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Round two: Afterworlds vs. Guy in Real Life

To begin with, full disclosure, I have been a fan of Scott Westerfeld for years. Also, I have never been a gamer. Of any kind. Ever. 420 more words

Tournament Of Books

How Did a Little Boy Who Dreamed of Becoming a Soccer Star End Up as a Primary Jihadi Terrorist After He’s Grown?

Story by: A. Jamieson, for NBCNEWS.com, with the “discussion” afterwards by ME!!!

LONDON – Masked executioner Jihadi John, who the global face of ISIS, was a sports-obsessed 10-year-old who liked Manchester United, PlayStation game Duke Nukem and listening to teen pop bands. 212 more words


Ender's Game

Set in the distant future, humanity is at war with an alien species whose presence threatens the future. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is a child genius, a product of a government agency that breeds young soldiers to aid the war effort. 582 more words


From my novel "Streets of Rage"


The little black guy was in the living room, kneeling on the floor as if in prayer. Papers were on the floor before him. A… 111 more words

Being A Teenager

Round Two: Noggin vs. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

For Round 2 of the Book Tournament, I had to evaluate two very different books. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces and Noggin come from almost the opposite ends of the genre spectrum: the first was a realistic tale of teenage life while the second was more in the vein of Science Fiction. 746 more words

Tournament Of Books