Monthly Archive: May 2008

bookrev: Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan 0

bookrev: Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan

Big Red Tequila is the first in a series of Tres Navarre novels, a semi-private investigator set in my home town of San Antonio. I’ve always enjoyed novels set in locations where I’ve been,...

geek job #e squared: the writer of this check and the one who figures the amount to cash it 0

geek job #e squared: the writer of this check and the one who figures the amount to cash it

 Yet another shining example of what will happen when geeks rule the world. Unfortunately (or fortunately) this makes total sense to me. And, keeping it all in the family, my lovely daughter works for...

bookrev: A Dark and Hungry God Arises: The Gap into Power by Stephen R. Donaldson 1

bookrev: A Dark and Hungry God Arises: The Gap into Power by Stephen R. Donaldson

Book 3 of The Gap Cycle  The classification of “space opera”can be interpreted in many ways: a soap opera in space; large-scale adventures in space whose outcome is global (or space wide) in affect;...

Won ARC of Sly Mongoose by Tobias Buckell 0

Won ARC of Sly Mongoose by Tobias Buckell

Matt at Variety of Words had a contest to give away an Advanced Reader Copy of Tobias Buckell’s upcoming novel, Sly Mongoose. Matt started my memorial day weekend off right by emailing me this...

Marvel vs. DC in Theaters 4

Marvel vs. DC in Theaters

I always thought that the Justice League would clobber the Avengers in a cross-comic book brawl. But that is most certainly not the case when it comes to movies. In the last few years...

movrev: Superman Doomsday 0

movrev: Superman Doomsday

My son and I watched the animated movie Superman Doomsday online through NetFlix. The technology worked great and the movie (an animated PG-13 superhero flick?) was well done; wish it would have been longer...

nike + iPod gadget 0

nike + iPod gadget

I started out as a skeptic, but I’ve become a big fan of my nike+iPod gadget set. My wife got me the gift box set for Christmas which has an iPod Nano, the Nike+...

bookrev: Forbidden Knowledge: The Gap into Vision by Stephen R. Donaldson 0

bookrev: Forbidden Knowledge: The Gap into Vision by Stephen R. Donaldson

Book 2 of The Gap Cycle  Forbidden Knowledge is the second book in Stephen R. Donaldson’s The Gap Cycle (the Gap referring to faster-than-light drives jumping the gap). As promised in Donaldson’s author’s note...

my least favorite time of the year: Rocket’s out in first round again 0

my least favorite time of the year: Rocket’s out in first round again

Another playoff appearance, another first round knock out. For those of us (including yours truly plus spousal unit) who were at the two Rocket’s NBA Championship series of not too long ago, instead of...

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