Tag Archives: Tom Clancy

On Basilisk Station, David Weber (Baen Books, 1993)

On Basilisk Station by David Weber, is the novel which introduced the world to Honor Harrington. It is not his best work, nor the best book in the series, but it does introduce one of the most iconic figures in MilFic and the world she lives in. For more, go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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The Silent Oligarch, Christopher Morgan Jones (Penguin Press, 2012 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: Jason Culp})

The Silent Oligarch is the debut novel by Christopher Morgan Jones. It is a fascinating tale of corporate spies and money laundering that ranks among some of the best Espionage novels that I’ve read in a long time. This is not a Spy Thriller, nor a Mystery, but an Espionage novel of the highest caliber. Continue reading

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Pattern Recognition, William Gibson (Penguin Putnam, 2003). Digital Edition.

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson is a step outside the usual for the father (or at least Godfather) of Cyberpunk. Set in the post-911 world, it includes fewer elements of technology than most Tom Clancy books. Instead, it is a mystery novel that plays upon Gibson’s superb ability to play upon mass-market trends and consumerism. To that end, it has the byzantine feel of his cyberpunk works, but is firmly set in now. An excellent espionage mystery who use of the superficial gives it depth. For an indepth review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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