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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
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
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.
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 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
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology Brandon Sanderson, et al 2014-08-15 in-progess in-progess 2014-08-18: I started listening to Writing Excuses because they were on the Hugo ballot and I’ve quite enjoyed the podcast. … Continue reading
The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away by Cory Doctorow
The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away Cory Doctorow 2014-08-14 2014-08-15 ** 2014-08-15: Meh. Didn’t have anything to do with the song. Very bleak and hopeless.
The Maker of Universes by Philip José Farmer
The Maker of Universes Philip José Farmer 2014-08-05 2014-08-08 *** 2014-08-09: Pretty good given when it was written.
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One Ernest Cline 2014-07-27 2014-08-05 *** 2014-07-28: Pretty wordy and not going anywhere so far. Just finished the “history” lesson so maybe it’s finished with the set up and it’ll start going somewhere. 2014-08-02: … Continue reading
All you need is kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
All you need is kill Hiroshi Sakurazaka 2014-07-26 2014-07-27 ***1/2 2014-07-28: Good, enjoyable, and short, which is a feature these days as editors don’t seem to remember how to tell authors to stop.