Category Archives: Military

Big Read Discussion #1 ~ Opening Remarks by Professor Prasch

I attended the first book discussion (a second one is scheduled in January) on the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien this past Wednesday night.  Please see my previous post about the kick off of the Big Read … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Chaplain’s War by Torgersen (4.5 Stars)

The Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgersen 4-4.5 out of 5 stars Release Date: 10/7/2014 I previously read parts of this as a short story and as novella (one of which was nominated for a Hugo last year and got my … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Call to Duty by Weber and Zahn (4 Stars)

A Call to Duty by David Weber and Timothy Zahn 3.5 to 4 out of 5 stars A new series in the Honorverse, slated to be released next week.  We find ourselves back before Manticore knew it had a major … Continue reading

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Book Review: Armor by Steakley (3 Stars)

Armor by John Steakley 2.5-3 out of 5 stars Read in April 2009 I sympathized or empathized with Felix. I detested Jack Crow until the last part of the book. I understand some of the motivation and psychosis of Felix, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ender’s Game by Card (4 stars)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card 4 out of 5 stars Read in Dec 2008 WARNING: Spoilers I liked everything about this book, except perhaps the ending. And I can’t even say that I particularly disliked the ending; it just … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Man’s War by Scalzi (4 stars)

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi 4 out of 5 stars Read in December 2008 A good story, regardless of genre, and an especially great military science fiction tale. Our point of view is through the eyes of John Perry. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Forever War by Haldeman (3.5 stars)

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman 3.5 out of 5 stars Read in July 2009 If I had been born in the 50s and also been born male, I’m positive I would have loved this story. All the pain, confusion … Continue reading

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