Persepolis Rising Review

So, book 7 of the Expanse series came out yesterday and, to no one’s surprise, I burned through it, finishing it really late (like 3 a.m. … which explains why I was late to work.) Overall, I enjoyed it but the two writers did a thing in it that I’ll go into more detail below […]

The Laundry series by Charles Stross

Just recently discovered these books and I’m now reading the second one – “The Jennifer Morgue” – which is giving me all sorts of awesome ideas for gaming. In the simplest terms, the main character is a British “operative” (though honestly, he’s just a tech guy who knows some spell stuff) who has been caught […]

Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” and Gaming…

I’ve had this book for a while on my Kindle, but for some reason or another, I kept stalling out on it, which is kind of weird because I generally love Gaiman’s work. American Gods, for example, is a fantastic book (and the TV show isn’t half bad either, although I did have some problems with […]

Agent of the Imperium

Started reading the Traveller book, “Agent of the Imperium,” and its kind of weird. Based on my reading of this, the universe has more of a 40K feel than I would have expected. Honestly, the 40K Inquisitor-based Eisenhorn and Ravenor books by Dan Abnett wouldn’t feel out of place in the setting based on this book…

The Expanse – “Caliban’s War”

So, we’re on to Book 2 of the series, “Caliban’s War” in the show. Interesting that they’re skipping straight to it though I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if there’s a timeskip. Exactly how long said skip might be though, we’ll have to see…

Cibola Burn

Nope. Didn’t watch even a moment of the Super Bowl this year. Instead, I finished Cibola Burn, the 4th book of The Expanse series. I’d started this book before – got about 1/4 of the way through it before something happened and I forgot about it for some reason – but once I got over […]

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Sweet! I ordered this from Amazon and it came in today. I think this is one of the only Heinlein books I haven’t read – as a self-declared Kindle snob, I’m still irked it isn’t available for that so I’m having to rely on the dead tree version.

Battlefront: Twilight Company

Just finished reading Battlefront: Twilight Company, which is a Star Wars tie-in novel based on the Battlefront video game and … wow. This was a surprisingly good book, especially for a video game tie-in. It was tense, brutal, violent and really showed what the actual war would be like. Very cool book.