Apr
21
2018
2

Book(s) of the Week: Monster Hunter Memoirs series.

Just finished the Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints E-ARC, and I read Grunge and Sinners a while back.  They’re interesting books: Larry Correia and John Ringo managed to create a hero who I like and want to succeed, while at the same time seeing him as an utter a*shole.  That’s harder than it looks!  But, well, Correia and Ringo. They give good pulp action.

And so, adieu to Theodore Rex.
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Mar
16
2018
1

Gonna be a bumper Autumn 2018 book crop for @BaenBooks.

We’re getting a short story collection (Target Rich Environment) from Larry Correia in September, a new Honor Harrington (Uncompromising Honor) from David Weber in October, and a new series in the Black Tides Rising universe (The Valley of the Shadow) from John Ringo and Mike Massa in November. Plus I could have sworn that a new Heirs of Alexandria book was coming down the pike, but maybe not. These three from Baen are going to be worth it, right there. It’s been years since we had an actual Honor Harrington Honor Harrington novel. Can’t wait!

 

Mar
05
2016
6

Oh, bless you Baen Ebooks…

…for your ARC drops today. Ring of Fire IV, a book short stories in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series, and a new Leary-Mundy book from David Drake.  It’s like the publisher knew that February was pure Hell on Earth for me. Or that I’m still going to be white-knuckling March.

Feb
26
2016
1

Book of the Week: The Last Centurion.

As per the comments section… I really don’t understand why The Last Centurion hasn’t been done already: I’ve read it several times.  Basically, imagine a future with a combination mini Ice Age and a really, really, really bad flu epidemic.  Then toss a bunch of American troops in the middle of the collapsing Middle East who are trying to get out of there.  Now have John Ringo write it, as only a right-of-center dude who knows that he’s selling the book to Baen can do.  That’s this book.

And so, adieu to For Love of Mother-Not.

Feb
06
2016
4

Book of the Week: ‘Live Free or Die: Troy Rising I.”

I got sucked into John Ringo’s Troy Rising series again somehow, and have been reading it all week. Live Free or Die: Troy Rising I is, obviously, the first one in the seri… you’ve already read it, haven’t you?  Yeah, you’ve probably already read it.  Sorry, but this is what I got.  If it’s any help, it’s rather good.

And so, adieu to The Invisible Library.

Oct
15
2014
1

Oooh. @Jringo1508’s Strands of Sorrow is out as an ARC at Baen.

I routinely devour new books in this series, which is more or less ‘zombie apocalypse meets modern combat, only more realistic and with no axes to grind about the military;’ it’s only fifteen bucks… so I should be able to afford it in a few more weeks.

Oh, what the heck: any excuse to rattle the tip jar is a good one, nu?





Moe Lane

PS: Seriously: John Ringo writes some great stuff. If you’re not reading him, you should at least consider it.

May
17
2014
1

In the Kindle: Advance Reader Copy of Islands of Rage and Hope.

John Ringo’s latest zombie apocalypse book: Baen finally decided to make the unproofed copy available. Fifteen bucks is well worth reading it three months early.  Which is pretty much what I’ve been doing all afternoon.

Oct
25
2013
5

The Fundamental problem of #obamacare for the White House (John Ringo reference!).

Allahpundit asks:

Exit question: Is [Kirsten Powers{!}] right that Healthcare.gov’s sustained failure will cause people, especially younger people, to lose faith in liberalism? I want to believe, but the longer I’m around politics, the more I think ideology is less something people are reasoned into than something they “feel” and then build a framework of reason around. It’ll certainly help turn people off to liberalism at the margins, but no one’s expecting a sea change. Or are they?

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Aug
10
2012
4

So I just finished “Princess of Wands.”

Not bad, not bad: Ringo’s apparently ruthless when it comes to his friends and colleagues, though.  Or at least is prepared to subvert the expectations of his readers when it comes to villainy and who gets to survive.

I’ll probably pick up the sequel the next time somebody hits the tip jar.

 

Jun
13
2012
1

The Hot Gate not-review.

You know, I was going to write a quick note about John Ringo’s Troy Rising series – I’m trying to finish rereading The Hot Gate before I hit the sack, which is why today’s posting is… uneven – but then I got distracted by…

:pause:

Actually, no.  It’s not really that important a political development, and the book (and series) is frankly more interesting anyway.  A pretty decent ongoing series about the kind of First Contact scenario that ends up being the “and this is where the debris from the last five space battles ended up” kind of scenario.  I like it, not least because Ringo is basing all of this off of the backstory of Schlock Mercenary.  Not to everyone’s tastes, but to mine.

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