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The Human Division
The Human Division is the last in the chronology of the Old Man's War series, which really wrapped up with The Last Colony, but then went on for some ...more
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #2)
Card has gotten a reputation over the past dozen years or so for being a conservative-minded person, going so far as to judge large groups of people f ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Nov 09, 2014
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) (Wool, #1-5)
Wool is a bit of a phenomenon for a few different reasons. The book started out as a series of short stories sold electronically through Amazon, which ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Ready Player One
Geek is chic (or so I’ve heard, but maybe that’s just in my own circles), or to put it in an even better perspective, “Geek used to be a four-letter w ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I think it would have been relatively impossible for me not to have read this series after learning about it. It's a dystopian-future science fiction ...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron
Anno Dracula was an incredible book that took the lore of vampires and meshed it rather perfectly with the real world of its time while also being a c ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 11, 2015
Blackout (Oxford Time Travel, #3)
It's hard to pick favorite works by a favorite author. With Connie Willis, it's even harder. Bellwether is a fine example of how she crosses science f ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
Authority (Southern Reach, #2)
Going into this book, I was expecting something different. Annihilation was an introduction to Area X through the eyes of a new expedition, and I was ...more
May 24, 2014
May 16, 2014
The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
Chances are good that I never would have read this book if not for seeing it mentioned and recommended by someone I know. As I've mentioned a few time ...more
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 07, 2013
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
I have a philosophy about fiction that I’ve stated more than once here on my blog, but I feel like it bears repeating: Fiction tells us the truth by l ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
For years, I've heard about how good an author Lem is. I remember looking for his books in graduate school, but his popularity, combined with the scar ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
American Elsewhere
Good horror requires two things. The first is something to fear. That's obvious. The second part, though, is what's most important — anticipation. Rem ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
The Woman Who Died A Lot (Thursday Next, #7)
It's interesting to read a book in the Thursday Next series that doesn't involve the Bookworld in one way or another. It's a part of what makes the se ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Rainbows End
I really have to stop reading BoingBoing. About twice a month, they mention a book that catches my attention that I feel like I have to read. As it is ...more
Oct 26, 2006
Feb 18, 2010
Full Dark, No Stars
So, Stephen King. He’s still a fantastic storyteller, and even if he’s just rehashing the same five or six characters over and over again, at least he ...more
Dec 11, 2010
Dec 05, 2010
The Fall (The Strain Trilogy, #2)
**spoiler alert** Good horror requires atmosphere. I’ve stated that more than once, most recently just a few weeks ago, so this isn’t a great revelati ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
Hard science fiction tends to elude me. First of all, I feel like I’m having to make too much of an effort to understand the science of the stories, b ...more
Jan 31, 2007
Feb 18, 2010
The Bell Jar
When I was in college, I had little to no interest in reading a lot of the literature for classes. Occasionally, I would run across something that I e ...more
Feb 2010
Jan 27, 2010
Joseph D'Lacey was someone who I decided to read based on the cover blurb by Stephen King. That blurb wasn't on Meat, though (it was on Black Feathers ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
Did George R.R. Martin lose a lot of readers with this volume in the series? I mean, the first three books were incredible stories with vivid characte ...more
Oct 19, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
**spoiler alert** A lot of stuff happens in each volume in this series. I mean, I'm just shy of having read 3000 pages in the first three books, so th ...more
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
I’m a fan of Stephen King’s from way back. I mean, I started getting into him when I was in high school, and that’s now over 20 years ago for me. I’ve ...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
Deadfall Hotel
I stumbled backward into this book through Blood Kin, Tem's most recent novel. The book caught my eye at the bookstore, but I saw that the mighty prai ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
172 Hours on the Moon
Alien is a classic sci-fi movie, but really, it’s just a horror movies that’s set in outer space. The same could be said of 172 Hours on the Moon; it’ ...more
May 22, 2012
May 12, 2012
The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
If you read and enjoyed the Archmaester Gyldayn stories and enjoyed them, then you should be pretty prepared to read this history of Westeros. I say t ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Dec 31, 2014
I first tried reading Murakami several years ago, when The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle came highly recommended to me from several friends. I didn’t make it ...more
Apr 21, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
Endymion (Hyperion Cantos, #3)
The first two books in the Hyperion Cantos are outstanding examples of what science fiction can be. The genre gets no small amount of flack from liter ...more
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
**spoiler alert** Here I am, about two months since I started the journey of A Song of Ice and Fire, and I'm finally caught up with it all. Along the ...more
Nov 12, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
The Fuzzy Papers (Fuzzy Sapiens, #1-2)
The main reason I picked up this book was because John Scalzi wrote a book set in this same universe, called Fuzzy Nation. I’ve only read one Scalzi b ...more
Jun 03, 2012
May 22, 2012
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)
**spoiler alert** Good horror requires atmosphere. I’ve stated that more than once, most recently just a few weeks ago, so this isn’t a great revelati ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 22, 2012