Military SF has long been a guilty pleasure of mine. Huge spaceships, evil aliens, stars going supernova, and things like that are a lot of fun. John Ringo’s A Hymn Before Battle is a well-crafted and -plotted excursion into most of the standard plot devices, but with a sort of Robert Ludlum flair. This looks like it’ll be the first in a series, and I’ll definitely read the next one as well.
Music: “Friction” by Morcheeba
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.