Category Archives: Fiction

2009 Hugo Awards (Nominations)

The 2009 Hugo award nominations are up and available for viewing! Surprise of surprises, I’ve read three of the five best novel nominees. Best Novel (639 Ballots) * Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Morrow; Atlantic UK) * The Graveyard Book by … Continue reading

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As Promised

I’ve finally uploaded the two Librivox recordings to our server, for your listening pleasure: The Enchanted Canary -The Red Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang, read by moi. The Next Logical Step, by Ben Bova, again read by me. These are … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago I created an homage to Xkcd by evaluating my experience reading Neal Stephenson’s Anathem. Well, I’m done. Overall, I think Neal Stephenson will be remembered as one of the premier scifi authors of this generation. That … Continue reading

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Hugo-Winning Novels == Blah?

I have a theory. My theory is that I don’t like Hugo winning novels. If you’re not familiar with the Hugos, it’s like the Academy Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy. There’s a whole bunch of categories, but the one … Continue reading

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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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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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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

I had the privilege of seeing an advance version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars tonight. I have to say that despite my low expectations, I was disappointed. First off, there was the not-so-subtle relationship between Anakin and Obi Wan. … 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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Jenn turned me on to the SciFi channel show, Eureka. It’s smart, funny, clever [add your own adjective here] and fun to watch. At least it was. This is the third season. We watched episode 2 last night and I … Continue reading

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