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Review: The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America – by Erik Larson Solid 4 Stars I read this book in anticipation of discussion on the relatively new podcast –¬†No Dumb Questions¬†which has been awesome. NDQ recently covered Ready Player One (in depth, and did a […]

Review: Abaddon’s Gate

Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fantastic 3rd novel in The Expanse series. James Holden and his crew again find themselves in the middle of major events going on in the solar system. It looks pretty bleak at the beginning of the novel and they almost lose the Rocinante. […]

Review: Caliban’s War

Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book 2 of The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey is a fantastic follow-up that pulls off the unusual feat of being a better book than the first book in a series. This one follows James Holden and his small crew as […]

Review: Taltos

Taltos by Steven Brust My rating: 5 of 5 stars True Rating: 5 stars for sure! I’ll be brief with this one, this is an absolutely pivotal book in the Vlad Taltos series, which is one of my favorite fantasy series ever. It’s a grittier series than many fantasy series. Characters generally exist firmly in […]

Review: Change Agent

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yet another fast and furious novel by Daniel Suarez. This guy definitely has the knack for writing novels which start up quickly and move fast the whole way through. He generally takes an idea from some sort of technological advancement and crafts a story […]

Review: Gone Tomorrow

Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child My rating: 3 of 5 stars Rating 3.5 This definitely wasn’t my favorite Reacher novel, but I guess after 13 books in the same series, can you really expect every one of them to be fantastic? No, not really. After a while, they get pretty formulaic. In some ways, that […]

Review: The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Change Everything

The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Change Everything by Robert Scoble My rating: 4 of 5 stars In brief, this book aims to educate business decision-makers regarding the likely disruptive change coming in the wake of VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality). If you’re a deep computer geek […]

Review: The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a very interesting and deep read with plenty of hard science and an interesting take on civilization on our planet and perhaps throughout the universe. While a of people have been absolutely raving about this book, and I did enjoy it, […]

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