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The Seventh Book of Lost Swords: Wayfinder's Story
Fred Saberhagen
The Uplift War - David Brin

A great story in the Uplift saga with a few surprises. Highly recommended.

Startide Rising - David Brin

I couldn't put it down! In this book, humans have "uplifted" dolphins and the first starship, Streaker, crewed by humans and dolphins and commanded by a dolphin, have found possible proof of the Progenitors and the rest of the universe wants it at any cost. Great characters and story with intrigue, heroism, self-sacrifice, etc.

 

I really hope the next book explains just what it is that the Streaker found.

A Feast for Crows  - George R.R. Martin

I can't say enough about this series. This book mainly follows the characters at Highgarden and King's Landing.

Love seeing Cersei getting her just dues!

Elevation - Stephen King

Great short read with a different take on losing weight!

Shon'jir (The Faded Sun #2) - C.J. Cherryh

I love this series! I think this book is a little better than the first one. It shifts focus from the mri Niun to the SurfTac Sten Duncan and his somewhat conversion to mri to ultimate become a peace mediator.

Great read!

Batman: The Dark Knight Saga Deluxe Edition - Frank Miller, Frank Miller

Loved the story and art work!

A Storm of Swords  - George R.R. Martin

What can I say? I loved it and can't wait to read the next book.

Rama II  - Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee

Ok, I don't understand why people hate on this book so much. Yes it starts slow giving the background of events and politics for the human race since the first Rama, but once the crew get to Rama II, things pick up. It's not perfect, but all in all it's not a bad story and I will definitely read Rama III.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Lynn Varley

I loved the story! Great artwork!

Batman: Dark Victory (new edition) - Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale

Again a great story with great art work!

Batman: The Long Halloween - Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale

Great story and amazing art work! A must read for any Batman fan.

Timescape - Gregory Benford

The mixed reviews of this book fascinate me! I am wondering of this is due to how hard it is to understand the hard science. I am not a theoretical physicist, so my own understanding probably didn't even scratch the surface. But I became fascinated with the idea of sending messages to the past and considering that instead of having paradoxes, the universe would split and start a new timeline.

This story had a slow start and and found it hard to get into and understand the storyline, but once I did I was hooked!

Crisis on Infinite Earths - George Pérez, Marv Wolfman, Jerry Ordway

I read these individual comics back when they were first published. While I hated seeing some of the heroes die, I was so glad to see that DC was cleaning up from all the different Earths. Although some of the dialogue is a little dated, this is a great story with great artwork.

Along with all 12 issues, this book also includes a history of the DC universe.

Hyperion (Hyperion, #1) - Dan Simmons

This is a book 0f many smaller stories compiled into one larger story structured like Chaucer's Cantebury Tales. I don't think I can add anything that other excellent reviewers haven't already said. I loved this book and I think you will too.

Mona Lisa Overdrive - William Gibson

Really good story that was somewhat faster paced than the previous book in the trilogy. I was a little surprised at the reference to a second matrix at the end and where it originated.

Life During Wartime (paperback) - Lucius Shepard

I'm not quite sure what to say about this book. I had a hard time getting through the whole book only reading a few pages every so often but I absolutely loved the story and characters. I think it may have been because of Shepard's prose. After reading a little I think I just had to step away and let it "sink in" some before continuing.

Highly recommended!!