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More from the edge of the galaxy

Before I get to the books, I have a quick personal note.  You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been posting much lately.  I’ve been busy with career-related issues, including losing my job recently.  I don’t want anyone to worry – I should be fine.  I saw this coming some time ago, so my resume was […]

Series: Prince Roger

March Upcountry Before I discuss the stories in the Prince Roger series, I thought I’d say a few words about the two-man writing team.  I’ve always wondered how a writing duo works.  Do they write alternate chapters?  Do they each “own” certain characters, and write from their point-of-view?  Does one person lay out the basic […]

Series: Hard Luck Hank

Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy You may have noticed that I haven’t been online for the past few weeks.  I’ve become increasingly frustrated at work, so I’ve been spending all my free time searching for jobs, filling out applications, and driving across the country for interviews (typical result:  the company changes its mind and […]

Series: Republic of Cinnabar Navy

With the Lightnings Once upon a time, there was a real-life historical figure named Thomas Cochrane.  His dashing naval exploits inspired at least two historical fiction series:  Master and Commander (I’ve read all 21 books in this series and enjoyed all but one) and Horatio Hornblower (I’ve only read the first book, which wasn’t bad, but […]

The Galaxy is a Dumpster Fire

The Galaxy’s Edge series is a mix of military sci-fi and space opera, set in a Universe that draws heavily on Star Wars without using any of its proper names.  At first, you’ll find yourself spotting all the Star Wars similarities (or reversals, such as the stormtroopers being crack shots, or a Han Solo-style character […]

Free David Drake

David Drake isn’t in prison (as far as I know) – I’m referring to free David Drake ebooks at Amazon. I don’t know if these are permanently free or short-term promotions, so grab them now if you want them. Several of the books are also available as audiobooks at audible; once you have the ebook […]

Sale: Book of Lost Doors Series

Until next Thursday (August 13th), Misha Burnett‘s Book of Lost Doors Series is on sale. There is a post on Misha’s site which links to the books on Amazon. Long-time followers of this blog will remember that I’ve reviewed Catskinner’s Book, Cannibal Hearts, and The Worms of Heaven. I’ve also interviewed Misha. If you’ve been […]

Series Review: The Lost Fleet

Four Royal Crowns (4 out of 4 rating) The Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell (pen name of John G. Hemry, a retired naval officer) is one of my favorite science fiction works. As a new book in the series (Steadfast) was just released today, I thought this would be a good time for a […]