a pre-prequel to Thrawn (that is if Thrawn is a prequel to this) - showing us Anakin and Thrawn's first meeting. Weaving their adventure (along with Padme) with the "present day" story of Vader and Thrawn dealing with an enemy in the wild regions - in a territory where their first meeting occurred. It's deftly done.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Good News for a Change: How to Talk to Anyone about Jesus by Matt Mikalatos

Good News for a Change: How to Talk to Anyone about JesusGood News for a Change: How to Talk to Anyone about Jesus by Matt Mikalatos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mikalatos never disappoints. And he has range - from thoughtful fiction, interesting Bible translations, and more - I'm never sorry I pick up his books.

This is a thoughtful, respectful and contemporary guide for evangelism - worth reading for anyone looking for ideas, even if they aren't "evangelizing."

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

One Small Step by Susan Wright

One Small Step (Star Trek: Gateways, #1)One Small Step by Susan Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

TOS to the max..... but more than TOS in the series.

This kicks off a multi-volume series of Trek adventures, covering multiple eras. Came into my library thanks to a the current back-list ebook special (all 8 books for $.99 each). I missed these when they first came out, so it's an interesting addition to my books.

This one covers the aftermath of "That Which Survives," and features a sneaky race that impersonates Losira's people, solely to swipe whatever technology they can acquire. Ends with a cliffhanger - a good way to keep you coming back to the series to find out what happens.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1)The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Out of this world!

This book lands in "history" and "sf" for categories, since Robinette-Kowal does such an excellent job of weaving real history and experiences into her alt-history story of an early-50's international space program driven to give humanity a second chance. A meteor strike devastates the world - but leaves a legacy that will ruin humanity's future... unless they are able to establish human settlements on other planets.

The details of flight, history of WASP and human calculators is terrific - really unbeatable - I can't wait for the next installment.

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron

Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of ThunderThor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So much about the Marvel Universe I don't know...
... But still, I really enjoyed this one - featuring Thor GODDESS - a very interesting outing for the defenders of Midgard. I'm sure if I knew *more* about these characters I'd get more out of it, but the authors do a good job moving the story along, and pulling the newbies (me) along. Thanks again, Amazon Prime for a free read... though I suspect it may lead me to more purchases.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato

The Clockwork Crown (Clockwork Dagger, #2)The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

And, WOW again! Very enjoyable sequel to the Clockwork Dagger.

Cato does a great job through books creating a tapestry of a fantasy/steampunk adventure. The action continues and, as in the first book, the twists and turns are both surprising and satisfying. As noted, I hope she returns to this world again - it's a remarkable creation. The blend of SF and fantasy themes is really nicely crafted and enjoyable.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

The Clockwork Dagger (Clockwork Dagger, #1)The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Quite a mix! I read this for a bit of steampunk, and found much more. Cato crafts a whole world, something like our Victorian era, with airships and more. It's a bit of an Anastasia story - with a lost princess and a kingdom wracked with war from rebels. And then there is the fantasy - the protagonist is a "medician" - something like a doctor, but drawing on a mystical power. A veteran of the war, she is seeking peace... but instead contends with assassins, hidden princess, and more cloak and dagger.

A fascinating world - I'd love to see more of it (well, I have the sequel - but I hope she'll do more!)

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells

Fluency (Confluence, #1)Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting - my xenolinguistic sort of thing.

Ishould have finished this far sooner, but ... you know, when you have a Kindle your queue of "books being read" seems (at least mine) to grow without bound.

An interesting story of a NASA expedition to an abandoned alien ship. The linguist is critical to learning how the ship works and what can (and should) be done with it. A cliff hanger of course....

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Robinson Crusoe (with panel zoom) - Classics Illustrated by Classic Comic Store

Robinson Crusoe (with panel zoom)    - Classics IllustratedRobinson Crusoe (with panel zoom) - Classics Illustrated by Classic Comic Store
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent - So happy to discover these classics are available as ebooks.

Years ago I remember reading and learning of classic novels via Classics Illustrated. I'm impressed how much they pack into these books. Obviously they are abridged, but they are hardly dumbed down. Great to see - and see they are available to purchase via Comixology.

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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein (Classics Illustrated, #26)Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Impressive!

Terrific rendition of a classic. I'm impressed by the literary style AND all the extras included, both background and The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

I, The Constable by Paula M. Block

I, The Constable (Star Trek Deep Space Nine)I, The Constable by Paula M. Block
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fun caper with the Constable!

Quark is missing, and it's up to Odo, ex-constable from Deep Space Nine to find out what happened!

This was a nice entry in "current" DS9 history (including the rebuilt station). Intrigue on Feringar and Odo channeling Mike Hammer and Dashiel Hammet make for a nice mix!

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, MoreCaptain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow - great fun. New connections to Guardians of the Galaxy and good adventure. I continue to be impressed by the new Marvel characters (I'm a fan of Ms. Marvel) - and look forward to more. Thanks to Amazon Prime for including this in the books available.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Star Trek Prometheus: Fire with Fire by Christian Humberg

Star Trek Prometheus: Fire with FireStar Trek Prometheus: Fire with Fire by Christian Humberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great fun on the Final Frontier!

While many of the Trek novels have been translated - it's always been *from* English. This book is a first - a German Trek novel, now translated into English, and it's great fun. Lots of action, and - perhaps with an eye to tensions in our time - intrigue around terrorist acts. It's part of a new series by these authors and happily I already have next installment in hand!


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older

Last Shot (Star Wars): A Han and Lando NovelLast Shot (Star Wars): A Han and Lando Novel by Daniel José Older
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a wild ride!

Older wings us back and forth through time as Han and Lando team up to solve a mystery - an enigmatic threat that aims to turn droids against flesh-and-blood beings. It's a mystical story - almost... but not quite... a horror story. Makes use of details from the Solo movie - but doesn't require you've seen it (or include any spoilers). I definitely want to read more from Older!

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of DiscoveryEndurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott    Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent account of everything that makes an astronaut's career. I particularly enjoyed has reading "The Right Stuff" spurred Kelly to his path as an astronaut.


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Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis

Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1: Cosmic AvengersGuardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fun - not the same as the movies, but....

I confess to a great deal of ignorance to much in the Marvel Cinematic & Comic Universes, so this was a stretch to sort out the similarities and differences in this book from the movies. But... it was fun, and thanks to Amazon Prime, it was free.... So, now that they suckered me in, I just might need to read more.

And maybe I need to find a Wiki or something to help me sort out the different universes.....


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The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport

The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the CosmosThe Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent - a very good review of what is going on in the "new Space" movement. And - yet again, I find I'm rooting for Blue Origin over SpaceX - we need them both, of course, but I just like the Blue Origin style - I'm rooting for the tortoise!


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Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and your Family from a Lifetime of ClutterThe Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter by Margareta Magnusson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Charming. Not *Really* a how-to, though. More of a why-to, really. But worth reading, especially for those of us who are.... getting up in years.

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Sunday, May 06, 2018

Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018 by Kirsten Beyer

Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018 by Kirsten Beyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very nice prequel to Discovery - backstory to the spore drive, not to mention Hugh and Paul's romance. Recommended for Star Trek Disco fans!


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Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Cold Sassy TreeCold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fine, southern read.

Reminded me of a Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn/ Tom Sawyer. Lots of interesting episodic hijinks with a boy living in Georgia. Thoughtful observations from his Grandfather - a man who doesn't always seem easy to take (or always do the right thing).


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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Head On by John Scalzi

Head On (Lock In, #2)Head On by John Scalzi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Solid!

Scalzi is one of those writers who pull me in - once I start, I can't stop - I burned through this book in less than a day. It's excellent.

This follows from the earlier "Lock In" book, with Chris Shane, FBI agent (read that one first!). It's a terrific murder mystery, police procedural and more. With twists and turns, double dealing and action .... just a terrific yarn!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Enormous Profit by Kieron Gillen

The Enormous Profit (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #2)The Enormous Profit by Kieron Gillen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Whoa - Aphra is a scheming character isn't she?

This is a roller coaster of a caper-cum-disaster with Aphra working on a scam, er scheme to sell an artifact. I can't even begin to describe it... but it certainly was fun!

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Out Among the Stars by Jason Aaron

Out Among the Stars (Star Wars #6)Out Among the Stars by Jason Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nice collection of stories - more an anthology than one story - nicely done!


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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Patrick Johnson

The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far AwayThe Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Patrick Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Science fun in the Galaxy Far, Far Away!

To be honest, I didn't *finish* this (ran of out of time on my loan), but it's a very nicely done SCIENCE book that *uses* Star Wars as a launching point for all kinds of articles.

There's two ways to do this - the "buzzkill" way that essentially debunks the errors and inaccuracy of the stories. Maybe satisfying for someone with an axe to grind, but not that enjoyable.

This book does it the other way - "we see x, y, and z in Star Wars... how could that happen?" Then launches into analyzing the in-universe observations of the films, and moves on to explore what it would take in our reality. It's done gracefully and respectfully of the GFFA, real science, and the reader.


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Thursday, March 01, 2018

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1)We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Death is only the beginning for Bob.

This was a fun, snarky ride. Bob's journey to being the savior of humanity only starts when he dies and is reincarnated a spaceship. A take charge guy, Bob breaks past the programming intended for him and has a lot of fun in a Von Neumann kind of way.


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The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor

The Night Masquerade (Binti #3)The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Binti - not what you'd expect. In a good way.

Now that I've read them all... I need to go back and read them again. Okorafor takes all sorts of SF themes (aliens, telepathy, space travel) and transforms them through her magical lens. Things that happened surprised me, even shocked me - but in a good way once I was brave enough to read all the way to the end.


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The Face of the Unknown by Christopher L. Bennett

The Face of the Unknown (Star Trek: The Original Series)The Face of the Unknown by Christopher L. Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A good follow up to Corbomite.

Lots of call-outs to not only the inspiration ("The Corbomite Maneuver") but many other TOS *and* TAS details. At times maybe a little too many things going on, but an enjoyable time with the Enterprise crew.

Good quotes from the book.

“Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations,” said Spock. “It is when different entities combine, when they complement each other’s limitations, that new and great things can be achieved.”

"Every society has shameful things in its past. It’s harder to be judgmental toward others once you recognize that within yourself.”


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Friday, February 16, 2018

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 3: Legend Lost by Charles Soule

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 3: Legend LostStar Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 3: Legend Lost by Charles Soule
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Twists, turns and double dealing.

A good set of adventures with Poe and his squadron. Sorting out the mystery of their betrayal, and more about the fate of Dameron's nemesis Terex. Nicely fit in as back story to The Force Awakens.

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The Storms of Crait by Ben Acker

The Storms of Crait (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nice backstory to Crait!

This one-off book shows us Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie investigating Crait (seen recently in The Last Jedi) as a prospective Rebel base. There's adventure battle and double-dealing along the way. Good story, great artwork; very enjoyable.

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Fortress Atlantis by Karl-Herbert Scheer

Fortress Atlantis (Perry Rhodan - English, #52)Fortress Atlantis by Karl-Herbert Scheer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

John Carter lives!

Well, not John Carter, but....

This is my first foray into the dizzying world of Perry Rhodan, the incredible long-running German Space epic. It was... interesting. Reminiscent in many ways of the sword and planet tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs: light on science, long on valiant battle.

My interest in this was piqued by my recent purchase of "Fire with Fire" a Star Trek novel by German authors. This alone is a first - the English publication of a non-English Star Trek novel. Reading about the authors I found at least one had background with the Perry Rhodan franchise, which lead me to start digging into this gigantic SF edifice. As Mr Spock would say, "fascinating!"


(BTW - shout out to archive.org, which has scanned copies of many of the Perry Rhodan books for loan.)

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

End of Games by Kieron Gillen

End of Games (Star Wars: Darth Vader #4)End of Games by Kieron Gillen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

These books have a dizzying amount of details and plot threads never seen in the movies... and yet, they are generally crafted well - and done well with beautiful art. Anything with Dr. Aphra and her murderous droids is great, and this has them in spades.

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Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon by Jason Aaron

Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon (Star Wars #2)Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon by Jason Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fun - multi perspective Star Wars. Hard to describe; I just keep plugging away at these books - there fun, quick reads an have beautiful art.


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Monday, January 08, 2018

From a Certain Point of View

From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)From a Certain Point of View by Ben Acker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This reminded me a lot of Ken Liu's "Legends of Luke Skywalker" - in fact Liu's in here along with 39 others. It's almost a Star Wars devotional, with so many authors providing their meditation on the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

The breadth of styles and thoughts is striking - and excellent angles of view on Star Wars. While it's easy to dismiss Star Wars as "space fantasy" (and it certainly does have that), in the hands of these authors you discover all sorts of deep, light, serious and comic dimensions. It's a fun exploration from many, many points of view!


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Sunday, January 07, 2018

Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity by James Martin

Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and SensitivityBuilding a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity by James     Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a thoughtful reflection on building bridges, particularly about between the LGBT community and the Catholic church. Expanded from a talk Fr. Martin gave after the Orlando nightclub massacre, he does a good job of considering all parties in a dialog among the faithful - both LGBT and not. It brought to mind John Shore's "Unfair," a collection of the testimony of LGBT Christians and how they've sought to live lives of faith.


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Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone, #25)Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton


When I started this, the alphabet still ended at "Z."

Bittersweet to finish this book just after Grafton herself has left this mortal plain. There will be no "Z" and Kinsey will have to live on in A-Y alone.

There were a lot of twists and turns and typical Kinsey-in-danger moments - I certainly enjoyed the book, though, I think it could have been tightened up. I got a little tired of the jumps between 1979 and 1989 as we slowly got details of the original murder in the story.

Still, I enjoyed the story and the am happy for all the volumes in Kinsey's career. I first read these as audiobooks read, like this one, by Judy Kaye. She will always be the voice of Kinsey Milhone in my mind.


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Friday, January 05, 2018

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8: Mecca by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8: MeccaMs. Marvel, Vol. 8: Mecca by G. Willow Wilson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

More complicated, more problems - poor Ms Marvel

I continue to enjoy the exploits of Ms. Marvel - they're complicated, and like other super heroes, not easy. This sees Kamala navigating a take over of Jersey City by xenophobic homeland defenders - defending against superheroes. Oh, and the Red Dagger is now in town - maybe she's superfluous and should take a break from all this ... stay tuned.

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The Shu-Torun War by Kieron Gillen

The Shu-Torun War (Star Wars: Darth Vader #3)The Shu-Torun War by Kieron Gillen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not bad - just a complicated angle of the GFFA I'm not all that clear on...

There is a huge expanse of comic Star Wars material that I enjoy for the imagery, but some of the details escape me. I mostly enjoyed this for the humor with Dr. Aphra's murderous droids (she is NOT in the story, which would have added one or two stars to my rating). Still, a fun entry.

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