“Redshirts” by John Scalzi

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You know how in Star Trek and other stereotypical sci-fi shows there always seem to be characters who exist only to die in horrific ways in order to create drama and a sense of danger?  In Redshirts by John Scalzi, a group of newly arrived crewmembers on the Intrepid quickly find that everyone’s really weird aboutRead more

“Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi

“Old Man’s War” is a science fiction novel by John Scalzi, an author who happens to be internet-famous for taping bacon to his cat.  My boyfriend read “Old Man’s War” first and couldn’t put it down, and since we have similar taste in books, I decided to give it a go.  I’m so very gladRead more

BEA Excursion, Day 3 (and special treasures)

Today was the third and final day of BEA, although I’ll still be in New York until tomorrow afternoon.  It was a lot calmer than the previous two days of exhibits, largely because it closed at 3.  I picked up some more books, although not quite as many this time. I didn’t realize just howRead more