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Another week begins.  I quickly slip into my business suit and head back into the office to save a few innocent people. But while I try to fool myself into being excited about the promise of a new year and the continuation of the regular grind, deep down, I’m not, so I’m going to escape dreary reality by reading some great books. 457 more words

Funday Monday

Science Fiction Round 71: Lock In

John Scalzi’s Lock In is a pleasant afternoon read about a near-future FBI investigation.

I found myself anticipating many of the twists, but it was a fun read nonetheless. 730 more words

Clement's Game

The Dispatcher, by John Scalzi

The Dispatcher, by John Scalzi

published in print in 2017, audible version in 2016

where I got it: received advanced reading copy from the publisher (Thanks Subterranean!) 801 more words

Urban Fantasy

The Collapsing Empire (2017) John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire (2017) John Scalzi

John Scalzi does it again. Reels me in with great characters and plot. Not quite as interesting as the Old Man’s War but the premise of the “Flow” and how its demise might spell the demise of the 1000 year old interdependency. 80 more words

Nathaniel Mauger

John Scalzi's Fuzzy Reboot

Several years ago when I heard that John Scalzi had published Fuzzy Nation, a retelling of H. Beam Piper’s much loved 1962 classic Little Fuzzy, my first thought was Why? 610 more words


April 8, 2017: My 5 Favorite Recent Reads!

In a previous blog entry, I ranted about the shit book recommendations put forth by numerous reputable websites.  It would seem that, in many cases, the quality of the work is of much less importance than the connections of the author.   934 more words

Books & Literature

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire
  • Author: John Scalzi
  • Published: March 21, 2017
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Ratings: 5/5
Book Synopsis

Our universe is ruled by physics

faster than light travel is impossible- until the discovery of the Flow, and extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars.  

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