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