Fallen Dragon by Peter Hamilton

It's just that nowhere you live can ever be exotic. That's only ever somewhere else. After finishing the fantastic House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds I decided to continue my adventures in Space Opera by returning to my favorite Science Fiction writer, Peter Hamilton. I picked up Fallen Dragon, one of Hamilton's standalone novels. The other …

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Stranger Things

***Potential Spoilers Below*** As far back as I remember my choice of visual entertainment has been the long form television show. While I enjoy a good movie I  prefer the long arcs and character development found in television. Star Trek:TNG, DS9, Babylon 5, and The XFiles is what I loved. You can imagine how happy …

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House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds

“To see something marvelous with your own eyes - that’s wonderful enough. But when two of you see it, two of you together, holding hands, holding each other close, knowing that you’ll both have that memory for the rest of your lives, but that each of you will only ever hold an incomplete half of …

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Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan

Fighting off a massive hangover  I couldn't think of a more appropriate activity than to spend a wet rainy weekend in Yokosuka reading a dark and violent cyberpunk novel. Altered Carbon has been on my to read pile for a very long time and after finishing it I am thankful for all the recommendations. Its …

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Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton

I'm a fan of huge novels. Giant tomes of Science Fiction filled with equally massive concepts and ideas. Currently my favorite writer in the Epic Space Opera department is the British Peter F. Hamilton. Best known for his Commonwealth Novels Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained; some of the best post Hyperion scifi. Hamilton writes big. …

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The Chaplain’s War, interesting premise but fundementally flawed.

A few days ago I finally go around to reading Brad Torgersen's first book, The Chaplain's War, published by Baen Books. I had a lot of expectations going into this one because it was recommended on a lot of the blogs I follow and besides being a military SciFi it promised to address religion in …

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Life update, future posts, and Quinn.

It's been twelve days since my last post and the neglect makes me feel like a dirtweasle. When I started this blog my goal was to write something every few days, possibly daily. But, reality is a bit different so I have to compromise and recalibrate my goal. From now on I'm going to aim …

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Guardians of the Galaxy and the problem with Marvel movies.

Sunday Judy and I went on a mid-afternoon movie date and finally got the chance to catch the latest Marvel eyeplosion Guardians of the Galaxy. Directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, the ever obnoxious Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel(sort of), Dave Batista, Bradly Cooper, and a few others under a lot of makeup and …

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