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Book Review: The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley

I came to Kameron Hurley’s work early, getting a copy of God’s War back at the beginning of her career, and following her work and worlds since. 907 more words

Science Fiction

Why Fantasy?

I love science. You see me quote it in my posts a lot. Part of the reason I like it is because it can actually help give us predictable outcomes, make life better for everyone, and it isn’t dependent on opinion. 500 more words

I yammer about space opera

Jana Denardo is hosting me on her blog this week. I say stuff about space opera, as well as promote Beneath the Skin.  http://jana-denardo.dreamwidth.org/249133.html

(I apologize if my posts seem spammy of late.   27 more words

Writing

Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

The dude in the red shirt dies first.

It’s a joke as old as Star Trek, that has ingrained itself in pop culture. It’s always good for a cheap gag, either through a character referencing it, or maybe a little bit of black humor when you need to off some expendable extras to up the stakes. 429 more words

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

3.5ish stars.

Kameron Hurley is full of ideas. Some of them obviously come from a dark, twisted, disturbing place. Some nasty stuff going on here. I mean cool, creative, crazy stuff, and it works… but also oozy, squishy, bloody, nasty blech, blech. 177 more words

Book Reviews

B-Movie Review: Starship Rising (2014)

Note: Spoiler Alert (not that you should really care)

Starship Rising is the result of Star Trek colliding with Star Wars at high warp, giving you what has the feel of a sci-fi themed porno with the sex scenes edited out.  853 more words

Movies

Book Review: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (Three Stars)

Book Review: Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire #1) by Yoon Ha Lee

Three Stars

“Her instructor was full of shit. There was no comfort to be extracted from the dead, from flesh evaporated from bones.” 263 more words

Ron Andrea