Monthly Archive: June 2007

Transferring info through bones: security? disruption? 0

Transferring info through bones: security? disruption?

Rice University here in Houston announced an interesting research project and technology called “OsteoConduct: Musculo-Skeletal Conduction for Secure Data Communication“, transferring sound waves through bones. The project is has been awarded funding from Microsoft...

bookrev: The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson 1

bookrev: The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson

5 stars: Couldn’t put it down, and it made me go look up Calabi-Yau I’ve been working hard to read a lot of the ARC’s I received at Book Expo America and have read...

bookrev: The Dark River by John Twelve Hawks 5

bookrev: The Dark River by John Twelve Hawks

Tried really, really hard to love it, almost succeeded…maybe my expectations were too high from The Traveler Please note that the copy of this novel reviewed is an “Advanced Reading Copy” that I received...

Quantum Computing article on The Global Intelligencer 2

Quantum Computing article on The Global Intelligencer

This months Global Intelligencer features an article I penned on Quantum Computing, constrasting its development with that of classical computing as we have known it. I am working on a much longer article, but...

My novel reviewed at SF Signal 0

My novel reviewed at SF Signal

John DeNardo at SF Signal just posted a nice review of my novel, Dusk Before the Dawn. You can read it here and make sure and leave John lots of comments…he likes that a...

bookrev: The Cutting Season by Arthur Rosenfeld 3

bookrev: The Cutting Season by Arthur Rosenfeld

An excellent example of martial arts fiction Most readers (or watchers of movies/TV) have preconceived notions about martial arts: it’s violent (UFC, Pride); it’s hokey (chop suey martial arts movies with bad sound tracks);...

bookrev: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold 16

bookrev: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

Extremely well written, scary subject matter handled like the pro she is Let me get this out of the way up front: Alice Sebold is an extraordinary author. As a fellow writer, I learn...

bookrev: The Modern World (or Dangerous Offspring) by Steph Swainston 0

bookrev: The Modern World (or Dangerous Offspring) by Steph Swainston

Intricate descriptions, and a fast paced plot that moves the story, fills in some gaps but leaves some large questions After I read and reviewed Ms. Swainston’s first two books (The Year of Our...

essay: Book Expo America, NYC, June 2007 4

essay: Book Expo America, NYC, June 2007

A first time novelist’s first time at the show I went to BEA (and took my wife and son) for many reasons: My first book (Dusk Before the Dawn) was up for a 2006...

bookrev: The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi 0

bookrev: The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

5 stars: That does it, I am officially envious of Scalzi’s talent  John Scalzi won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Gee, I wonder why? While not as fantastic as his...

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