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The Gladiator (Crosstime Traffic, #5)
While not a true science fiction book, this one belongs in the alternate history genre, it has a few "techie" things that make it science fiction. I p...more
Nov 28, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
The Absolute Contingency
This book reminds me of Raymond Chandler’s “The Big Sleep”, a gritty detective novel which is told by the firsthand account of the famous detective Sa...more
Jun 10, 2014
Jun 07, 2014
The Ultramarines Omnibus
I had heard from different sources that Graham McNeill had a way with writing Military-Futuristic-Battle- Science Fiction. And I have to say, the nove...more
May 07, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm: A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects, Second Edition
I purchased this book as a primer into Architectural Practice which was NOT the AIA's Guide to Professional Architectural Practice. And I recieved jus...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
Starmada X : Brigade
This is a Starmada Rule Set, which is to say rules for playing miniature space battles on a tabletop. This set is specifically designed around miniatu...more
Apr 29, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
Space Wars Fact And Fiction
This book is a compilation of space factoids(i.e. first satellite in space,etc.), short science fiction stories with illustrations and a series of com...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
The Military Maxims Of Napoleon
While I love reading source material so that I can make my own interpretations, I found the amount of actual source to be very light. There are 78 Max...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 17, 2010
Dick: Five Novels of the 1960s and 70s
Well this is my first time reading any signiifcant amount of Philip K Dick's work. In totality, within this volume, I will say it is average. I know t...more
Oct 20, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
Forts of the American Frontier 1776-1891: California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska
Some Osprey books suffer from a lack of narrative in favor of a fact packed book. Generally the Osprey series covers a slice of military history with...more
Jun 04, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5)
This was a noticeable departure from the previous books on two points. The first is the introduction of Demons (and especially Imps) and the second po...more
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 07, 2014
Flying Machines: Practice and Design. Their Principles, Construction and Working
Okay, so this was more of a textbook than an encyclopedia, as compared to the other book I read recently "Flying Machines: Past, Present and Future"....more
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
Little Wars
This is the first Publicly available wargame rulebook. You buy toy soldiers, cannon and calvary and compete over self-made terrain for self-made victo...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Classic G.I. Joe, Volume 1
This is a reprint (in color) of the first 10 issues of G.I. Joe : A Real American Hero the comicbook. The comic invented by Hasbro but executed by Mar...more
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Ready Player One
Going into this I thought this was goiung to be a phenomenal book. I had read and heard many reviews and the consensus was - "Brilliant!" However, I a...more
Feb 14, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
This was my first time reading a book by Scalzi, and I have to say all the reviews which said he wrote like Heinlien are not too far off. While the se...more
May 12, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
Code of the Lifemaker (Code of the Lifemaker #1)
So the premise of the book, the "big idea" was very original. (Read the back cover for the gist of the story - no spoilers here) However, I found the...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Flag in Exile (Honor Harrington, #5)
While at first I thought we would immediately begin the novel with a naval battle, we did not. But the ensuing political intrigue and development of t...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
The Count of Monte Cristo
An absolute classic. This has to be the best revenge novel ever written. I know it has been dumbed down for the juvenile market and has been re-publis...more
Oct 25, 1997
Jun 02, 2010
The Big Sleep
What can I say but awesome, a tour de force. Gritty, real and steeped in the tie period it is set. I love the detective Philip Marlowe, but also the d...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Napalm & Silly Putty
While mostly this book reads like a series of stand-up acts, Carlin is not trying to make a continuous narrative. As with Carlin in the past, his humo...more
Jul 2007
Jun 02, 2010
The Tears of the Singers
Okay, so the back cover had me scared that this would be some very strange Uhura centric novel about her singing to some aliens, and after reading the...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
Dark Angel: The Eyes Only Dossier
Okay, so I did not watch the television show when it was on, but have seen both seasons on DVD, recently. I like the show. I admit it. The second seas...more
Aug 25, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
Panzerkrieg: The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Tank Divisions
This book covers, in narrative form, the entire formation and execution of the German tank army from 1937 through 1945. Packed with a lot of informati...more
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
Sub: An Oral History of US Navy Submarines
This book is not only rife with typographical errors but factual errors as well. According to this book the U-505 submarine captured in WWII and sitti...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Mind The Gap: Promoting A Transatlantic Revolution In Military Affairs
The book was certainly written with convincing NATO partners, in mind, to bring up there military standards equal to the United States. However, many...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
G.I. Joe Special Missions, Volume 1
What can I say but wow...
Take the original intent of the g.i. joe special missions team and subtract the crazy ideas for toys Hasbro produced in the m...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
The Road
It was a suspensful, dark and somewhat graphic description of a dystopic future for mankind. The story was very engrossing and relatively fast paced....more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
My Enemy, My Ally (Star Trek, Book 18)
Well it certainly was very detailed in the setup and background story for the actual action to begin and unfold, but it was an enjoyable read. If you...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
Tour of Duty, Armoured, Airborne and Infantry Combat in Vietnam 1965-1971
The Flames of War system for miniature wargame combat is well though out and estbalished, they are on the 3rd edition., So when I saw the new expansio...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 05, 2014
Elements of Military Sketching
Originally Published at the trun of the century, many revised editions exist. I read the 3rd edition by Van Nostrand Company. This was obvioulsy meant...more
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
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