Category Archives: Books

Racism in Children's Stories

I recently finished recording a story for LibriVox. I rather randomly selected a project to work and had the moderator assign me something to read. I ended up with “The Enchanted Canary” from the Red Fairy Book. I recently picked … Continue reading

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Dresden Files #11: Turn Coat

The eleventh book in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, Turn Coat, will be published in April of ’09. I’m already looking forward to it. If your only exposure to this fiction was through the SciFi channel TV destractular of the … Continue reading

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Elantris

I finished reading Elantris by Brandon Sanderson today. Review: Good, but a few flaws (some big). I hope his novels get better—this is his first published work—otherwise I might stop reading. I picked up this book because Mr. Sanderson was … Continue reading

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2008 Hugo Awards

Hey! If you’ve been too busy watching the Olympics, you might not know that the 2008 Hugo Awards were awarded at Denvention on Saturday. I’d only read 2.1 of the 5 Best Novel nominees (Halting State, The Last Colony, and … Continue reading

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Really Cool Book: Great Scientific Experiments

I’ve been reading a library book titled Great Scientific Experiments by Rom HarrĂ©. It contains discussion about the scientific method and how experiments contribute to it. It has 20 experiments that “changed out view of the world”. It’s very interesting … Continue reading

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Writing

Write write write. Writing about writing? I write in order to become better at writing? Ascribo ergo sum? I’ve spent a great deal of time in the last few years writing. Usually it’s miniscule blog postings or rambling opinion pieces. … Continue reading

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Baen Free Library

Have I mentioned recently the Baen Free Library? No, I don’t believe that I have. Therein you find dozens of full-length novels, entirely free. Baen has been leading the charge and now other publishers are doing it, too. If you … Continue reading

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"Don't Bore Me" -or- Why I'm not Finishing this Book

I read Kate Elliot’s Manifesto this morning and it has pushed me over the edge to a decision I’ve been edging toward for the past few days. I will not finish Verner Vinge’s A Fire upon the Deep, despite being … Continue reading

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The Idiot Plot and Other Things

This man says many things I agree with concerning my reading of novels. No idot plots. Less Deux ex Machina. As I get older, I find myself less and less inclined to read stuff that I used to like. I … Continue reading

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Happy Down with Sauron Day!

Today is the anniversary of the culmination of Frodo and Sam’s journey to the Crack of Doom and the downfall of Sauron and the end of the third age. All hail the age of Men!

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