Audible Credit Day is the best day of the month! Is it possible that Audible is too good? Between their daily deals, their sales, my monthly credit, and a ton of classics you can pick up for around $2 or less, I now have backlog of some 50 audiobooks. Between my Kindle bookshelf with a backlog of more than 200… » 2/27/15 7:05am Friday 7:05am

For a former writing instructor and self-confessed nit-picker the writing leaves much to be desired and could benefit greatly from an actual editor (started out self published I think so I'm not sure if this was ever legitimately edited) - but I found this little novel to be terribly fun and engrossing right from the… » 2/18/15 10:48am 2/18/15 10:48am

I first got into Isaac Asimov when I was barely a teenager, maybe even 11 or 12. I loved the Robot novels and even the Galactic Empire novels though I felt they were heavily dated, even in the early 80's. This naturally led me to Foundation which immediately pulled me in with the story of Harry Seldon and his vision… » 2/05/15 7:54am 2/05/15 7:54am

Hate to whine already, but if that's the Rocinante, the room is too big and the crash couch, well, it isn't a crash couch, it's a bunk. This is how two dimensional earth-bound thinking manifests itself in a zero-g fantasy environment. In a ship where there is essentially no up or down (and yes, I know the Roci… » 1/16/15 1:58pm 1/16/15 1:58pm

I read Ready Player One in literally a day. I could not put it down. I got the Wil Wheaton narrated audiobook a week later and have had Wesley Crusher read it to me at least twice now. The first time I finished the book my immediate thought was "Man, what a great book, I hope he doesn't ruin it by trying to turn… » 1/16/15 1:47pm 1/16/15 1:47pm

I started reading SF and Fantasy in the late 70's when it was a man's world in both genres. I'm struck by how many women are publishing in both genre's today, and not just what I would call romance heavy "girl stuff" (forgive the term) either. There was a time when Ursula K. Le Guin was the only female writer on my… » 1/12/15 6:54pm 1/12/15 6:54pm

I always felt that Starfleet needed an outside consultant to come in and evaluate its processes to determine if it was making the best of use of the resources at its disposal. Take, for instance, the transporters – most underused piece of technology in all of the 23rd and 24th century. How many times has Dr. Crusher… » 1/08/15 2:43pm 1/08/15 2:43pm

Brandon Sanderson singlehandedly ripped Wheel of Time from the mire and muck of a half dozen horribly overwritten, under-edited, entries in a fantasy series that should have ended somewhere around book six. After my disgust with Book 10 - Crossroads of Twilight I gave up on WoT but thanks to a bunch of Audile credits… » 12/31/14 9:54am 12/31/14 9:54am