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February 16, 2009

Ghost by John Ringo.

Best known for his military themed Science Fiction, John Ringo breaks away from that mold for this modern day military/political thriller with a bit of serious B&D based sex thrown in for good measure. To give you an idea of the level action (i.e. violence against bad guys) is this book, here is what Richard Marcinko, “The Rogue Warrior” himself had to say about it: “John Ringo’s done it again! Ghost is a complete adrenaline rush, filled with nonstop, kick ass action and hair-raising suspense.”
The overt level of sex in this book (which tones down later books but is still present) put some of his fans off, but in my opinion, it’s about as shocking to todays mainstream literature as Ian Flemings sex scenes where in the 1960’s James Bond books.
If you like rough and tumble close quarters military action, especially where terrorists drop like flies, and are not upset by equally rough and tumble sex, you will like Ghost.

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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’s Book Pick

February 3, 2009

Lone Star Planet by H. Beam Piper.
This Libertarian novel points out how you keep politicians honest.

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January 26, 2009

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein.

The Libertarian classic by the grand master of Science Fiction.

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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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January 12, 2009

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings by S.M. Stirling.

The sequal to The Sky People (the Monday Book Pick from November 7, 2008). This book takes place on Mars, one where John Carter would have felt at home.

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January 5, 2009

Fallen Angels by Larry Niven, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn.

The “Climate Change” novel that was out long before “climate change” was cool.

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Monday’s Book Pick

December 29, 2008

Rogue Warrior by Richard Marcinko

The autobiography of the founder of SEAL Team Six, the Navy’s anti-terrorist unit.
Written in prison to pay off his legal fees. Considering one of his jobs in the Navy was to piss off Admirals, hardly surprising.

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December 22, 2008

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi.

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December 15, 2008

The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith.

This classic of Libertarian Science Fiction is also available as a graphic novel.

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