Monthly Archives: August 2011

Doctor Who Returns after Summer Break with ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’

I suffered through some disappointing summer science fiction television recently (most notably “Falling Skies” on TNT).  But all that is behind me now with the return of the Doctor and the best ‘bad girl’ in any time or space: River … Continue reading

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Book Review: Divergent by Roth (4 Stars)

Divergent by Veronica Roth My rating: 4 of 5 stars Welcome to Post-Apocalyptic Chicago, where the trains never stop (even to take on or drop off passengers) , the streetlights go dark by midnight and Lake Michigan is now the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Day of War by Graham

Day of War by Cliff Graham My rating: 3 of 5 stars I snagged this novel from one of the Barnes & Nobel free Friday offerings for Nook owners. A Christian fiction, with heavy emphasis on Bronze Age/Early Iron age … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leviathan by Westerfeld

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld My rating: 3 of 5 stars I read this in mid June 2011 as a member of the Fantasy Book Club group read. A quick, easy read, as I expected from a young adult novel, and … Continue reading

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Watching the Hugos … Live and in Color … on My Nook

I have been so busy with home remodeling projects I completely forgot about the Hugo Awards ceremony Saturday night.  Not that I could have attended in person, since I was safely in Kansas and not attending WorldCon in Reno, Nevada.  … Continue reading

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Dog Day Doldrums

Mid-August usually simmers, steeping the Midwest in heat and humidity; yet we’ve been graced with temperatures in the 80s and relatively low humidity.   Daily (or nightly) thunderstorms greened up the lawn, found a leak in my new roof (or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Consider Phlebas by Banks

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks My rating: 2 of 5 stars 2.5 stars My first attempt to read Consider Phlebas began a couple of years ago. I made it to the fifth chapter and abandoned the book. This past … Continue reading

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