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Star Wars Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi, Volume 1
3.72
liked it
Volume #1 consists of three stories: The Golden Age of the Sith, Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon, and The Saga of Nomi Sunrider set 3000- ...more
Jan 02, 2009
Jan 01, 2009
 
Star Wars: Jedi Academy Training Manual (Star Wars Roleplaying Game)
3.88
liked it
The Jedi Academy Training Manual looks to be the definitive sourcebook for Jedi and Force-using characters in the Star Wars: Saga Edition Role-Playing ...more
not set
Jul 29, 2009
 
The Far Side of the World (Aubrey/Maturin, #10)
4.44
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Although I've been reading the Aubrey/Maturin books on and off for years, I saw the Far Side of the World movie before I got to the ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 29, 2009
 
The Sky People (Lords of Creation, #1)
3.47
it was ok
Great premise, blah execution. The idea of extending the space race in an alternative future in which Mars and Venus are habitable, pulp-style worlds ...more
Apr 06, 2008
Jan 20, 2008
 
Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
3.85
really liked it
Some might be turned off by this source book's video game tie-in. That'd be too bad, because this book is really a "Dark Times" source book, covering ...more
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 15, 2009
 
Fearless (The Lost Fleet, #2)
3.97
really liked it
More of the same, but in a good way. Captain "Black Jack" Geary is trying to get his fleet of Alliance ships -- currently trapped deep within enemy sp ...more
Sep 13, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
 
In Death Ground (Starfire, #3)
4.00
liked it
In Death Ground (3/5) draws inspiration from Heinlein & Niven for a tale of galactic invasion by bug-like aliens. I enjoyed the "better mouse trap ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2011
 
Revelation Space
3.96
really liked it
I was in the mood for a good, hybrid space opera/hard SF book, and Reynolds delivered. Revelation Space is a novel that wraps itself around a cosmolog ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 20, 2008
 
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
4.10
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Phillip Pullman's The Subtle Knife is the sequel to alternative reality/fantasy novel The Golden Compass. The book picks up where th ...more
not set
Jun 29, 2008
 
The Lathe of Heaven
4.09
really liked it
While I never owned a copy, Urula Le Guin's widely-acclaimed The Lathe of Heaven is a book I've been meaning to read for a while, all the more so afte ...more
Jun 02, 2008
Apr 16, 2008
 
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)
4.13
it was ok
I bought Terry Goodkin's Wizard's First Rule to pad out last summer's reading list. I read a handful of pages, but then tossed it up on my shelf in fa ...more
Jun 29, 2008
Jan 20, 2008
 
Victorious (The Lost Fleet, #6)
4.07
really liked it
A worthwhile, if somewhat disappointing end to the series. Having demolished most of the Syndic fleet, Black Jack Geary returns to his enemy's home sy ...more
Jul 04, 2010
May 02, 2010
 
The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin, #11)
4.40
liked it
The downside: this book takes place almost entirely on land, and involves all manner of political and financial maneuvering. The upside: certain long ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
 
The January Dancer  (Spiral Arm #1)
3.46
liked it
I picked up The January Dancer hoping for a good space opera novel. I got one -- though it's space opera primarily insomuch as it handwaves much of th ...more
Jun 25, 2011
May 24, 2011
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.11
really liked it
Gaiman doing what Gaiman does. The Old Gods have come to America, but found this is a bad land for gods. The new gods created here -- the Internet, Ma ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2008
 
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
4.17
it was amazing
With The Gunslinger Born, Marvel revisited the origins of King’s iconic gunslinger, Roland Deschain, last of the line of Eld in comic book form.

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not set
Jan 18, 2008
 
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
4.10
really liked it
Altered Carbon was a pretty intense read, full of noir shadows, cyberpunk dystopia and twisted humanity. Former U.N. operative turned detective Takesh ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jun 09, 2009
 
Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide (Star Wars Roleplaying Game)
3.96
it was amazing
A great reference book for any KOTOR era Star Wars campaign. While designed for Saga Edition, there's enough systemless material (such as the history ...more
not set
Sep 21, 2008
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.93
really liked it
I'll admit it: the religious controversy surrounding the movie is what got me to read The Golden Compass. Phrases like "the anti-Narnia" and "individu ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2008
 
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
3.62
really liked it
A short, fun (if weird mysterious other worlds are your idea of fun ... and they are for me) book in the vein of LOST. Read it over two days at the Je ...more
Aug 16, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
 
Dreadnaught (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, #1)
4.02
liked it
The continuation of the Lost Fleet series starts off slow as Black Jack Geary wades through political landmines and scheming Syndic CEOs to get on to ...more
not set
Jun 25, 2011
 
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)
3.92
it was ok
Gods of Geekdom forgive me, but I just couldn't get through this book. I loved Stephenson's earlier books, particularly Snow Crash, the Diamond Age an ...more
Dec 20, 2008
Jun 29, 2008
 
Into the Storm (Destroyermen, #1)
3.94
liked it
I enjoyed this mash-up of naval fiction with Land of the Lost alternative realities. I'd like to have seen more exploration of the dinosaur-centric wo ...more
Aug 28, 2015
Aug 02, 2015
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
liked it
I made a deal with my wife: I'll read Twilight if she reads the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Neither of us have made much progress on our books, ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
Devour
3.44
liked it
A good giant monster book for reading at the beach (or the lake).
Jul 07, 2016
Jun 25, 2016
 
Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: A Star Wars Roleplaying Game Supplement (Star Wars Roleplaying Game)
3.82
it was amazing
A must buy for GMs running Star Wars: Saga Edition campaigns. In addition to introducing a bunch of new feats, talents, gear and starship options for ...more
not set
Mar 16, 2009
 
Artifacts of the Ages: Rings
3.00
it was ok
Interesting concept, but too many of the magic items in this book and the others in this series are tied to a specific prestige class. That makes them ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2008
 
PHP Hacks: Tips & Tools For Creating Dynamic Websites
3.59
really liked it
A good utility book to have around when you encounter a new problem, and are wondering if someone else already came up with a solution you can use.
not set
Apr 14, 2008
 
Ultramodern Firearms
3.80
liked it
Useful as a reference guide for anyone running a modern-era game, d20 or not.
not set
Jan 20, 2008
 
Cibola Burn (The Expanse, #4)
4.11
really liked it
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not set
May 24, 2014
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