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Second Stage Lensmen

So, if you’ve read any post on my blog with “Lens” in the title over the last year, you know what this one is about – I recently finished Second Stage Lensmen by E. E. “Doc” Smith.   Though the title … Continue reading

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The Demon Awakens

A long while back, I saw The Demonwars series by R. A. Salvatore on audio book on the Humble Book Bundle.  Now, I really like this series, so I picked it up even though I already own a copy of … Continue reading

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Gray Lensman

I recently finished reading Gray Lensman by E. E. “Doc” Smith – the next book in the Lensman series.  Like Galactic Patrol, this book focuses on Kimball Kinnison (the titular Gray Lensman), but I actually liked this one better than … Continue reading

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Galactic Patrol

Though it’s been a while, I just finished Galactic Patrol by E. E. “Doc” Smith.  This was another entertaining addition to the series, and definitely had some great moments.  However, I didn’t think it was as good as First Lensman.  … Continue reading

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What Sci-Fi Universe Would You Not Live In?

Similar to last week, I have recently been asked, “Given any Sci-Fi Universe, which would you not want to live in?”  This question, I think, is a bit more difficult than the last, because even dystopias can seem pretty good … Continue reading

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What Sci-Fi Universe Would You Live In?

A friend of mine asked during dinner the other night, “If you could live in any science fiction universe, which would it be, and why?”  I struggled with this question for a lot of different reasons, mostly because I have … Continue reading

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First Lensman

I recently finished reading First Lensman by E. E. “Doc” Smith and I found that, as a sci-fi space opera, I really enjoyed it.  I read Triplanetary last year, but wasn’t able to continue reading the series because, even after … Continue reading

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Ready Player One

I recently finished reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline as part of my normal reading routine.  I heard about this first on the Machine Readable podcast some time ago, and Jessa even bought a copy, but it never made … Continue reading

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Empires of EVE

While I missed the kickstarter, I picked up a hardbound copy of Empires of EVE: A History of the Great War of EVE Online  via preorder as soon as I saw it come across, then eagerly waited for my copy … Continue reading

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Fire from the Wine Dark Sea

My reading material of choice lately has been Fire from the Wine Dark Sea by S. P. Somtow (then, Somtow Sucharitkul).  As you may have heard from me before, S. P. Somtow is one of my favorite authors, so a … Continue reading

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