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Lock In, by John Scalzi

In the near distant future, a new virus takes its place on the world stage; the majority of those who are infected suffer flu like symptoms, a smaller percent suffer meningitis-like symptoms. 285 more words

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'Old Man's War' satisfying science fiction

It’s hard to know where to begin with this look at John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War. Do I start by noting that it’s screaming for a big-screen adaptation, this novel with a cinematic feel woven into it’s DNA? 570 more words


Reading Styles and Cover Reveals

I don’t know about you, but I go through dry spells in the reading area. The past month has been that way for me. Maybe it’s because I’m ahead in my 2014 fifty books reading challenge, but I just haven’t found many books I’ve wanted to read from start to finish. 230 more words

Too Early 2015 Hugo Prediction

Now that the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel has been awarded, we can turn our eyes to the 2015 Award. Today, I’ll predict an initial slate of 5 nominees. 1,253 more words


John Scalzi's Favourite Books About Epidemics

I’m sure by now everyone is aware of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  Despite the incredible and due fear surrounding the Ebola virus it may be worth noting that while Ebola has killed a record amount of people, during the same time frame Malaria and TB have claimed hundreds of thousands more lives. 1,041 more words

For Readers

Break Down Is Done

The last ten thousand words of Earth, After Liberation have ben broken down into chapter sections and now its’ ready for me to go through it. 55 more words



My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

The Ghost Brigades is book two of the Old Man’s War series. In the first volume, seventy-five-year-old John Perry abandons his life on Earth, joins the Colonial Defense Force, and heads off into space to protect mankind’s far flung colonies. 627 more words

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