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Short story: Alien Animal Encounters by John Scalzi, from Miniatures. Highly Recommended.

Poem: After Great Pain by Emily Dickinson, listened to through Librivox. Recommended. 28 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Short story: "Scene from a Dystopia"

“Scene from a Dystopia,” by Rachel Swirsky

Appeared in Subterranean Press Magazine, issue #4: Special Sci-Fi Cliché Issue, 2006, edited by John Scalzi ( 30 more words

Twenty-first Century

The Collapsing Empire: if only it were tv

When humanity left Earth, they did so via the Flow – a little-understood force that handily connects disparate places in the universe. The Flow makes faster-than-light travel unnecessary. 696 more words

Reviews

October Book Haul

The books I got this month were:

  • Old  Man’s War by John Scalzi
  • Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes
  • Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica…
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Books

NaNoPlanno: Tools for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month: a frenzy of writing with the goal of producing a 50,000-word novel during the thirty days of November. 7 more words

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Redshirts by John Scalzi

The Book:

3.5/5 Wine Bottles for this one.

My friends have been recommending that I read Redshirts for months now, because I once made a big deal about how unreasonable it was that Starfleet officers with little physical or combat training were capable of holding their own on violent away missions.  825 more words

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