Month: November 2016

Book Review: Jumper’s Hope by Carol Van Natta

Book Review

Book Review: Jumper’s Hope by Carol Van Natta

Posted By leekoven

The time and place
About a thousand years from now. Action takes place on fairly backwater planet Branimir, on the passenger-freighter Faraon Azul, and in the city of Ridderth on planet Mabingion, the site of a brutal city riot several years before the book

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Back from Asia

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Back from Asia

Posted By leekoven

I didn’t get as much reading done over my Asia trip as I would have liked. Four and a half books is plenty, but there were many times I didn’t feel like reading.
Escapism is a popular reason to read genre fiction. Maybe there’s a

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Book Review: Without a Front: The Producer’s Challenge by Fletcher Delancey

Book Review

Book Review: Without a Front: The Producer’s Challenge by Fletcher Delancey

Posted By leekoven

The time and place
The time is the far future. On Planet Alsea the inhabitants are humanoids with empathic powers. Most of the events take place in Blacksun, the capital, and the landholdings of the Opah family, called Hol-Opah.
The suspension of disbelief
Empathic humanoids

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Thank you, Hugo House. And now, to read.

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Thank you, Hugo House. And now, to read.

Posted By leekoven

And thank you, Rebecca, for teaching us a lot and facilitating discussions so well with structure and humor. Leading us may have felt like herding cats, but you got a lot accomplished: most of us would not have written a quarter the words without your

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