Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) 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

Friday Review: The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

The Towers of the Sunset by L.E. Modesitt Jr. My rating: 3 of 5 stars Creslin's mother, the matriarch of the powerful military country known as the Roof of the World, has arranged his coming marriage to Mageara, sister to the ruler of a neighboring country. Mageara's sister has forced Mageara to accept a blood … Continue reading Friday Review: The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Friday Review: The All-Pro (Galactic Football League #3) by Scott Sigler

The All-Pro by Scott Sigler My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the third in the Galactic Football League series, and Quentin Barnes and the Krakens are back for another season of football. This time, they are gunning for the Galactic Bowl and are determined to win the championship. As usual, it's not a … Continue reading Friday Review: The All-Pro (Galactic Football League #3) by Scott Sigler

Friday (TV) Review: Star Trek: Discovery

What to say about this show? It's difficult, because so many things were right, but some were just not. Or rather, they were not-quite-right. It's got a lot going for it. It's pretty true to the Trek legacy. It's got some really great characters. There were episodes that rivaled the best of the original Trek, and some that were … Continue reading Friday (TV) Review: Star Trek: Discovery

Friday Review: The Cormorant (Miriam Black #3) by Chuck Wendig

The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig My rating: 4 of 5 stars In the third installment of Wendig's Miriam Black series, Miriam is on her way to Florida, responding to a Craigslist ad offering $5000 if she will tell a wealthy man how he dies. Miriam has a gift, or a curse depending on how you … Continue reading Friday Review: The Cormorant (Miriam Black #3) by Chuck Wendig

Friday Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires #1) by Jim Butcher (Audiobook)

The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Euan Morton The Spires rise to immeasurable heights over the mist-covered surface. Humanity dwells within the Spires, sheltered from the dangers without. Airships ply the skies, and the aristocratic Houses rule their Spires, fostering alliances and building trade and science. Spire … Continue reading Friday Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires #1) by Jim Butcher (Audiobook)

Friday Review: The Collapsing Empire (Interdependency #1) 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

Wednesday Wanderings: The Universe is Bigger than We Thought, Steampunk Dragon in France, Darker Pixar Short, and Nine Best Fantasy Series

It seems we underestimated the size of the observable universe, according to this international team of scientists: The Observable Universe This happened back in June in Calais, France, but it is still cool to see a dragon horse come to life: Long Ma This Pixar short is more adult and dark than we've come to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: The Universe is Bigger than We Thought, Steampunk Dragon in France, Darker Pixar Short, and Nine Best Fantasy Series

Friday Review: Wards of Faerie (Dark Legacy of Shannara, #1) by Terry Brooks (Audiobook)

Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Rosalyn Landor First thing I have to say is that I "read" the audiobook of this novel. And the second thing is that I jumped ahead a couple books when I saw my library had the audiobook. I liked this book. … Continue reading Friday Review: Wards of Faerie (Dark Legacy of Shannara, #1) by Terry Brooks (Audiobook)

Friday Review: Slingers, Volume 1 by Matt Wallace

Slingers by Matt Wallace My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a quick reading short introduction to the Slingers series. It introduces the world of to-the-death "games" that have become a cult-like obsession on this rather desolate Earth and the city that orbits above. With a book as short as this (about 54 pages), … Continue reading Friday Review: Slingers, Volume 1 by Matt Wallace