tags: Book

Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel

The story of how Orson Krennic duped Galen Erso into helping construct the Death Star is not a story that needed to be told.

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Alphabet Squadron

Alphabet Squadron is the first in a three-book “Star Wars” series that’s set after the Battle of Endor.

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The Last Emperox

This is the final book in John Scalzi’s Interdependency trilogy.

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The Power

A great what-if question gets my mind turning.

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The Worst of All Possible Worlds

This is the final book in Alex White’s Salvagers series.

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Only Human

This is the third book in the “Themis Files” series.

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Waking Gods

This is a silly and frivolous continuation of the mystery-robots-and-ancient-aliens nonsense introduced in Sleeping Giants.

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Sleeping Giants

It’s been a little while since I read a book I hadn’t read before. It was nice to get back to it.

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Iron Gold (Red Rising book 4)

This is the second time I’ve read the fourth book in the Red Rising series.

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Morning Star

This is the final book in the first Red Rising trilogy.

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Golden Son (Red Rising book 2)

This is book No. 2 in the Red Rising series.

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Red Rising (Red Rising book 1)

I’m re-reading Pierce Brown’s Red Rising series.

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The Rise of Skywalker: Extended Edition (audiobook)

I listened to this because reviews noted that it addressed some of the story holes in “Rise of Skywalker.” Those holes bothered me.

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Forever Free

This is the follow up to The Forever War.

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The Forever War

This is a well regarded science fiction novel that was written by Joe Haldeman in the 1970s.

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Resistance Reborn

This book is set between “The Last Jedi” and “The Rise of Skywalker.”

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Ahsoka

This “Star Wars” book follows Ahsoka about a year after Order 66.

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Medallion Status

This is another book of stories from John Hodgman.

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Vacationland

I’ve always liked John Hodgman.

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Last Shot

This book is set a few years after “Return of the Jedi.”

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Loser

I started reading this book because it was sitting on a table at home. I kept reading it because it’s touching.

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Thrawn: Treason

This is the third Thrawn book I’ve read. They’re all interesting enough, but the story is spinning its wheels.

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Meditation is Not What You Think

Reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Wherever You Go, There You Are was an important part of my initial embrace and exploration of mindfulness. I remember being struck by the simple, yet profound, perspectives.

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Thrawn: Alliances

This book takes place in two time periods.

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Star Wars From a Certain Point of View

I picked this book up on a whim at the library. It’s a collection of 40 short stories covering secondary characters during “A New Hope.”

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Head On

This is the second book in John Scalzi’s Lock In series. It’s fun, but it’s not as good as the original Lock In.

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Lock In

John Scalzi writes quick reads that are thoughtful and have depth. I’m not sure how he does it.

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Thrawn

Yes. I like to read “Star Wars” books like Thrawn. No, I am not embarrassed about that.

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The Consuming Fire

This book took me a little while to get into, but once I did I was all in.

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Cibola Burn

I adore the “Expanse” series. I re-read this book–the fourth in the series–in advance of season four of “The Expanse” TV show coming to Amazon in December.

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The Fall of Hyperion

I’m having a hard time understanding how I feel about this book, and about Dan Simmons’ writing in general.

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Movies (and other things)

Shea Serrano is someone I’d like to hang out with.

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Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World

The subhead on this book hints at a hopefulness that isn’t really in the book.

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The Collapsing Empire

John Scalzi is my kind of writer (I read all of the Old Man’s War series and Red Shirts was a phenomenal one-off).

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Hyperion

I don’t usually love hyper-literate sci-fi / pop-culture books.

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The Dark Forest

This is the second book in the Remembrance of Earth’s Past series, by Cixin Liu. Like the first book, there is some widlly imaginative stuff in here.

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Dark Age (Red Rising book 5)

This is the fifth book in the Red Rising series and it is quite the epic (750 pages).

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The Three-Body Problem

It was very interesting to enter into a universe where Earth encounters an alien society but it’s filtered through a Chinese perspective.

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Record of a Spaceborn Few

This is the third Wayfarer book.

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A Closed and Common Orbit

This is the second book in Becky Chambers’ Wayfarer series.

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A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy

This is the second book in Alex White’s Salvagers series.

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A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

The cover of this book says something like, “If you miss Firefly you’ll love this.” And that is 100% correct.

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

I got 90% of the way through this book waiting for the plot to kick in. But it didn’t.

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