My rating: 4 of 5 starsJohn Perry just turned 75, so he did what any self-respecting 75-year-old would: he visited his wife's grave, and joined the army. Technically, he joined the Colonial Defense Force (CDF). In this Earth future universe, the CDF doesn't want young, inexperienced recruits. They want those with the knowledge, experience, and … Continue reading Friday Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the third and final book in Scalzi's Interdependency trilogy. The affiliated planets and habitats of the Interdependency are just that- interdependent on each other for trade, goods, and survival. Key to the continued existence of it all is the Flow, the lanes flowing through space that make … Continue reading Friday Review: The Last Emperox (Interdependency #3) by John Scalzi
The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi My rating:4 of 5 stars This is the second book in the Interdependcy series by Scalzi, and it picks up pretty much right where The Collapsing Empire left off. To give a short recap of the story so far: The Inderdependency is a group of planets inhabited by humans … Continue reading Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Interdependency is the group of far-flung habitats that humanity has established throughout space. They are connected by the Flow, an anomaly of physics somewhat similar to a river, that allows faster than light transport along its currents. Those currents have been known … Continue reading Friday Review: The Collapsing Empire (Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi
And that, of course, is a good thing. Because, well, we all know what the alternative is! I don't get all crazy about birthdays, or my age. I turned 62 on Friday, and really, it's not a big deal. I don't feel old, most of the time, anyway. Yeah, there are aches. My knees don't … Continue reading Monday Musings: I Made It Through Another Year
I am writing this on Saturday, which is April 1, and, at least here in the US, is known as April Fools Day. It's a day when people play (harmless) pranks on others to make them seem gullible. It is all in good fun, although, yes. there are times when people take things too far. … Continue reading Monday Musings: April Fool!
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Zachary Quinto In the not too distant future, it is almost impossible to murder someone. Or for most people to die- permanently. Unless you die of natural causes or suicide, within hours you return to life, naked, but alive. No one knows … Continue reading Friday Review: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi (Audiobook)
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fuzzy Nation is a re-working of H. Beam Piper's Little Fuzzy, a wonderful first contact story. Jack Holloway is an independent surveyor for ZaraCorp, exploring the planet looking for resources that can be mined. He causes a large scale cliff collapse, and ZaraCorp is … Continue reading Friday Review: Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi