LitStack Review: Babylon’s Ashes by James S. A. Corey

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Babylon’s Ashes James S. A. Corey Orbit Books Release Date:  December 6, 2016 ISBN 978-0-3163-3474-7 NOTE:  Babylon’s Ashes is the sixth book of James S. A. Corey’s superlative The Expanse series (out of a planned nine volumes). Before reading any further, realize that it’s virtually impossible to review book #6 without including spoilers for earlier [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Tis the Season (for me to give suggestions for the science fiction and fantasy readers on your gift list)

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It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn towards warm and cozy, hearth and home, and the giving of gifts to those we love and appreciate. I toyed with the idea of putting up a list of books to recommend for holiday reading and gift-giving, but finally I decided to concentrate on two single [….]

LitStack Review: Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey

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Nemesis Games James S. A. Corey Orbit Books Release Date:  June 2, 2015 ISBN 978-0-316-21758-3 Warning:  This review contains spoilers for the first four books in The Expanse series.  If you are a novice to The Expanse experience – and wish to remain so – you may not want to continue reading. The Expanse is [….]

LitStack Review: Cibola Burn by James S. A. Corey

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Cibola Burn James S. A. Corey Orbit Release Date:  June 17, 2014 ISBN 978-0-316-21762-0 Cibola is the name of one of the Seven mythical Cities of Gold that launched a share of the expeditions to North America in the 16th century.  Yet when famed conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado finally reached Cibola in 1540, he [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Giving Us the Stars

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I think it’s fairly obvious that I love reading.  More often than not, I read books  that have me delighting in the quality of the writing or the cleverness of the story.   But sometimes I come across a passage that truly stands out, where I stop and say to myself, “Whoa”. Such a wonderful moment [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – What’s In a Name?

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Book titles tend to be one of two things:  a verbatim description of the tale contained within, or else wildly evocative of some more ephemeral aspect of the writing (often grabbed from a cryptic quote towards the end of the narrative or tipped off by a free standing quote or two from another work or [….]