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Notes from the Burning Age

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “The kakuy do not care for the payers of man. They are not interested in our good or bad, our desires or whims. We pay them our respects, not because they will smell the incense or taste the wine, but to remind ourselves of the needfulness of this pact. Everything changes; the balance is […]

Golden Fleece

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “I slapped a NETWORK BUSY/PLEASE WAIT message on her screen and quickly shuffled the file. Of course, the network was never busy, but I made a point of flashing that message at each crew member once every few months. Never hurts to keep one’s options open.” Golden Fleece by Robert J. Sawyer, published in […]

A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “This had been the way of things since the Transition, when the people had redivided the surface of their moon. Fifty percent of Panga’s single continent was designated for human use; the rest was left to nature, and the ocean was barely touched at all. It was a crazy split, if you thought about […]

Arrested Development (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “There’s always money in the banana stand.” Arrested Development season 1, aired in 2003-04 Michael Bluth thought that when his dad, George Sr., retired he would be taking over the company, as he’d been working hard there for years. But when his dad is arrested and his mom is given control of the company, […]

West of January

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “I was born somewhere in the west of January, probably near the middle of Wednesday. I cannot locate the spot more closely. Even if I knew it exactly — even if there was a bronze tablet there to record the event — I could not name it for you.” West of January by Dave […]

Star Trek: The Vulcan Academy Murders

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{5/5} “James T. Kirk could no longer count the number of planets he had visited in his lifetime of careening about the galaxy, but he knew of very few with any size of human population that did not have an Italian restaurant.” Star Trek: The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah, published in 1984 Kirk, […]

Death’s End

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{5/5} “Life reached an evolutionary milestone when it climbed onto land from the ocean, but those first fish that climbed onto land ceased to be fish. Similarly, when humans truly enter space and are freed from the Earth, they cease to be human. So, to all of you I say this: When you think about […]

The Three-Body Problem

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{5/5} “But I can sense the plan, a very comprehensive, intricate plan: damage scientific research installations, kill scientists, drive scientists like you crazy and make you commit suicide — but the main goal is to misdirect your thoughts until you’re even more foolish than ordinary people.” The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, published in 2006 […]

Star Trek: The Amazing Stories

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{5/5} “It is not possible for me to be with you today to honor my father. I am far away on a mission to promote galactic peace. My mission honors my father’s memory. Sarek and I often did not agree. Everyone knows that. And yet… he is the reason I am where I am today.” […]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds V

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{5/5} “Within the confines of the library, the cadets were polished, serious, stiff. Outside, in the fresh air, amid the profusion of color, with the soft green grass beneath them, they were seedlings reaching for the sun. With their guards down and their minds open, they were flowers ready to blossom.” (from “Efflorescence”) Star Trek: […]