Category Archives: Books

Books I’ve read lately, in the past or about the authors.

The Martian by Andy Weir

I think this is the first novel I’ve read with a movie on the horizon in 30 years. The last time I did this was Dune when I was in high school. (Mentally reviewing…so far, yes.) Had I known about the … Continue reading

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Star Wars Rebels: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller

Thanks to Disney XD pushing back season two of Rebels to October after the big tease “Siege of Lothal,” I scored this novel to scratch the itch and whenever The Martian was boring me. Oh and to keep me from jonsin’ too much … Continue reading

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Our Man in Charleston by Christopher Dickey

My first book from the Pflugerville Public Library! Visiting the place has been one of the good discoveries during my Summer journey. I’ve lived at my house for almost 14 years and never checked out the joint. During the initial trip … Continue reading

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Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M Conway

Ignore the documentary and take the time to read this painful book which was well-researched. You may not be able to get through Merchants easily, I often found myself putting it down for a two-day intervals due to the rage I felt. … Continue reading

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Nick Offerman

I feel a little guilty about going to this book signing because I have never seen Parks & Recreation…before you flood me with the deluge of “Oh god! How could you have missed…” blah, blah, blah. Hey, I do like the … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Anna!

Today she makes her first step toward becoming a teenager since 13 is the probationary period. Maybe it’s more of a transition, like being on a midshipman’s cruise in Star Trek, it’s not possible to fail at being a teenager. If … Continue reading

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How I Conquered Your Planet by John Swartzwelder

Swartzwelder’s incompetent detective extraordinaire Frank Burley returns but this time his inevitable foe are the Martians. It’s not a spoiler, the title and the descriptions of particular people Burley picks up at the last bus stop (an empty corn field) … Continue reading

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American Nations by Colin Woodard

The presidential race already upon us whether we like it or not and the choices suck ass, as of today: Teabagger, Randroid and a DINO. Mr. Woodard’s recent book makes an interesting argument about getting us to rethink the US, … Continue reading

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The Darth Bane trilogy by Drew Karpyshyn

What began as an impulse buy on May the Fourth (be with you), transformed into the inspiration for the 727th Jump Brigade Lego set and probably re-awakened my love of Star Wars more than the Force Awakens trailer. It’s always a shame that … Continue reading

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Michael Moorcock

Friday evening at Book People was an awesome evening meeting my favorite Fantasy-Multiverse author, 20-year resident of Texas…Michael Moorcock! Outside of fans (both Fantasy and Metal) and D&D players, he probably isn’t well known so the easiest answer I can give … Continue reading

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