Category Archives: Favorites

“War for Planet of the Apes”

Many things about the past few years have shocked me. 2007 me I would never have believed that George Lucas would sell Star Wars to Disney, that I would come to love my cell phone, or that Donald Trump would win … Continue reading

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“Starship Troopers” by Robert A. Heinlein

On a superficial level, Starship Troopers is a book about humans fighting alien bugs. As an action/adventure story, it works quite very well. However, Robert A. Heinlein also uses the novel to explore the relationship between citizens and government. The book is a … Continue reading

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“Watership Down” by Richard Adams

I have a lot of friends who adore Richard Adams’ Watership Down. This is a book for adults about a bunch of cute little bunny rabbits. Naturally, I was a bit puzzled, but also intrigued. I finally decided to try it … Continue reading

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“Tears in Rain” by Rosa Montero

I bought Tears in Rain mostly because it was advertised as a spiritual successor to Blade Runner, one of my favorite movies. The book is not an actual sequel, but it touches upon many of the themes and issues raised in that movie. … Continue reading

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