Shadow of Victory by David Weber My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is not about Honor Harrington. It’s not about Aivars Terekhov. It’s not even about Mike Henke or either of the series’ Zilwickis. This book is about Sinead Terekhov. It’s about Grezegorz Zielinski and Tomasz Szponder. It’s about Adam Siml and Zdenek […]Read more "Book Review: Shadow of Victory by David Weber"
Jem by Frederik Pohl My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. This book was absorbing, interesting, and kept me picking it up to see what would happen next. It was also joyless, cynical, and depressing in a way that makes A Song of Ice and Fire seem hopeful […]Read more "Book Review: Jem: The Making of a Utopia by Frederik Pohl"
I’m re-reading the last ten books in the Honorverse space opera series by David Weber in true chronological order. That is to say, I am reading it all as if it were one big story, not several separate books, in the order in which the events described took place (as much as possible.) I will […]Read more "A True Chronological Reading of the Last 10 Honorverse Books, Part 5 @DavidWeberBooks"
Shadow of Freedom by David Weber My rating: 4 of 5 stars This novel has received a lot of mixed reviews. But I personally really enjoyed it! Okay, here’s the thing: if you came here looking for Honor Harrington, you’ve come barking up the wrong tree. She’s not here, man. People quote her from time […]Read more "Book Review: Shadow of Freedom by David Weber"
Blood Music by Greg Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. Basic plot: mad scientist full of his own god-complex is told to shut down his experiment, but he persists anyway, and then THINGS GO HORRIBLY WRONG. Basically, it’s Frankenstein. Except that this is Frankenstein with a […]Read more "Book Review: Blood Music by Greg Bear"
A Rising Thunder by David Weber My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve been trying to read the Honorverse books in chronological order. This book brings a lot of disparate storylines together. As a result, little of Honor Harrington is seen in this book, although her story is central to the action. This book is […]Read more "Book Review: A Rising Thunder by David Weber"
The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. This is one of the great classics of science fiction by one of the Triumvirate (the others, of course, being Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein.) In a city in the far […]Read more "Book Review: The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke"