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Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
Agent to the Stars

Charles Kerchner, October 30, 2013

Did I like this book? To quote scene 24 - "Yes". (of course, I could have memorized the incorrect part). The humor in this novel is pretty good. The story was different but not as much science fiction as I would have liked. I felt the characters were too similar to one another. My first time reading Scalzi - I will definitely look at more of his books.
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Wonder. Robert J. Sawyer by Robert J. Sawyer
Wonder. Robert J. Sawyer

Charles Kerchner, October 30, 2013

Nice ending to the trilogy (though really it should have been one book). A bit preachy for the liberal agenda. Jokes/puns are enjoyable but corny. Sawyer always takes great ideas in modern culture, adds colorful real characters and tells a wonderful story. He is definitely one of my favorite authors right now.
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Watch (WWW Trilogy) by Robert J Sawyer
Watch (WWW Trilogy)

Charles Kerchner, October 30, 2013

Sawyer always writes fun identifiable characters. I find his books like candy since I devour them in short order, continually want more and am fully satisfied. Watch is a great book of what if - the World Wide Web became sentient. My only disappointment is this trilogy is really one large book broken into 3 pieces.
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Hero in the Shadows by David Gemmell
Hero in the Shadows

Charles Kerchner, October 30, 2013

"It's not his fault that he's an unstoppable killing machine." describes it to the core. My favorite of the Waylander books. Each and every enemy is eliminated in a consistent and satisfying manner, as all of the heros/heroines, likely and not, have their turn to shine. These three Waylander books have turned me on to heroic fantasy.
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Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
Use of Weapons

Charles Kerchner, October 30, 2013

It was an OK book to read. Most of the book deals with the main character, Zakalwe - and the other dozen names he goes by, and the wrestling with his emotions. Almost all the book has little to do with weapons, war or fighting but the prevention of the use by himself and the strange powerful civilization called the Culture. Strange format since the odd number chapters are progressing forward in time while the even ones are moving backwards (lots of anti-foreshadowing).
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