Posts Tagged books

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

04.8.2010

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 […]

03.29.2010

Will the iPad Change the World? Yes and No

The upcoming release of the Apple iPad on April 3 has generated a lot of debate amongst geeks and non-geeks.  I’ve found myself in conversations with both groups recently where the same questions have come up.  “Who is the target market?”  “Why would I want one?”  “Why is it such a big deal?”  Well, I’ll […]

02.8.2010

REVIEW: Sentinels The Shiva Advent

Van Allen Plexico’s latest novel, Sentinels: The Shiva Advent, is an engaging and fun read. At first I was unsure whether I’d enjoy the book as I’m not usually a fan of superhero prose. Compounding my concern was the fact that this is the fifth book in the Sentinels series and I haven’t read any […]

11.13.2009

The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman

I recently picked up a very good book called The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman.  In five days I’ve read 240 pages, and I’m about 15 pages from finishing the book.  While I love reading, I’m rarely able to fly through a book this quickly unless I’m on vacation (which I’m not).  It’s a […]

10.28.2009

Shag’s Comicatorium (a.k.a. Shag’s Sanctum Sanctorum) Update

Because nobody demanded it! Here are some updated pictures of my Comicatorium (a.k.a. Shag’s Sanctum Sanctorum).  Did some rearranging recently and I’m pretty pleased with the results so I figured I’d show it off here.  My thanks to the Irrepressible Gena for her assistance and inspiration. Biggest change below is the new flat-screen monitor for […]

08.18.2009

‘Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi’ new novel out today

I’m totally excited for the new Star Wars nine-book series, Fate of the Jedi.  The third book comes out today, Abyss.  I’ve really been enjoying the Legacy of the Force series (still have a couple to go on those) and look forward to these next adventures. Here is a description of Fate of the Jedi […]

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