Category Archives: On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf: Cold Welcome

Earlier this week I finished Elizabeth Moon’sĀ Cold Welcome. Ms Moon has one outstanding book that’s graced my bookshelf. I enjoyed the series that followed her strong female character through a series of military adventures in space, though I found it … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Daughter of Eden

Count me as an admirer of author Chris Beckett. The third in his Eden series has been on my bookshelf for some days. It’s a good conclusion to the good work begun in Dark Eden (reviewed here) and continued in … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Planet Factory

When I was a boy, I read of Peter van de Kamp‘s insistence on having discovered two planets in orbit around Barnard’s Star, a small red orb in our galactic neighborhood. The promise was that being so “close” to us–a … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Wall Of Storms

The second book of Ken Liu’s fantasy epic has alternated between my bookshelf and my hands for the past week. It came out fourteen months ago, but since this isn’t a book blog as such, readers get my literary reviews … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Moon And The Other

John Kessel has crafted an enjoyable, thought-provoking read here. The premise: thirteen decades into the future, the moon is peopled by a few dozen colonies. Two feature in this novel. One self-presents as a free Muslim society, but reads a … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Benedict Option IV

Gaining momentum, Rod Dreher devotes the last three chapters of his book to two favorite topics for everyone: sex and technology. With regard to the former, it’s all the arguments about sex outside of heterosexual marriage from the culturewar. No … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Benedict Option III

Rod Dreher’s middle chapters on liturgy and community make the most sense to me. Once he gets out of politics, his thinking and the writing that represents it gets clearer. Liam’s comment brings it together for me: When Rod steps … Continue reading

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