Monthly Archive: January 2008

bookrev: The Silent Blade by R.A. Salvatore 0

bookrev: The Silent Blade by R.A. Salvatore

Book XI in the Legend of Drizzt There are eighteen books in this series, and with that many pages a reader would expect to encounter two aspects: deeper characterizations and repetition. Both are on...

Rockets emerge, but not the ones we expected 1

Rockets emerge, but not the ones we expected

After beating Portland on the road last night, the Rockets wake up to find themselves one game out of the playoff picture and a game and a half behind the 7th seed. They’ve won...

bookrev: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell by David Michaels 0

bookrev: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell by David Michaels

Sometimes you just gotta run through a fun, throw down book, especially after some interesting but thick material. I’ve read almost all of Tom Clancy’s novels (they got kinda slow around Red Rabbit, never...

bookrev: Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd 0

bookrev: Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd

I’ve been reading this book for a while. Non-fiction books (except history books) always take me longer, as I like to check the facts, absorb the ideas…yeah, I know, it reminds some of you...

bookrev: Embryonic Breathing (Qigong Meditation) by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming 4

bookrev: Embryonic Breathing (Qigong Meditation) by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Qi (or chi) is viewed with skepticism by some, as reality by others or as mysticism. This series of books (starting with Embryonic Breathing and continuing with Small Circulation) presents data and perspectives from...

SF Signal Mind Meld, me but no vulcans 0

SF Signal Mind Meld, me but no vulcans

SFSignal is running their Tuesday Mind Meld feature with the question: are we headed for a Technological Panopticon? My response is there, along with the august company of Vernor Vinge, Charles Stross and David...

bookrev: American Shaolin by Matthew Polly 1

bookrev: American Shaolin by Matthew Polly

Almost every martial artist has some wayward fantasy or frequent daydream about dropping out of life and dropping into the Shaolin Temple, to emerge some undetermined time later as a well-tuned, philosophy spouting fighting...

bookrev: The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold 2

bookrev: The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold

Winner of the 1991 Hugo Award When I did my list of the science fiction / fantasy authors with the most number of Hugos and Nebulas in the novel category, I was somewhat surprised...

Review in Apex Digest Online 2

Review in Apex Digest Online

The January 2008 edition of Apex Digest Online is up, and it contains an outstanding and in-depth review of my novel: Itís the end of the world as we know, but not everything is...

bookrev: sEEkEr by Jack McDevitt 0

bookrev: sEEkEr by Jack McDevitt

Winner of the 2006 Nebula for best novel. My first McDevitt read certainly won’t be my last. Seeker is a page-turner, a combo mystery/sci-fi novel that was an excellent first read for me of...

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