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Flag in Exile, David Weber (Baen Books, 1995 {Brilliance Audio, Narrator: Allysson Johnson)

Flag in Exile is David Weber’s fifth book in the Honor Harrington series and focuses on the ramifications of her actions at the end of the last book, while simultaneously building more into the political and social background of the ‘Honorverse.’ It is an enjoyable read to anyone who likes the Honor Harrington series, but would likely prove unsatisfying to anyone who was not already a fan. 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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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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The Art of a Book Cover Part 2 – The Winner for Strings on a Shadow Puppet

The Art of a Book Cover – The cover for “Strings on a Shadow Puppet is revealed! Continue reading

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Steel Gauntlet: StarFist Book III, David Sherman and Dan Cragg (DelRey, 1999)

It’s the 25th Century, but the Marines are still looking for a few good men, and Steel Gauntlet: StarFist Book III has them in spades. This is Sherman and Cragg‘s third outing into the StarFist Universe, and this time the focus is on the relative merits of infantry versus armored warfare. It is a fun read MilFic fans, with a particular appeal for tech heads, but is unlikely to appeal to those who don’t like Military Science Fiction. Continue reading

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Dauntless, The Lost Fleet Book 1, Jack Campbell (aka John G. Hemry) (Ace Publishers, 2006)

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless is the first of six volumes in Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet series. It is a straight Space Naval Military Science Fiction book that will appeal to those interested in space combat and issues of command, control and communications, but uses many archetypes and has background plot holes that strained my disbelief. For more information, please go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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School of Fire: StarFist Book II, David Sherman and Daniel Cragg (Del Rey, 1998)

School of Fire: StarFist Book II is Sherman and Cragg’s second StarFist book, in which, the best and bravest are sent on a Cadre mission to train the police force of a member world. It’s perfectly fine mind candy for MilFic fans, but for others it may not appeal. For more details go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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