Thoughts, and more thoughts.

  • TBR: Inversions by Iain M. Banks

    My boss loaned me Look to Windward, and told me I had to read it. He was right, and as soon as I found some other of Ian M. Banks’s books, I bought them. He also reminded me that Iain Banks is the same person, but not the same author. That author writes “real literature”,…

  • TBR: Fortress of Grey Ice by J.V. Jones

    Sequel to A Cavern of Black Ice. J.V.Jones last few outings have been excellent, and I’m looking to pick up where we left off with this series. Although, I’ll admit, not quite enough to go dig up the last and reread it first. But enough to buy it the first time I spotted it in…

  • TBR: With the Lightnings by David Drake

    I’ve been on a bit of a Mil-SF kick lately, reading Ringo, Flint and Weber. I reread Drake’s Tank Lords on my Palm, thanks to Baen’s free library, and that encouraged me to pick up a hard copy of one of Drake’s books.

  • TBR: forever peace by Joe Haldeman

    One of the few Nebula or Hugo award winners that I haven’t read.

  • TBR: Against the Tide of Years by S.M.Stirling

    I accidentally picked up the third book, and was mightily confused. But I did enjoy the first, Island in the Sea of Time, so I went back and got the second.

  • Black Forest Brewhaus

    Last Monday of the month is usually Beer Club night at the Black Forest, but due to scheduling conflicts, the Brewmaster asked to reschedule. We ignored him. Particularly since a good friend is in town for the week before going to Kuwait, on the way to Iraq. In any case, this year’s Octoberfest is outstanding.…

  • TBR: To Be Read

    I’ve started posting my To Be Read books on “… In Books”, and I hope to post reviews of those books as I finish them. Plus others I’ve finished lately. We’ll see how this works out.

  • TBR: Battle of Corrin by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson

    The latest in Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Dune prequel trilogy. I bought this in hardcover, as I did the last few, but I’m afraid I may regret this. The coincendence that every character in Dune’s ancestor from 100 generations ago knew each other, and set everything in motion at roughly the same time…

  • TBR: Lord Darcy by Randall Garrett

    This is a reissue of all of Randall Garrett’s Lord Darcy novels and short stories, which have been out of print for far too long. I have at least one of them, and probably two, packed away somewhere, but I’m looking forward to reading the rest. Eric Flint is the editor, and, from what I’ve…

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