The Great Decision

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

The Great Decision by Cliff Sloan and David McKean is a highly engaging book about the early days of the United States and the Supreme Court. It is more than an analysis of the decision in Marbury v. Madison; it is a history of the early days of Washington D.C., ...

Like Wolves on the Fold

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Last night I finished reading Like Wolves on the Fold: The Defence of Rorke's Drift by Lt. Col. Mike Snook. This book details out how the battle came about in the aftermath of the British defeat at Isandlwana, how the defensive perimeter was laid out, the geography of the area, ...

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress is an interesting discourse on politics and revolution. Heinlein paints an interesting saga of a revolt on the moon against the Terran authorities who control all aspects of the lives of those living on the lunar colonies. It won the Hugo Award for Best ...

Starship Troopers vs. Forever War

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

This year being the Centennial marking the birth of Robert A. Heinlein, a lot of renewed interest in his works has been sparked. While attending Convergence (this was opposite the Heinlein Centennial Celebration taking place in St. Louis) there was a discussion on his works and Starship Troopers was brought ...

Tunnel In The Sky, by Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

This year is the Centennial of the birth of Robert A. Heinlein. As such, I have been going through a phase of reading and rereading a number of his works, so I thought I would share some of them with you. Tunnel In The Sky is the story of survival ...

L. Sprague de Camp Library For Sale

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Some how, I missed this in the blogosphere, but picked up on it in the Clan MacDude list server. The Half-Price Books in Dallas , Texas, has acquired and will be selling the personal library of L. Sprague de Camp, one of the icons of the Science Fiction and Fantasy community. From ...

Blog Number One In Klingon Empire

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

Hugh Hewitt's latest book, Blog has seized the top position on the New Praxis Times Best Seller List. Klingons everywhere have taken to reading it ever since it was revealed that the Klingon Bible Translation Project was referenced in this book on blogosphere battle tactics. Gallant Klingon warriors, including the ...

2004 Yugo Award Winners Announced

Sunday, August 15th, 2004

The Yugo Awards for 2004 were announced yesterday at Diversicon 12 in Bloomington Minnesota. The Yugo awards are given to the best books that SHOULD have been written. This years winners are: For Non-Fiction: "The Starship Troopers Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams and Robert A. Heinlein. This is the book ...

The Piccard Library

Saturday, August 14th, 2004

An in depth search on Spamazon has identified the following books by Capt. Jean-Luc Piccard, Starfleet, former captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Zen and the Art of Surrender 101 Ways to Surrender and Not Get Court-Martialed The Fine Art of the White Flag Don't Shoot! We Give Up! The Autobiography of Captain Jean-Luc Piccard How ...

Hertzler Proposes Doing Klingon Graphic Novels

Friday, November 7th, 2003

J.G. Hertzler (Martok) has pitched the concept of a Klingon graphic novel series to Paramount. This is off of Trek Today. Speaking with DreamWatch magazine, Hertzler said the potential series would keep the focus squarely on the Klingons with "Star Trek somwhere in the back story". He stressed the premise is ...

Klingon Cookbook

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

Ran across the Klingon Cooking website, promoting a cookbook full´┐Ż of alien recipes with a Klingon theme. Check it out. Be warned, the page is graphics intensive (Yes, I still deal with dial-up at hurts)

First Heinlein Novel to be Published

Monday, July 21st, 2003

Over on Locus Magazine Online, there is a short blurb about For Us, The Living, the FIRST novel written by Robert A. Heinlein, all copies having thought to have been lost or destroyed, has been located and sold at auction by Heinlein's estate to Scribner's and Pocket Books.

Campbell and Sturgeon Awards Announced

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

Locus Magazine online has an article on this years winners of the Campbell and Sturgeon Awards. Also at Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas.