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  • Little Brother - Book Review

    Posted on September 4, 2014 by Tao

    So, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is probably the best Young Adult book I've read in a long time. It's set in an alternate reality modern day (or maybe just a little ahead of where we are) and focuses on Marcus's fight against 'Big Brother' once they take over San Francisco after a terrorist attack. Unwilling to trade his privacy for 'safety', the book chronicles his exploits and does a little teaching along the way.

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  • Book Review: Redshirts

    Posted on September 8, 2013 by Tao

    Ever heard of John Scalzi? No? If you haven't and you like humorous, tongue-in-cheek books that are well written and occasionally scratch the surface of some deeper subject matters, you'll enjoy his work.  Mind you - don't expect hard science fiction here; this is all soft scifi by far.
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    Redshirts is (somewhat) based on a well [...]

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  • Fantasy Writers & Medieval Martial Arts

    Posted on August 2, 2013 by Tao

    It's strange. I'm reading the Incomplete Enchanter currently by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt.  It's not a bad series really, filled with short stories about Harold Shea (a psychologist) who manages to move himself to different, parallel worlds where the laws of science / magic alter depending on the worlds shared beliefs of [...]

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