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Book Nerd: To the Moon

When I was almost finished Far Harbor, I needed a new book for this week’s post, so I grabbed Elizabeth Moon’s Lunar Activity and had no idea what to expect. Elizabeth Moon isn’t exactly an unheard of author, with both a Nebula award and the Robert A. Heinlein award to …

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Finally, Some Bright Colours – A Supergirl Review

The new Supergirl tv series is airing and it is remarkable enough to warrant a review, here.  Why this one? Why did we skip over Gotham, Arrow, and Daredevil, but bother to talk about Supergirl? Short answer: They left the lights on while filming it. Long answer follows: I’m not quite …

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Book Nerd – The Farthest of Harbours

Sometimes science fiction is a subtle exploration of contemporary issues written on far-off planets or in far-flung futures. It sneaks those issues in until you’re halfway through the book and it hits you that the themes of systemic oppression and marginalization of alien peoples is analogous to the way people …

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Book Nerd – Planet of the Wizard-Bros

My uncle Pierre had a huge library of science fiction and fantasy books, and now that it’s mine I’m spoiled for choice. I read them here, and sometimes the choice is a bit spoiled. By the fortieth page, I’d renamed Cynthia Felice’s 1991 novel The Khan’s Persuasion to Planet of the …

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Book Nerd – Brothers of Earth

My uncle Pierre was the first nerd I knew, and had a knack for picking the right book for the right person. Now that he’s gone, I have to pick my own. My selections are often suspect, but I intend to read them here. Brothers of Earth (1976) is prolific …

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