ALL SYSTEMS RED BY MARTHA WELLS

All Systems Red by Martha Wells – Doherty Assoc. publishing 2017 - Take a standard old school sci-fi setting and add robots that have human components.  If you remember the Asimov ‘rules’ about robots, you’ll be expecting something in the circuitry that prevents them from running amok and killing all the ‘lesser’ beings that cross …

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HOUNDED BY KEVIN NEARNE

Hounded by Kevin Nearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Del Ray, 2011 - I am now nearing the end of my Christmas gift reading and have drifted back into the third of my DDD’s fantasy book gifts.  It’s interesting to compare older fantasy to the contemporary scene.  Older fantasy classics often had ‘normal’ people encountering magical …

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TROUBLE IN THE U-CRANE – THANK THE GHIT

Thank goodness we’ve spent trillions of dollars on nuclear weapons as a deterrent to war.  That pretty much leaves our current crop of megalomaniacs with nothing but ‘conventional’ weapons to throw around in their quest to conquer the world.  Yes, here we are, well into the 21st century, and we can still enjoy the antics …

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THE UNCIVIL SOCIETY

“Bring it on.”  That’s one Freedom Fascist’s response to the Ontario provincial government’s announcement that they’re going to end the Ottawa occupation. Not only is their ‘freedom’ is more important than your freedom and their HONK louder than your combined voices, they’re thirsting for a fight. Well, most people will agree that democracy can be …

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