Archive for the books Category

03.25.2011

READING: The Walls of the Universe by Paul Melko

I’m currently reading and enjoying the novel The Walls of the Universe by Paul Melko. It’s a fast-paced read that jumps between alternate universe adventure, suspense thriller, and coming-of-age story. I stumbled across this book in a Science Fiction Book Club mailer and decided to give it a try.  Here is the description from the […]

12.24.2010

REVIEW: DC Comics The 75th Anniversary Poster Book

THE BOOK DC Comics: The 75th Anniversary Poster Book contains 100 of the most important, most beautiful, and most bizarre DC Comics covers ever.  These oversized covers span from the classic Action Comics #1 (1938) to modern tales such as Batman: RIP (2008).  One of the coolest features of this book are the perforated pages.  […]

12.22.2010

ACQUIRED: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

I recently picked up a copy of The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.  I read his book The Accidental Time Machine and really enjoyed it.  Apparently The Forever War is his masterpiece. Here is the description from Wikipedia: The Forever War (1974) is a science fiction novel by American author Joe Haldeman, telling the contemplative […]

11.3.2010

ACQUIRED: Doctor Who Novel by Michael Moorcock

Last week I picked up the new Doctor Who novel by famed sci-fi/fantasy writer Michael Moorcock, The Coming of the Terraphiles. The novel stars the current Doctor (as portrayed by Matt Smith) and his companion Amy Pond (as portrayed by Karen Gillan).  The BBC has previously published hundreds of Doctor Who books, but they are […]

08.12.2010

Who Are Your Favorite Doctor Who Companions

My good buddy Ed started a really interesting discussion topic over on THE UNIQUE GEEK listserv – Who are your favorite Doctor Who companions? I’ve put together my list broken into three categories: current series, classic series, and expanded universe.  As a frame of reference, click here for a list of all companions on Doctor […]

07.1.2010

READING: Seeker by Jack McDevitt

I’m currently reading the science fiction novel Seeker by Jack McDevitt.  I’m about 100 pages in and really enjoying it.  It won the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel.  The story is set approximately 10,000 years in the future and follows Alex Benedict, space archeologist, as he tries to uncover the mystery of a 9,000 […]

05.7.2010

REVIEW: DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains Fandex

Workman Publishing has just released the amazingly cool DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains Fandex!  What a neat product!  I was skeptical when I first heard about it, but it’s far exceeded my expectations.  This handy field guide makes an excellent reference for both the DC Comics seasoned veteran as well as the comic book […]

04.20.2010

Star Wars Resume – Novels

Continuing my Star Wars Resume! Today I’m featuring my Star Wars novel collection.  I’m excited as I’m about to start the Fate of the Jedi novels (top left hand corner in the photo below).  The rest of these I’ve already read. My love for Star Wars novels started in 1991 with Timothy Zahn’s Heir to […]

04.19.2010

Star Wars Resume – Vintage Action Figures

I’ve had Star Wars on the brain lately.  My fanaticism normally cycles like a washing machine through: comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, and then starts over again with comics.  Seems like I’ve been firmly in the Star Wars spin cycle for a while now.  I’m nearly finished with the ninth novel in the […]

04.8.2010

Ewoks Save the Day – Vintage Pop-Up Book

My wife and children surprised me last week with a fantastic geek find.  While perusing a collection of used books, they found a cute little Return of the Jedi tie-in book entitled The Ewoks Save the Day.  This is a pop-up book that was produced in 1983.  It’s super fun and super cute.  Here are […]

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