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My Top 5 Favorite Couples in Fiction

Valentine’s Day may have already come and gone, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to stop talking about romance. Like many contemporary fans, I have a tendency to ship certain characters together from the novels, movies, TV shows, and video games I enjoy. 808 more words

The Written Word

WorldCon Controversy 2015 - Historical Perspective

The current Worldcon kerfuffle may seem to some like a recent phenomenon based on the flaming currents of social media. However, such controversy has existed throughout the history of fandom. 1,265 more words


Tracker - C.J. Cherryh


C.J. Cherryh

DAW, Apr 7 2015, $25.95

ISBN: 9780756409098

Human diplomat Bren Cameron knows he needs some R&R after a hectic extended journey with the atevi aiji-dowager and others; so plans time on his estate in Najida where he is the Lord.  150 more words

Science Fiction

Say no to prequels

A while ago, I noticed that every time I read a novel (or see a film) that is a prequel, I like it far less than the original material. 163 more words


The boy who bled

Two months ago, I was sentenced by my office book club to read a dystopian YA novel, Red Rising, by newcomer (and now millionaire) Pierce Brown. 1,618 more words


Book Review - The raw shark texts

I almost don’t want to review this book here as when I picked it up from the library I really had no idea what I was in for, and discovering it along the way was a heck of a ride. 371 more words


Dan Simmons' 'Hyperion' - A Review

This is the first book in a science fiction tetralogy called The Hyperion Cantos by the versatile and consistently readable Dan Simmons.  I won’t even try to beat around the bush here to pad out this review: … 887 more words

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