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BOOK REVIEW: "The Prisoner #1" by Thomas Disch (1969)

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The Prisoner is easily the best Science Fiction series in television history. When it came out in 1968 I was one year old. When I was ten or eleven, PBS re-ran the series, and I became an avid fan. I even taped 'em on our Betamax, and annoyed my friends by incessantly whistling the theme over and over and over again. When PBS abruptly stopped re-running the show, I happened to have a tape of the bizarre final episode, Fallout, and I watched it repeatedly every couple of months until our Betamax finally went to that big Thrift Shop in the Sky circa 1982.

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"The War Against The Chtorr:" A Review of the Series (Updated)

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I’ve finished reading The War Against the Chtorr series, unfinished as it is.

I think they are probably best read, with long pauses between them, as they were originally published. By the end of the "last" book, I was sure tired:
Tired of worms, tired of war, tired of annoying self help gurus. Tired of... every... damn..... character...

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BOOK REVIEW: “Gadget Man” by Ron Goulart (1971)

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Some weeks ago, I reviewed “After Things Fell Apart…” by Ron Goulart, calling it one of the funniest books I’ve ever read, and, in fact, better than several of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books. In trying to find more information about it to write the review, I discovered that it was actually the first installment in a series called “Fragmented America.” Excited, I quickly tracked down a copy of “Gadget Man,” the second in the series. I tore into it, expecting more of the same, and quite eager to get more of the same, since the previous book was so darn good.

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BOOK REVIEW: "Ringworld's Children" by Larry Niven (2004)

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I love Larry Niven. Well, actually, not Niven himself, really I love his writing. Well, not so much his writing in toto, but I really do love his Known Space stories. Though he's got the occasional interesting story that's unrelated to Known Space, most of his other writing is less..uhm...Well, not 'bad' exactly, it just doesn't appeal to me. And with one or two exceptions, his co-authored books (Mostly written with Jerry Pournelle, and the newer "Fleet of Worlds" books) don't appeal to me either. So I guess 'I love Larry Niven' is a bit of an overstatement, huh?

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Book Review: “The Breach” by Patrick Lee (2009)

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Ex-cop and ex-con, Travis Chase, is in the Alaskan wilderness when he stumbles on a wrecked 747. Upon investigation, Chase discovers all the passengers have been murdered including the First Lady. In her hand is a note that will send Chase on a wild and fast paced ride.

“The Breach” is the debut novel from Patrick Lee. It is a mixture of 24 and Fringe with a little X-Files sprinkled in. The novel is fast paced and gripping.

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BOOK REVIEW: “The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara (1974)

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“The Killer Angels” isn’t even remotely a Science Fiction book. It’s a straight ahead historical fiction set in and around the battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War.

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BOOK REVIEW: “The Big Over Easy” by Jasper Fforde (2005)

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I just sat down to write a review of the utterly fantastic Jasper Fforde novel, “Shades of Grey.” As usual when I review something by an author I’ve covered before, I skim my past reviews of said author, just to make sure I’m not re-covering the same ground. Though this is the fourth of the man’s novels I’ve read, I was pretty stunned to find that the *only* review on the site was this one for “The Fourth Bear”
http://www.republibot.com/content/vaguelyscience-fiction-book-review-%E2...

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