Archive for the ‘Military SciFi’ Category

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May 6, 2009

Arlen Specter should have gotten his thirty pieces of silver up front.

The Culture of Corruption is still going strong.

ACORN = Voter Fraud

About that Swine Flu thing…

Monday Book Pick – Semper Mars

Team Lightbringer: Dangerously Incompetent

Filming in the Arctic

May 1, 2009

I watched Stargate:Continuum last night. The coolest part was the extra feature about filming on the Arctic ice pack in Northern Alaska.

Monday Book Pick – On Basilisk Station

March 23, 2009

On Basilisk Station by David Weber

The first book in David Weber’s best selling Honor Harrington series. Often, and accurately called “Horatio Hornblower in Space,” this series tells the tale of an Officer in Royal Manticorian Navy. In this book, she is a Commander and has just received her second “Hyper” command. Set in the far future, the series has a definate “Age of Sail” feel, with missle broadsides instead cannon broadsides.

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Monday Book Pick

February 9, 2009

From the Grandmaster of Science Fiction, Robert A Heinlein, Starship Troopers.

If you have only seen the movie, do yourself a favor and read the book!

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Monday Book Pick

January 19, 2009

March Upcountry by David Weber and John Ringo

The first book in a fast paced action/adventure series set on primative planet in the far future. It has a spoiled Prince (third child of the current head of the Empire of Man), Space Marines, four armed natives that John Carter would probably recognize, deadly jungles, deadly battles against amazing odds and tells the story of a Imperial Heir having to come to face with his heritage and responibilities.

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The Eleventh Doctor

January 4, 2009

The BBC announced the new Doctor Who.

I really liked David Tennant’s Doctor (#10). It will be interesting to see what the 26 year old Matt Smith brings to the role.

The Official Doctor Who List:
1. William Hartnell (1963-1966)
2. Patrick Troughton (1966-1969)
3. Jon Pertwee (1970-1974)
4. Tom Baker (1974-1981)
5. Peter Davison – pictured (1982-1984)
6. Colin Baker (1984-1986)
7. Sylvester McCoy (1987-1996)
8. Paul McGann (1996)
9. Christopher Eccleston (2005)
10. David Tennant (2005-2010)
11. Matt Smith (2010 – ?)

Tom Baker is probably the best known in the US, with his 4 meter scarf and robot dog, K-9. He had the longest run as the Doctor, seven seasons.

Monday’s Book Pick

December 22, 2008

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi.

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Friday’s B-Movie Pick

December 5, 2008

Predator, the 1987 classic that started the franchise.

My friend Doug Berry pointed out an interesting political link to this action/SciFi flick, there are two future state governors in staring roles.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, current governor of California and former US Navy SEAL (and professional wrestler) Jesse Ventura, a former governor of Minnesota.

Friday B-Movie Archives

Video interview with author Tom Kratman

September 10, 2008

By way of Blackfive.

Honor Harrington Hardcovers

July 2, 2008

I just donated 5 of them to my local library for their summer book sale.
I have the whole set in etext and a shortage of bookshelf space.

I kept the paperbacks. Those have the original cover art, including the “gloved one” cover that David Weber hated so much. They take up less shelf space too.