Posts Tagged: science fiction

Review: The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald

Review: The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald

August 9, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

This is a book by two new-to-me authors and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! » » » » » » The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald Series: The Mageworlds, Book 1 Genre: Science Fiction (Space Opera) Published by Tor, 1992 E-book, Purchased 449 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Blockaded, restricted, and forgotten–the Mageworlds would never threaten the Republic again. A broken and drifting ship, it’s long-dead captain still strapped in the command seat: that’s what free-spacers… Read more »

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August 2013 Books On My Radar…

August 2013 Books On My Radar…

August 1, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 7

A list of books I’m interested in this month…some I will definitely buy…others will wait awhile or I won’t buy them at all since I already have a huge TBR pile of books (on my shelf and on my e-reader)! ………. July 15 I’ve been waiting for this book for several months and then when it was published I missed that fact for a few days and certainly didn’t have the book on my July list! I’ve very much liked everything Ms. Milan has written. The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan Series: Brothers Sinister series Published by Courtney Milan Genre: Historical Romance 281 pages Synopsis: Miss Jane Fairfield can’t do… Read more »

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Favorite Books Read…January-June 2013

Favorite Books Read…January-June 2013

June 25, 2013 2013, books, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. I don’t always participate, but try to at least once a month or so. This month I’ve managed more than that so that’s been fun. Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with anything to say and sometimes I feel like I’m saying the same thing over and over so those weeks I try not to participate. I think I repeat myself enough as it is! Some of this is also repetitive since I’ve already reviewed most of these books. but anyway here goes… This has been a pretty good reading year for me so… Read more »

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Review: Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos

Review: Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos

May 6, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

I believe this is the author’s first book. So not only a new author to me, but to all his readers! Update (May 7): I forgot to add this to the Literary Escapism blog’s New Author Challenge 2013. I’ve done so now! Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos Series: I hope so Genre: Military Science Fiction Published by: Frostbite Publishing, 2013 E-book, Purchased 293 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored… Read more »

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Review: The Scrapyard Incident by Phillip Nolte

April 23, 2013 2013, book rating, C+, reviews 0

Another new author! Another addition to the New Author Challenge 2013. This challenge is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. The Scrapyard Incident by Phillip Nolte Junkyard Dogs, book 1 Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera Published by: Amazon Digital, 2013 E-book, purchased 365 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Ensign Tamara Carlisle, a brilliant, beautiful but decidedly quirky young officer on a remote assignment to obtain information needed to finish her advanced degree in Military History… Lieutenant Ryan Harris, a talented and experienced engineer who harbors doubts about his ability to command…Engineering Technician Angus Hawkins, a savvy veteran and former Chief Petty Officer busted down in rank for brawling… These three unsuspecting… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday–Top Ten Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings

Top Ten Tuesday–Top Ten Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings

April 16, 2013 2013, books, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Note: I had trouble finishing up this post this morning after the terrible events in Boston yesterday. One of my daughters ran in the Boston Marathon a couple years ago so this brought back memories of my happiness for her that day with the horror of seeing those bombs go off  blanketed over those happy memories. Plus I have a nephew and his wife who just moved from Boston. My hearts go out to all the people injuried or killed yesterday, their families and to all of Boston. My thoughts are also with the police, FBI and everyone working to catch the person or person who did this: I hope… Read more »

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Sunday Post–April 14

Sunday Post–April 14

April 14, 2013 2013, Sunday Post, Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy Month 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is where I review my last week and look ahead to what I might be doing next week. Last Week Around the House We drove home from Iowa this week. Lots of driving, but fun to see friends and family. My husband helped his dad clean up his yard to get ready for spring. We arrived back in the DC area and it was summer! The daffodils my sisters-in-law helped me plant last fall are blooming, tulips are growing and the lawn is getting green. We’ve only been in this house a few months so this… Read more »

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New Beginnings…Again

February 27, 2013 2013, books, new beginnings, reviews 0

I have tried blogging in the past and not been too successful. I’ve even had a book review blog before. My problem was I felt guilty when I didn’t get a book reviewed, but I also started resenting the time I spent working on a review instead of reading. And I didn’t feel I added anything to my reviews that hadn’t been said a hundred times before. This time I plan to write mini reviews of some of the books I read. Generally, if I read a book I enjoy it. Life is too short to read or finish reading a book I don’t like. I don’t love every book… Read more »

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