Star Trek TNG: The Q Continuum — Q-Space

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{4.5/5} “It’s too bad, Troi thought, that the rest of the crew can’t sense Captain Picard’s passion and commitment the same way I can. Then she looked around the conference table and saw the glow of the captain’s inspiration reflected in the faces of her fellow officers… On second thought, maybe they can.” Star Trek […]

All These Worlds

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{4.5/5} “Original Bob had never been a warrior type. Even in D&D he had tended to stick to magic use. Now, we were the front line in a war that would decide the ultimate fate of the human race. Not really where I’d expected my life to go.” All These Worlds by Dennis E. Taylor, […]

For We Are Many

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{4.5/5} “It seemed that VEHEMENT was either still completely confined to the Sol system, or they hadn’t acquired any assets here. But we didn’t know how many members might have gone out with the various colony ships. We would have to be vigilant until humanity was well-enough established to survive its own craziness.” For We […]

The Secret Keeper

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{5/5} “The landscape of one’s childhood was more vibrant than any other. It didn’t matter where it was or what it looked like, the sights and sounds imprinted differently from those encountered later. They became a part of a person, inescapable.” The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, published in 2012 When Laurel was 16 she […]

We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

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{4.5/5} “There would have to be rules. Some standards, so that things wouldn’t descend into chaos. First, each copy would have to come up with a new name, to emphasize the fact that they were not me. Second, the most senior Bob in any system would be in charge. I stared into space for a […]

The Clocks

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{4.5/5} “Inspector Hardcastle was professionally prejudiced against people who found bodies. Finding the body avoided so many difficulties for a murderer — it saved the hazards of arranging an alibi; it accounted for any overlooked fingerprints. In many ways it was a cast-iron position — with one proviso only. There must be no obvious motive.” […]

The Last Emperox

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{4.5/5} “The Interdependency held no ‘poor’ or ‘rabble’ in ways that elites of previous civilizations would understand the term. This was great, if your goal was keeping a large population of humans, spread across trillions of kilometers of physical space, reasonably content on a day-to-day basis. It was less great if your goal was to, […]

The Consuming Fire

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{4.5/5} “The other houses are nervous about these changes in the Flow and what Grayland might use them as an excuse for, in terms of their business and monopolies. The parliament is convinced Grayland is about to institute martial law… Changes are coming. That much is obvious. And I think that everyone agrees that when […]

The Collapsing Empire

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{4.5/5} “‘What is the Interdependency?’ And here there was another shimmer, and another figure walked toward Cardenia, a figure that Cardenia knew was meant to be Rachela I, prophet-emperox, the legendary founder of the Interdependency… ‘It’s a scam,’ she said.” The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi, published in 2017 The Interdependency is a collection of […]

Star Trek: Picard — The Last Best Hope

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{5/5} “Strange as this may seem, Commander La Forge, Romulans are not popular. The people here will do what you order, and they will do their best, but do not expect them to be happy. Again, I say — you are asking people to put aside their life’s work, and to assist people they have […]