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reviewed Captain Vorpatril's Alliance. November 15, 2012
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Ivan Vorpatril is the cousin of Miles Vorkosigan and intermittently pops up in stories about Miles.  He is constantly used as the but of jokes and accused of being an idiot.  But overall it …
reviewed The Keepers By Rick Friar. September 20, 2012
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The Keepers By Rick Friar
It's amazing the amount of people that spend the time to sit and review movies, books, comics, anything.  And here I find myself doing the same the thing.  I decided to alter my own life …
reviewed The Keepers By Rick Friar. September 05, 2012
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The Keepers By Rick Friar
"The Keepers" by Rick Friar took my by surprise.  A BIG surprise.   When I first saw these books at Barnes and Noble, I saw 3 thick books stacked next to each other and the way I …
reviewed Helsreach. October 04, 2010
Helsreach
Aaron Dembski-Bowden gives Warhammer 40K fans a look into the violent lives of the Black Templar chapter of the Space Marines in "Helsreach," a Space Marine Battles Novel.      …
reviewed Redemption Corps. August 26, 2010
Redemption Corps (Warhammer 40,000)
Rob Sanders' "Redemption Corps" adds a wonderful character to Warhammer 40K's Imperial Guard Novel series in Major Zane Mortensen. Having read a number of the Warhammer books, I can honestly say that …
The War That Came Early: West and East
I liked "Hitler's War" the first in the series now called "The War That Came Early". In that book, World War Two got kicked off in 1937, when no one was really ready for it. Now in this book it's 1939, …
reviewed Iron Company (Empire Army). June 14, 2010
Iron Company (Empire Army)
For the last several months I have been trying to get into this book. I have given it several chances. It's got a couple things in it i like (a Germanic feel and some interesting guntech), but, man, it's …
posted a Quick Tip about Starcraft 2 Beta. May 22, 2010
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Warcraft3 kinda flopped, so I wasn't sure SC2 could do that much better. However, so far, I am really impressed.
reviewed Iron Company (Empire Army). April 13, 2010
Iron Company (Empire Army)
Chris Wraight's "Iron Company" is the second book in Warhammer's Empire Army series. It's the fourth Black Library book that I've read and I must admit that it's one of my favorites. It peels away most …
reviewed West of Honor. December 03, 2009
West of Honor
Pournelle has always been one of the most militaristic science fiction writers, glorifying the concept of men fighting and dying for pride, their unit and the glory of victory. The premise is that the …
reviewed Iron Company (Empire Army). December 01, 2009
Iron Company (Empire Army)
I have been somewhat critical of the Warhammer series of the Black Library by various authors, but Chris Wraight distinguishes himself in the way he handles this military fantasy adventure. The protagonist, …
reviewed Orphan's Alliance. May 17, 2009
Orphan's Alliance
Orphan's Alliance is Book Four of the Jason Wander Series.  Thus far the series has gone from near great, with the first two volumes (Orphanage and Orphan's Destiny), and has slid to near mediocrity …
reviewed Orphan's Alliance. May 07, 2009
Orphan's Alliance
After establishing an uneasy alliance with other human colonies on earth like wars in the previous installment (ORPHAN'S JOURNEY), Jason Wander finds himself playing the role of diplomat and warrior, …
reviewed Starcraft 2 Beta. April 21, 2009
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Blizzard always hands out a limited amount of beta keys for all their games and it's not gonna change for this one... hopefully.  I'll be checking their site periodically to make sure I don't miss …
reviewed Orphan's Destiny. April 10, 2009
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"A Confederate sharpshooter's ball slew our drummer today, as he took breakfast on a fair July morning. The lad joined up when his parents died, and had not passed fourteen. They say it is a soldier's …
reviewed Orphanage. April 10, 2009
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"We crabbed shoulder to shoulder down cargo nets to our landing craft bucking in the Channel, each GI's bilge-and-sea-soaked boots drenching his buddy below. In that moment I realized that we fight not …
reviewed Orphan's Journey. April 09, 2009
Orphan's Journey
"Patton, himself, pinned my Purple Heart on my pillow today. I told him our Shermans were coffins. Undergunned, underarmored. The gasoline engine makes them rolling bombs. Still, I took on a German Tiger. …
reviewed Orphan's Journey. March 31, 2009
Orphan's Journey
I really enjoyed Orphanage and Orphan's Destiny, the first two volumes in the Jason Wander series. As readers of the previous volumes know, Wander was on orphan in trouble who was coerced to join the …
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