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Star Trek: Living Memory

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “The Federation isn’t perfect. We’re better than most, but we only got that way because of past generations of protestors who pushed for a better world. And we do backslide now and then — our leaders get complacent and lazy and need a kick in the pants to remind them what we stand for.” […]

Star Trek: The Higher Frontier

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{4.5/5} “Seems to me that you can’t learn that much from someone who’s already like you. That might just be why we’re out here exploring strange new worlds instead of ordinary old ones.” Star Trek: The Higher Frontier by Christopher L. Bennett, published in 2020 When many Aenar are killed on Andoria by unknown attackers, […]

Titan

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “”Something tried to eat me,’ she said. ‘Something ate all the organic parts of my suit, and all my hair, then excreted the junk right here. Including me.’ She noted in passing that she was glad the thing had classified her as junk.” Titan by John Varley, published in 1979 The Ringmaster’s mission is […]

Or What You Will

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “She is Fate, Fortuna, God for her characters, and I am one of her characters. We didn’t always get on this well, there were times when we fought, when I tried to get away from her. I thought I could run away from her to a quiet unpopulated part of the world of the […]

The Second Summoning

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{4.5/5} “Look, Claire tends to see things in terms of what she has to do to keep the world from falling apart. Close an accident site here, prevent the movie remake of ‘Gilligan’s Island’ there, keep you from being hurt, feed the cat — everything’s an absolute. She doesn’t compromise well, it’s an occupational hazard.” […]

Summon the Keeper

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{4.5/5} “Keepers capable of abusing the power granted by the lineage were rare. Claire had only heard of it happening twice before in their entire history. The battles, Keeper vs Keeper, good vs evil, had been won but both times at a terrible cost. The first had resulted in the eruption of Vesuvius and the […]

Star Trek: TNG — Shadows Have Offended

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Picard laughed. It was the easiest he’d ever felt in Lwaxana’s presence. He realized with a start that he had been so involved in learning what happened that he had, just for the few moments it took her to tell the story, allowed himself to forget about Kota, the Enterprise, and the Romulan, and […]

Omnifix

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{4.5/5} “Alex was flummoxed, could hardly digest all the things they’d spoken of so far, felt like all these years he’d been a playgoer, watching the play from a safe distance, accepting the play as reality. But the play was just a Megaplex-doctored reality– the true action was taking place backstage.” Omnifix by Scott Mackay, […]

Passion Play

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{4.5/5} “Being a shaper makes you look behind the surfaces of things. It was my father and his discipline of History that first showed me the patterns running below the skin of life. But where he studied the march of nations, I followed the twisted ways of the individual heart.” Passion Play by Sean Stewart, […]

Brother Jonathan

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{4.5/5} “It’s not just the profits we’ll make. It’s the changes we’ll cause. We’ll be moving Intertel right up into the Consortium and carrying everything up with us.The technological surge will create new industries, new professions, just as the inductance field did, and the microchip.” Brother Jonathan by Crawford Kilian, published in 1985 Jonathan has […]