Star Trek: The More Things Change

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{4.5/5} “I served as his nurse for years before I became a doctor, and those old habits are hard to break — for both of us. He’s still my superior officer, but there are times when it feels like nothing has changed, and insecurities I thought I’d left behind… Well, since he returned to active […]

Star Trek: Miasma

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{4.5/5} “A Starfleet medkit rested at the doctor’s feet… Spock hoped the precaution would prove unnecessary but he was well aware that exploring an unknown planet often entails hazards to life and limb. He had taken part in more Starfleet funerals than he cared to remember, including his own.” Star Trek: Miasma by Greg Cox, […]

Star Trek: Seasons of Light and Darkness

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{4.5/5} “By deciding to throw out the Prime Directive, and disobeying your oath as a Starfleet officer, you are deciding the fate of all those millions of topaline-dependent Federation colonists. Only you can decide whether or not to throw your career away. But take a moment and think: How do you suppose the people closest […]

Atmosphaera Incognita

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{4.5/5} “I’d followed his career: the cover stories in the business magazines, the photos of him opening the New York Stock Exchange. I hadn’t realized that he was Carl, the kid from the playground, until he’d become a billionaire, lost most of it, and become a billionaire a second time: exhibiting a tolerance for risk […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot – Isaac Asimov Nightfall – Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities – Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun – Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams – Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror – Orson Scott Card Stories of Your Life and Others […]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

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{5/5} “This is the best life I could ever have possibly chosen, Captain. This is what I joined Starfleet for — to see the galaxy, to go where no one’s gone before. I’ve tasted the fruits of planets I couldn’t have even dreamed of, seen places and people no human may ever see again.” (from […]

Star Trek: TNG — Q are Cordially Uninvited…

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{4.5/5} “It’s not easy having relationships with people when you’re intrinsically so much more interesting than everyone else.” — Q Star Trek: The Next Generation — Q are Cordially Uninvited… by Rudy Josephs, published in 2014 Jean-Luc Picard and Beverly Crusher are finally getting married. Q shows up and sends Picard and Vash to Myndra […]

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 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 […]

Starlings

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{4.5/5} “The first thing she’d struggled for was saving to buy more memory, but whether that had been a self-aware struggle or a pre-aware struggle or a zombie struggle or just an unexpected kink in her programming, she didn’t know. The ability to think, to want things, was something her owners would have seen as […]