Off the Bookshelf: House of Suns, Ender’s Game, Atrocity Files

The helmet of a space-suited child appears in front of several geometric shapes.

It’s a slow time for reading at Nuketown. The frenzy of the summer reading list has given way to the crush of my fall work load (and, if I’m honest, too much time spent playing Civilization 5). Much of my reading these days is of the audio variety, on my way back and forth from work, and it continues to be dominated by science fiction … though I have snuck in a Lovecraftian spy novel.

Radio Active #9: Ender’s Shadow, Libris Mortis, Toddlers & Star Wars

I make good on my book review promise, and take a look at Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Shadow. There’s also some thoughts on toddlers and Star Wars, news about the extension of the Atomic Swindlers CD giveaway, and a plug for the new scifi magazine podcast, Escape Pod. Getting the Podcast Download the MP3 directly … Read more

A Brutal Future Awaits the Survivors of Ender’s Game

In the last bugger war, humanity was nearly wiped out by their insectoid enemies. They were stopped by humanity’s greatest military mind. Decades later, that mind is dead and the leaders of the Earth need to find someone to match his prowess.To that end they have built a massive space station called the ‘Battle School.’ … Read more