Category Archives: Comedy

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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Happy 2nd Birthday to the Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy!

Happy 2nd Birthday Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy!!!! A quick (ha!) run down of the most popular posts over the past year… Continue reading

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The Wee Free Men: A Story of Discworld, Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins, 2003) {HarpurAudio, Narrator: Stephen Briggs)

CRIVENS! The Wee Free Men: A Story of Discworld, is a stand alone novel that serves as the extremely amusing first volume of the Tiffany Aching Series by Terry Pratchett. Set in his Discworld, it is a Mid-grade to Young Adult novel that is funny, engaging and wonderfully enjoyable for adults as well as midgrade readers. Maybe more soo. Continue reading

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100th Post: A Total review of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe including the book, audiobook, radio programs, TV programs and movies associated with them!!! by Douglas Adams

In celebration of my 100th post, I review a classic of Science Fiction: The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: the books, the audiobooks, the radio series, the TV series and the movie. Continue reading

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The Draco Tavern, Larry Niven (Tor, 2006 {Blackstone Audio, Narrator: Tom Weiner})

The Draco Tavern, by Larry Niven, is a themed anthology of short stories and vignettes set in or about an inn on the edge of an alien space port built in remote Siberia. The linked but stand alone nature of the stories makes this a great vacation read for Science Fiction Fans. (For more go to: http://www.sophyanempire.com) Continue reading

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Against a Dark Background, Iain M. Banks (Orbit, 1993)

Against a Dark Background was Iain M. Banks’ fourth Science Fiction Novel, and his first not set in the Culture universe (though admittedly, it is never stated per se, and there are hints it might be). It is a marvelously interesting read, with strangely dark humor and filled with wonders from Banks’ vivid imagination. Continue reading

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Barking, Tom Holt (Orbit, 2007)

Barking is a comic urban fantasy that kept me laughing throughout. For those of you who have never heard of Tom Holt, he is to Urban Fantasy as Terry Pratchett is to High Fantasy. He is a master of weaving subtle jokes and the absurd into good plots and this book is no exception…. see http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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