Tag: Books

Influences Part 3

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Star Trek: The Original Series. Probably one of the strongest influences on my life from a very young age was the original Star Trek. Rerun in syndication almost endlessly, the original Star Trek was huge in my life growing up. …

Influences Part 2

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I mentioned yesterday as part of this series of posts on ‘Influences’ that I’m doing this week, that a part of me felt like I was always treated like I was older than I actually was.  This isn’t entirely a…

Podcast: Episode 5

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Episode #5: All Things from My Brain In the fifth episode of the All Things From My Brain podcast, I talk about the Palm Pre losing it’s iTunes sync functionality, how India plans to issue biometric ID cards to its…

New thing I did – A Podcast

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So. Guess what I did this weekend? I created a podcast!! I decided that I have a face fit for radio… Or Podcasting… Anyway, spent the weekend working on this – hoping that I’ve worked the kinks out and it’ll…

New Versus Used

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When I lived in Tennessee, used book stores were huge.  I mean that in every possible sense of the word ‘huge’; they were hugely popular (could hardly find a parking spot), they were in these huge buildings (like warehouse stores),…

Where has all the Scifi gone?

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I remember when Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled – in fact, I blogged about it on the old site which no longer exists or else I’d give you a link.  Forgive me, I’m trying to remember the particulars here –…

Review: Taliesin

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So, I admit, I’m a little behind on this one. Taliesin, by Stephen R. Lawhead, was released in 1990, but I only recently picked it up on a visit to Barnes & Noble when I was looking for something to…

Review: Mage-Guard of Hamor

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I recently talked about the author L.E. Modesitt Jr. and his book, Natural Ordermage.  Well, there was a second piece to that story that takes up almost immediately where the first book left off: Mage-Guard of Hamor. Again, this is…

Review: Natural Ordermage

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It’s no secret that author L.E. Modesitt Jr. is a favorite of mine.  His Recluse and Spellsong Cycle books are among my favorites, going into the ‘re-read’ category of my little library here at home – meaning, I re-read them…