Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Post-Election Reading List in the Age of Trump

I try not to get off-topic here.  This isn’t off-topic!  It’s about books!  Honest! There are many, many things to be said about Trump’s election.  I will forego saying almost all of them to focus on one specific thing.  Many … Continue reading

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Standalone Sunday: Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom

Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan at BookslayerReads (with a hat tip to Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek for turning me onto Standalone Sunday).  It features books that are standalones not part of any series.  With Thanksgiving in … Continue reading

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My Holiday Reading List

As the semester finally begins grinding to a halt, I have high hopes of getting more reading done over the next month. Probably far too high of hopes, but there’s nothing wrong with aspirational goals.  It’s a grab bag of … Continue reading

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Book Haul Post: The Plague of Swords Edition

UPDATE: My review has now been posted. I’m in the middle of an eight day stretch during which I will take 11 flights and I have a shuttle scheduled to leave for an airport in 10 minutes (not sure which, … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: 1984 by George Orwell, Part 1

In honor of the election I’ve been running a political speculative fiction mini-series, starting with Harry Turtledove’s Joe Steele and Malka Older’s Infomocracy and ending with George Orwell’s 1984.  I have a lot to say about 1984, and I’m feeling … Continue reading

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Review of Infomocracy by Malka Older

Happy Election Day! I was there shortly after the polls opened, Infomocracy in hand, but heavy early voting didn’t leave many people.  There was no line so I finished Infomocracy over a leisurely breakfast instead.  Cyberpunk with a distinctly political … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: 1908 Edition

If this seems like a pretty half-assed placeholder, well, yeah. And I can’t even (entirely) blame the World Series. I wanted to post on 1984, but I’m still only 2/3 through and it’s going to be a long post. I’ll try … Continue reading

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Review of Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove

I read Joe Steele—and wrote an Amazon review—back when it came out in spring 2015.  I wanted to revisit in light of the rise of Trump (and the addition of an Infomocracy tag) and to give further consideration to how … Continue reading

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