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Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Rendezvous With Rama

DANE, December 8, 2014

An Arthur C. Clarke classic. I first read this as a child and remember finding it difficult to follow. For years I avoided re-reading it but I finally got around to doing so and thoroughly enjoyed it. I suppose I should have known my age had played a part in making me think the story was overly complicated. Rendezvous With Rama tells the story of a near-future Earth and humanity's first contact with an alien civilization. The visitor takes the shape of a huge asteroid-sized spacecraft and what happens when we meet makes for a true page-turner. It will definitely leave you prepped for the sequel!!
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Nightrunner #01: Luck in the Shadows: The Nightrunner Series, Book I by Lynn Flewelling
Nightrunner #01: Luck in the Shadows: The Nightrunner Series, Book I

DANE, December 1, 2014

If you're a gay fan of sci-fi or fantasy, there just aren't that many books out there with queer characters. I've always been much more of a sci-fi reader myself but a friend suggested I try the Nightrunner series so I gave it a shot. Six books later, I have to admit that I'm totally hooked. These books are so much fun! Wizards and sorcerers, castles and queens, adventures and espionage, this series has it all! What was even better though was seeing the relationship develop between the two main characters. I've never come across a queer storyline like this before. It starts out with the barest of hints in book 1 but builds from that point on. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
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Nightrunner #01: Luck in the Shadows: The Nightrunner Series, Book I by Lynn Flewelling
Nightrunner #01: Luck in the Shadows: The Nightrunner Series, Book I

DANE, December 1, 2014

If you're a gay fan of sci-fi or fantasy, there just aren't that many books out there with queer characters. I've always been much more of a sci-fi reader myself but a friend suggested I try the Nightrunner series so I gave it a shot. Six books later, I have to admit that I'm totally hooked. These books are so much fun! Wizards and sorcerers, castles and queens, adventures and espionage, this series has it all! What was even better though was seeing the relationship develop between the two main characters. I've never come across a queer storyline like this before. It starts out with the barest of hints in book 1 but builds from that point on. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
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Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

DANE, November 30, 2014

Words like "spirituality" often make atheists cringe but in "Waking Up" Sam Harris succeeds in stripping away the religious/new age connotations. He makes it completely clear that he has no time for talk of deities and holy books but also makes the case for there being something bigger or deeper than what most of us experience on a day-to-day basis. We tend to spend our time chasing momentary pleasures or filling the hours with busy-work but Harris tells us there is ample evidence to suggest there is something deeper within us that we can all access if we are just willing to take the time. Definitely food for thought.
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

DANE, November 14, 2014

Talk about a subject most people know next to nothing about! Today it seems that we do everything we can to avoid the topic of death. I don't think it was ever really discussed in my home and I've never even known anyone who had a job related to it. Caitlin Doughty's book is absolutely fascinating ... do you have any idea when/why embalming started? And throught-provoking ... why is it that we're kept at arms-length from dead bodies? You're definitely going to learn A LOT from Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. I know I did!
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