August 4th 2009

Another Update

These are the books I’ve read on the fabulous Kindle I got for my birthday in April:

Blood Engines by T. A. Pratt

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

Her Wiccan, Wiccan Ways by Traci Hall

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Justify the Means by Madison McGraw

Killed by Kindle by Madison McGraw

The Last Colony by John Scalzi

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Paranoia by Joseph Finder

Persuader by Lee Child

Serial by Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch

Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi

I’ll say two things about the above:

  1. Read everything you can get your hands on by John Scalzi
  2. Read Paranoid

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October 14th 2008

Your Hate Mail Will be Graded

For those of you who don’t know, John Scalzi has been writing a blog for ten years.  Ten years! That’s pretty much forever in internet time.  Whatever (said Scalzi blog) is a blog I read every day.  Why?  Because Scalzi is smart, funny and entertaining.  Even when he manages to say something I disagree with (not often), he’s smart, funny and entertaining.  So what’s not to love?

(In addition to being a blog writer of note, he writes highly entertaining science fiction novels.  His most enduring fame, however, comes from the Bacon Taped to a Cat incident.  Apparently, he has a bacon fetish.)

To commemorate the auspicious event of Ten Years Blogging, he’s published a book containing some of the best posts of the last ten years.  When I say you need to read this book, I’m quite serious.  You will laugh (unless your sense of humor was surgically removed at a young age).  You will think (unless the public school system trained that quality right out of you).  You will be entertained.

And as a bonus, the introduction was written by Wil Wheaton.  Wil Wheaton, people!  Not only do you need to read this book, you need to own it!  Seriously.

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January 15th 2008

The Android’s Dream

The Android's DreamI discovered John Scalzi early last month. Somehow, I wound up at his blog. I’m not sure who owned the originating blog that started the chain, but I’m pretty sure it was either John, Bev or Ron. Not directly from any of their blogs. Oh, no. That would just be way too easy.

Anyway, after having discovered Scalzi, and totally grooving on his writing style and sense of humor (“Taunting the Tauntable Since 1998″), I dropped some of his novels into my Amazon wish list. The Android’s Dream arrived under the Christmas Bush (it’s really too small to be considered a tree).

First, if you like science fiction, you gotta read it. If you like science fiction mixed with a healthy dose of humor, you gotta read it now. Scalzi is good, people. If you’ve read all his novels, read his blog.

Amazon Associate link:
The Android’s Dream

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