Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 1

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{4.5/5} “Do you also understand that the ambassador regularly deals with things most people consider extraordinary? Alien invasions. Giant killer robots. Mythical beasts from Hades trying to rip her into pieces. The imminent destruction of the Earth.” Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 1 by Greg Rucka, J. G. Jones & Drew Johnson, published in […]

Provenance

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{4.5/5} “I do not want to be out of the world, it is terrible to be out of the world. But I look, I see, I hear, I listen. You are very strange, Ingray Human, but you do not seem to live in endless pain and sorrow. No, you swim here as though this were […]

Star Trek: That Which Divides

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{4.5/5} “She had come to understand that the Federation was not a threat to the Empire, nor had it ever been… Though Vathrael was a creature of duty, born and bred for the uniform she now wore as well as all the responsibilities that came with it, she respected and even envied the prospect of […]

New York 2140

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{5/5} “Sun blazed off canals and made the rank-and-file forest of buildings look like rows of standing stones in some half-sunk Avalon. Black pillars drowned to the knees; it was a surreal sight, there was no coming to terms with it, it never ceased to look bizarre, even though she had lived in it all […]

Star Trek: How Much for Just the Planet?

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{4.5/5} “‘Allow me to welcome you most sincerely to the free, independent, and unaligned planet of Direidi. My name is Flyter. Hi there.’ He pumped Kirk’s hand. ‘Hi there.’ He shook Sanchez’s hand, then Uhura’s, the rest. ‘Hi there. Hi there. Hi there.’ He paused, wiped his hands and his forehead with a huge red […]

Star Trek: Doctor’s Orders

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{4.5/5} “I can leave anybody with the conn that I please, especially a department head and a fellow officer. There’s no need to be in the direct chain of command at all — that’s a common misconception. I could leave an Ensign Third-class with the conn if I liked, and the situation seemed to call […]

Star Trek: The Rift

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{4.5/5} “Every single star was an invitation, a personal invitation to him, James T. Kirk. And it would be the height of rudeness to refuse such an unselfish, unqualified invitation. And so he had spent his life accepting those invitations, one after the other.” Star Trek: The Rift by Peter David, published in 1991 Captain […]

Head On

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{4.5/5} “The reason Hilketa is so popular is that the players score points through simulated decapitation, and go after each other with melee weapons. It’s team gladiatorial combat, on a football field, with a nerdy scoring system. It’s all the violence every other team sport wishes it could have, but can’t, because people would actually […]

The End of the Day

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{4.5/5} “And sometimes I cannot wait for the sun to rise, because the world is full of people, of human beings singing their songs and telling their stories, of life and passion, glory and wonder, and Death is not a thing to fear, but is life’s mirror, reminding us to live, live, live, and I […]

Star Trek: The Star to Every Wandering

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{5/5} “He had loved Edith as he had loved no other woman, either before or after. For the most part, he had found fulfillment each day that he’d been able to step onto the bridge of the Enterprise or the Enterprise-A as its commanding officer, and he still felt that there had been something special […]