Month: September 2015

Book Review

Book Review: Minder Rising by Carol Van Natta

Posted By leekoven

The time and place
About one thousand years from today. We’re given GDAT 3238 for the beginning of the book. Place is mostly the planet Concordance Prime, in the cosmopolitan city of Spires.
The suspension of disbelief
Humans have found FTL and colonized other planets.

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Ride it for all it’s worth

Writing

Ride it for all it’s worth

Posted By leekoven

I’ve been making music, playing games, writing games, programming tools, and writing stories since I realized I could. Not all at the same time. For years it was music, then games and music, and now writing. For a while, I feared myself a creative dilettante.

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Cover by Croco Designs

Book Review

Book Review: Return to Dark Earth by Anna Hackett

Posted By leekoven

The time and place
Earth in our far future, as intimated by the title- it’s got all kinds of irradiated beasties and killer plants! The opening takes place on a jungle planet, Mazona V. There’s also some time aboard spaceships.
The suspension of disbelief
Nuclear

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Book Review

Book Review: Luminous by A.E. Ash

Posted By leekoven

The time and place
Planet Hestia (as named by our protagonist), a world that could be colonized by humans. I assume it’s our future because “Terran Standard Years” and Earth are mentioned.
The suspension of disbelief
Humanity has traveled into space and set up colonies/space

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Did I long for alienation?

Did I long for alienation?

Posted By leekoven

Last Saturday I went to Penny Arcade Expo. I’d never been before, but most of my friends have. I was less aghast by commercial pressures than I might have been. The Square Enix section had demos of Final Fantasy XV, which looked slick as expected,

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