The Million

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{4.5/5} “Like most of the scions of the Million, these ones were intensely focused, serious, and cautious around their elders. They should be — all of human civilization rest on their shoulders.” The Million by Karl Schroeder, published in 2018 There are a million people in the world. Bernie is a smart guy but a […]

The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard

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{4.5/5} “Will… they put us in charge of these vessels, they train us as best they can to be emissaries of peace, to avoid conflict… but there will always be those who look to war and violence for their solution, who operate out of greed and self-interest. We can’t blame ourselves for their occasional success. […]

The Word for World Is Forest

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{4.5/5} “Do men kill men, except in madness? Does any beast kill its own kind? Only the insects. These yumens kill us as lightly as we kill snakes. The one who taught me said they kill one another, in quarrels, and also in groups, like ants fighting.” The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula […]

Voices of Chaos: A Novel of StarBridge

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{4.5/5} “You were right, Khyriz. She did not seem alien to me, once we began to speak of dance. All those worlds out there — so many things to see….” Voices of Chaos: A Novel of StarBridge by A. C. Crispin & Ru Emerson, published in 1998 The CLS has found another new planet of […]

Like Father

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{4.5/5} “Who here likes potato chips?” Like Father, released in 2018 Rachel was left at the altar when her fiance realized that she’d been on the phone with work immediately before coming down the aisle. She’s surprised to see her father at her non-wedding since she hasn’t seen him since she was 5 years old. […]

Deadpool 2

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{4.5/5} “I love the decor, though. I had no idea hopeless was a colour.” Deadpool 2, released in 2018 Deadpool goes around the world killing bad guys. When he gets back home, some of the bad guys have followed him — and they kill Vanessa. In despair, Colossus comes to rescue him and take him […]

Ancestor’s World: A Novel of StarBridge

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{4.5/5} “The contracts Nordlund had signed with the Na-Dina promised enough hydroelectric power to double their world’s energy production.. That wold make possible more factories, more mills. Soon the Na-Dina would be able to build all the wonders the Infidels used so casually, and then the People would have no more need for the off-worlders.” […]

StarBridge 5: Silent Songs

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{4.5/5} “To the herd, the world consisted of warm water, easy travel, and good food. Through them, Jib had seen their River, traveled their ocean, tasted a hundred water plants, and and drunk the rich cream-laden milk of Taniwha’s mother. He’d wallowed in so many mental flavors, he had to be reminded to eat real […]

StarBridge 4: Serpent’s Gift

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{4.5/5} “‘I argued for her admission,’ Rob confessed, ‘because I was worried that if she didn’t find something challenging to do with her skills, this girl would get herself into serious trouble.’” StarBridge 4: Serpent’s Gift by A. C. Crispin with Deborah A. Marshall, published in 1992 The asteroid that StarBridge Academy is on was […]

Jane

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{5/5} “I had no training, no degree. But Louis [Leakey] didn’t care about academic credentials. What he was looking for was someone with an open mind, with a passion for knowledge, with a love of animals, and with monumental patience.” Jane, released in 2017 Jane Goodall’s dream of going to Africa to live among animals […]