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Michael Kingswood

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Michael Kingswood has written numerous science fiction and fantasy stories, including The Pericles Conspiracy, The Glimmer Vale Chronicles, and the Dawn of Enlightenment series. His interest in scifi/fantasy came at an early age: he first saw Star Wars in the theater when he was three and grew up on Star Trek in syndication. The Hobbit was among the first books he recalls reading.

Recognizing with sadness that the odds of his making it into outer space were relatively slim, after completing his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, he did the next best thing - he entered the US Navy as a submarine officer. Eighteen years later, he continues to serve on active duty and has earned graduate degrees in Engineering M
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Passing in the Night

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The Pericles Conspiracy

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Short Story 10-Pack

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Falling Softly

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Warning: SPOILERS!

I went, with my wife, to see The Force Awakenson 19 December, in Imax 3D. Because Imax. I’m generally not a 3D fan, and the first couple minutes (fortunately just previews) reminded me why. But I will say the 3D thing did add a bit of coolness to the show. Certainly the Imax HUGE screen did.

So…did I like it?

Duh.

Of course! It was pretty awesome, and great fun. Was it repeti...

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Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
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read in April, 2015
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When I heard the ruckus that the perpetually offended crowd made over the title of this book, I absolutely HAD to read it, because I cannot abide those people. Because screw you if you can't take a joke.

This is the first of Mr. Gaiman's work that I'v
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Running From the Night by Ramon. Terrell
Running From the Night (Hunter's Moon, #1)
by Ramon. Terrell (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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I liked it.

Vampires have been done to death, but Mr. Terrell found a way to keep them interesting and invest them with some mystery. I have to say I found the main character, Jelani, hard to identify with, because Dear Lord does that man overthink a
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The Damnation Game by Clive Barker
The Damnation Game
by Clive Barker (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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I'd never read any of Clive Barker's stuff before this. Saw a few movies based on his books before, but that's about it.

I have to say, the characters drew me in and the writing was engrossing. But I was thoroughly unimpressed with the bad guy. For as
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The Sam Gunn Omnibus by Ben Bova
The Sam Gunn Omnibus
by Ben Bova
read in April, 2015
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Holy cow, was that fun! Sam Gunn is awesome!

'Nuff said.

Wicked fun, very well narrated. Totally worth the time and money.
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Darkship Thieves by Sarah A. Hoyt
Darkship Thieves
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read in March, 2015
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Gotta say, I thoroughly hated Athena at the start of this book. Talk about a presumptuous, spoiled, self-indulgent, arrogant, little snit. But hey, a character doesn't have to be likable, she has to be interesting. And Athena certainly was interestin ...more
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Dead In the Family by Charlaine Harris
Dead In the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
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Another fun Sookie book. Enjoyed it, as I expected I would. :)
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Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
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It's Poe. He rocks. 'Nuff said.

And the narrator did a great job as well.
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“Life is depressing and hopeless enough, without imbibing further depression and hopelessness through story. I don’t care how realistic people like to think that is. It’s not what inspires me, or makes me love and cherish a book or a television show or a movie. When I am imbibing fiction, I want to be inspired. I want bold tales, told boldly. I want genuine Good People who, while not perfect, are capable of rising beyond their ordinary beginnings. To make a positive difference in their world. Even when all hope or purpose might seem lost. Because this is what I think fiction—as originally told around the campfires, through verbal legend—ought to do, more than anything else: Illuminate the way, shine a spiritual beacon, tell us that there is a bright point in the darkness, a light to guide the way, when all other paths are cast in shadow.”
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