Jan
18
2020
1

Book of the Week: At The End of the World.

At The End of the World is in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising zombie series, but it’s by Charles Gannon instead of Ringo. And it’s only in pre-order right now. But come, I will concede nothing from you: it’s not exactly been a banner week for reading new books, or indeed any books besides the one that I’ve been finishing up with squeezing out of my brain since winter started. I mean, obviously I’m gonna read AtEotW when it finally comes out. This is known.

Jan
11
2020
2

Book of the Week: Mamelukes.

Mamelukes will be Jerry Pournelle’s final book in the Jannissaries series; and it’s going to be posthumous, God damn it. It looks like David Weber and Philip Pournelle finished it for him, which is something that I get a little twitchy about, honestly. But I also want to find out what happened, so don’t mind me.

You have time; book’s coming out in June. Although I assume I’m getting the E-ARC. It’s the sort of thing I would pick up early, frankly.

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Jan
04
2020
3
Dec
28
2019
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Book of the Week: Shadows of Annihilation.

Shadows of Annihilation is the upcoming book in SM Stirling’s oh-man-is-this-alternate-timeline-screwed trilogy — I mean, it’s just going to be flat-out horrible in about twenty or so years, unless something changes — and I am looking forward to March. Which is probably awful of me. Then again, as Stirling himself likes to quote: “Adventure is somebody else in deep sh*t, far away.”

Moe Lane

Dec
21
2019
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Book of the Week: Steeple (Vol. 1).

Steeple is a comic book series (1-4 out now; this is the upcoming compilation of 1-5) by John Allison about a Cornish town that has stuff going on with witches and sea monsters and a new Anglican prelate trying to make friends with her opposite number in the Satanist temple, and that doesn’t sound very nice, does it? But it’s funny, and Allison isn’t grinding any axes about Christianity. He does have a strong-jawed Anglican vicar of a certain age punching sea-monsters in the head, though. Very player-character Anglicans, all around, in fact. I may play one, if I ever get to play in a campaign where that’d be appropriate.

Dec
14
2019
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Book of the Week: Forced Perspectives.

Tim Powers’ Forced Perspectives will be out in March… unless you want to get the EARC from Baen. But I won’t judge you if you don’t. I’m sure that you have your reasons. I’m not in charge of your life choices.

Dec
07
2019
2

Book of the Week: Operation Chaos.

This would be Operation Chaos from Poul Anderson, not anything that is… out of the map. There’s a potential book of my own that intersects with that one. I really should do something about that, too.

Nov
23
2019
1

Book of the Week: Neuromancer.

William Gibson’s first book, Neuromancer was one of those works that spawned an entire literary genre (including a certain video game coming out next year). But hey! No pressure, right?

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Nov
16
2019
2

Book of the Week: Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance.

I haven’t really read much that was new this week, but I pulled Lois McMaster Bujold’s Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance out from the depths of my Kindle and it was rewarding. I think that Bujold has grown to be much more affectionate towards Barrayar than she was at the beginning of the series. Perhaps the planet grew on her.

Nov
10
2019
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Book of Last Week: Glory Road.

Very complicated weekend, this should have gone up yesterday, we’re going to put up Bob Heinlein’s Glory Road with a reminder to myself that I should reread it. Because, yeah, it’s been complicated for the last few days. Ain’t getting into it otherwise, except to note that I am very lucky in my marriage.

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