May. 20th, 2012

100 SF/Fantasy Stories 002: Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

So, I've reviewed Fuzzy Nation before, but I just reread it. Or thought I reviewed it before, but heck if I can actually find that entry, despite looking for two hours. (Whoops.)

Fuzzy Nation is what John Scalzi calls a 'reboot' of H Beam Piper's book, Little Fuzzy. Basically Scalzi took the initial premise of Piper's book and told it his way, and figured it would be more intellectually honest to ask Piper's estate if he could publish this rather than scrubbing the serial numbers off. I haven't read Little Fuzzy, so I'm working from what I think of Scalzi's writing.

So, Our Hero Jack Holloway, is a disbarred lawyer turned prospector and a Grade A Asshole. )

May. 12th, 2012

100 SF/Fantasy Stories 001: Deadline by Mira Grant

So, I decided to do the [livejournal.com profile] 100things_index, a challenge to write 100 blog posts on a topic or topics. Mine is going to be 'stuff I've read'. There may be some repeats from my book reviews, since I'm on the 'reread until I get the Hugo voter package'.

001: Deadline by Mira Grant )

Dec. 29th, 2010

Spoilers for Aftermath by Jim Butcher

Spoilers for Jim Butcher's Aftermath, published in Side Jobs )