Monthly Archives: May 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday to the Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy!

Today I celebrate the third Anniversary of this blog![1]  This year saw a continued increase in readership, and as with last year, I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of the most popular posts. First, however, I thought it only … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008 [translated by Reg Keeland]{Audible Audio Edition, Narrator: Simon Vance})

Technically, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a Cold Case, Locked Door Mystery that takes place in remote Sweden, but really it’s about the personal and societal mistreatment of women. As such, a pedestrian mystery becomes a very good book to read or listen to. For a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Ganwold’s Child: Book One of the Sergey Chronicles, Diann Thornley Read (TOR, 1995)

Ganwold’s Child by Diann Thornley Read is a light, fun action-adventure tale that is free from Amazon this weekend. Half-YA and half Military Science Fiction, it is a fun read for any science fiction fan. Continue reading

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Broken Aro: Book One of the Broken Ones, Jen Wylie (Untold Press, 2012)

Tom reviews Broken Aro, the first installment of the Fantasy Romance series, The Broken Ones by Jen Wylie. With a very appealing central character, and at least one scene that truly moved me, I suspect this is a really good addition to anyone who enjoys the genre. Continue reading

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Empire of the East, Fred Saberhagen (Ace, 1979 { Blackstone Audio, Inc, Narrator: Raymond Todd)

Empire of the East by Fred Saberhagen is the omnibus collection of this classic science fantasy novel. It is a rip-roaring speculative adventure whose best parts are hard to describe without giving spoilers. A great fun read for fans of sci-fi and fantasy. Continue reading

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