This Week’s Book Review – Stellaris

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.... [Read More]

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This Week’s Book Review – Rain of Steel

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.... [Read More]

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This Week’s Book Review – The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.... [Read More]

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The Amazing Labor Day $0.99 Book Sale

It’s the biggest and best book sale yet.

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend by topping off your library. Select from over eighty titles each priced at $0.99, including more than a dozen that are absolutely free.

The selection includes top science fiction, fantasy, and adventure authors like Deplora Boule, C.J. Carella, Paul Clayton, Travis Corcoran, Larry Correia,  David Drake, Eric Flint, Declan Finn, Sarah Hoyt, Tom Kratman, Robert Kroese, Jon Mollison, John Ringo, David Weber, David J. West, Michael Z. Williamson, and a wide range of other established and emerging talent.

Note that pricing is set by the authors or their publishers, so please confirm before you buy.

Updated to add For Steam and Country and The Steam Knight by Jon del Arroz, A Place Outside the Wild by Daniel Humphreys, and nonfiction works by science fiction grandmaster, John C. Wright.

Updated again to add Battle for the Wastelands by Matthew W. Quinn, Fireammer and Souls in Silicon by Jeff Duntemann, and Texas Otherworld by Denton Salle.

Updated to add Mikhail Voloshin’s cyber-crime thriller, Dopamine. 

Updated to add Jon Del Arroz’s The Stars Entwined.

Updated to add fLUX Runners by William Joseph Roberts.

Updated to add Honor at Stake.

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Joseph Knight — A Black Life that Really Mattered

Joseph Knight, by James Robertson;  ISBN 0-00-715025-3  (2003)

Occasionally, one comes across a book so well written that the reader is left awestruck at the skill of the author.  This is such a book – a meticulously-researched fictionalized account of an historical event in 1700s Scotland.... [Read More]

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This Week’s Book Review – Sparta’s Second Attic War

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.... [Read More]

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This Week’s Book Review – At the End of the World

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.

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A New Addition to the “Black Tide Rising” Canon

By MARK LARDAS... [Read More]

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This Week’s Book Review – Silent Angel

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.

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A Story from the Armenian Massacre

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Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson – Not Appropriate for Middle Schoolers

A young black girl, Jade, must overcome racism and her own self-destructive behavior to succeed in Renée Watson’s young adult novel, Piecing Me Together, recommended for grade levels 7-9. The author offers an honest appraisal of both petty racism and discrimination, along with self-destructive behaviors that reinforce a cycle of poverty and failure. Although Jade achieves a measure of success in the end, this success comes without her explicitly recognizing and remediating the negative character traits that tend to hold her back. While this book may be appropriate for discussion at the high school level, the ambiguous moral lessons and discussions of topics like sexuality and periods make Piecing Me Together inappropriate for preteens and middle-school-age children.

Spoilers follow.

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This Week’s Book Review – SAC Time

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.... [Read More]

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Gone Fishin’

Would you have liked to go fly-fishing in the Adirondacks with Winslow Homer? For sure I would, despite total lack of interest in fishing. I would just loll around watching the action, like the implied action in this painting; the colors; the sparkly light; the beautiful lines of the canoe. The bright white hat does imply blackfly season, though. Would he have been so foolish as to go up there during blackfly season? Maybe it was just somebody’s favorite hat.... [Read More]

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This Week’s Book Review – The Gulf of Mexico

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.... [Read More]

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This Week’s Book Review – The Vanished Sea

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.... [Read More]

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This Week’s Book Review – Apocalypse Never

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.

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A Measured Look at Climate Alarmism

By MARK LARDAS... [Read More]

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