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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Books

Old Man's War Sequel Serialized

by Ken Newquist / December 7, 2012

John Scalzi's new novel set in the Old Man's War universe is going to be serialized starting in January 2013. Called The Human Division, the book will be weekly between January 15 and April 9. The 13 part series will be available electronically through Amazon.com, Apple, and Barnes & Noble. It looks like each story will cost $.99, which means the whole thing will run you about $13.

Kindle Touch: Embracing e-Reading

by Ken Newquist / November 29, 2012

I bought a Kindle Touch over the summer for two reasons: 1) I wanted to take a bunch of books with me on vacation, and didn't want to pack four hardcover novels and 2) I was jealous of my daughter's Kindle.

StarGirl, age 9, got the Kindle Touch from her grandparents for Christmas and spent the next six months devouring books on it. Early in the summer the family went to Sandy Hook, N.J. for the day, and I decided to give it a try. I was curious about how well it held up in direct sunglight, which is something my iPad has a notoriously difficult time with.

Off the Bookshelf: Existence, Newton's Wake, Mistborn

by Ken Newquist / November 24, 2012

I made a serious dent in my Summer 2012 Reading List, but as always a few books carried forward, and a few others dropped off as we moved into fall. One book I carried forward was David Brin's Existance, a novel of first contact that occasionally gets too preachy for its own good. Summer book The Way of Kings led me to try Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy, which is about a truly epic fantasy heist.

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