Category Archives: Reading

2015 Hugo Fan Writer

My notes and current ranking for the 2015 Hugo Fan Writer category. I never read the Fan Writer stuff from last year and that was my first year with a Hugo packet. If it’s always like this they should drop … Continue reading

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Cryptozoic Man #1 to 4

Cryptozoic Man #1 thru #4     Walter Flanagan     2014-09-06     2014-09-06     1-star 2014-09-07: Weird shit. 2014-09-09: I didn’t initially connect this to the guy from Comic Book Men. Once I did I began to understand a … Continue reading

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Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron

Nice Dragons Finish Last     Rachel Aaron     2014-08-01     in-progress    in-progress 2014-08-15: Not sure when I started this one but it was a while back. 2014-08-22: Still reading it, but it’s on the ipad and I don’t read much there. … Continue reading

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The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius by John Joseph Adams (editor) Started: 2014-07-06 / Finished: 2014-09-09 Rating: 3 (Would be 4 if the The Space Between and following stories had been in a … Continue reading

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Fatale, Book 1: Death Chases Me by Ed Brubaker

Fatale, Book 1: Death Chases Me           Ed Brubaker         2014-09-06         2014-09-07        *** 2014-09-07: Not bad. A mix of pulp/noir/Lovecraft/mystery that was interesting, but not interesting … Continue reading

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After the Coup by John Scalzi

After the Coup          John Scalzi      2014-09-01         2014-09-01         ***1/2 2014-09-01: An enjoyable short story. Pretty typical Scalzi, which is a good thing. Set in the OMW universe, … Continue reading

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Year Zero by Rob Reid

Year Zero     Rob Reid       2014-08-25       2014-08-31       ***1/2 2014-09-01: Funny in parts, annoying in parts, plenty of skippable paragraphs. Not bad.  

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The Mocking Dead Volume 1 by Fred Van Lente

The Mocking Dead Volume 1 Fred Van Lente 2014-08-28 2014-08-29 **1/2 2014-09-01: meh. A slight variation on the zombie story.  Some mild humor but over nothing too interesting.  

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The Gentleman Who Did Not Like Guns #1 – Chile Con Carnage

The Gentleman Who Did Not Like Guns #1 – Chile Con Carnage      Lupano*Salomone       2014-08-28     2014-08-28     **1/2 2014-09-07: The title and cover implied humor and someone trying to avoid violence.  Instead it … Continue reading

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The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian      Andy Weir       2014-08-20      2014-08-24      ***1/2 2014-08-22: Good stuff, very amusing. I’m not sure I buy Mark’s total casualness about his situation. 2014-08-25: Quite good. I both liked and disliked … Continue reading

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