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Old Man's War by John Scalzi

Old Man's War by John Scalzi

A seventy-five year old widower, John Perry finds the Colonial Defense Force's offer of a new, youthful life intriguing. The CDF fulfills their end of the bargain, now he needs to fulfill his: ten years' commitment as a space marine, fighting the worst the universe has to offer. Funny, thoughtful, and packed with action, Old Man's War is a great read and one of Scalzi's seminal works....

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The Assassin's Blade - Act I: Fine Wine

The Assassin's Blade - Act I: Fine Wine

So begins the Assassin Without a Name series. In the very first story in the series (available to read for free right here), the Assassin Without a Name makes a deal and, while he doesn't know it yet, an alliance that will prove very useful in the future....

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The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Malmont

The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Malmont

I really wanted this one to work. With names like William Gibson, Lester Dent, H.P. Lovecraft, L. Ron Hubbard, Louis L'Amour, and Chester Himes all playing roles in the story, who wouldn't want it to? Ultimately, though, The Chinatown Deatch Cloud Peril was too confusing and did not contain enough of the ingredients I love in a good book....

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Podcasts for Writers

The writing podcasts I listened to regularly back in 2010. I wonder how many of them are still around?...

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