Phule's Company ~ Robert Aspirin

Since Willard Phule (multi-millonaire) is tricked into being commander of the worst soldiers in the Space Legion, he uses all his influence and money to “straighten” out his men. There is Becker his proper English butler who accompanies Phule and seems to tell the story. As “off the wall” as this story is, it is…

The Doomsday Book ~ Connie Willis

Although I thought that 578 pages of reading would be a bit much, I have to say that you can fly through this tale. Kivrin, a history student at Oxford in 2048, travels back in time to a 14th century English village. Due to a technical error, Kivrin is sent not to 1320 but to…

Killbox – Ann Aguirre

“Navigational grimspace ‘jumper’ Sirantha Jax forms an army to defend colonists stationed on the outskirts of space from a legion of flesh- eating aliens.” [Publisher’s Summary] This is the fourth book in the Sirantha Jax series. The books are best read in order. I thought I had learned something from reading the last three books…

2008 Hugo Nominations

The nominations for the Hugo Awards for best Science Fiction have been announced. The nominees for Best Novel include: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon Brasyl by Ian McDonald Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer The Last Colony by John Scalzi Halting State by Charles Stross

Red Handed ~ Gena Showalter

Here’s the cool thing about Red Handed – besides the fact that it was really quite good – it’s a young adult novel that has an adult counterpart. But before I delve into that, a bit about Red Handed {via B&N.com}: “Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother’s trust after going into…