by Steven Campbell
I did not consider myself a great lover. In fact, epic poems had been composed about how bad at intercourse I was.
I knew my strengths and I knew myweaknesses. I prided myself on that.
When I spent the night with Malla, it was clear something was wrong based on my prowess in the bedroom. Throwing around cars, sprinting across the city screaming, that was nothing compared to my acrobatics and stamina in bed that night. I started to believe that Malla had been sorely regretful about seducing me.
Suck My Cosmos by Steven Campbell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 stars. Recommend to Sci Fi Humor fans. I believe everyone would enjoy Steven Campbell’s wonderful creation “Hank” and the wonderful sense of humor that comes from Hank’s point of view.
Folks who make honest attempts to review a “later” book in a series of books and do not want to include spoilers are stuck with saying little more than, “Wow, this is another good Hank book.” There’s little to say that won’t spoil it for other Hank fans. It’s pretty much “more of the same” but different, like Steven Campbell has proven he can do expertly.
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by Scott Westerfeld
Alek clenched his fists. “I can’t do this without you! Not any of it!”
“I’m afraid you must.” Volger saluted with his saber. “Good-bye, Alek. Make your father proud.”
But my father is dead … and you’re not.
Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld
Book 2 of the Leviathan Trilogy
Rating 3 of 5 Stars
I like it. It’s a young adult fantasy of an alternate world war one history.
It is evident Mr. Westerfeld did a great deal of research into the “story” or “trilogy” if you like. I would be critical of “historical” parallels in this story but it would be like debating if Superman is from Krypton. It’s an imaginary alternate history. Mr. Westerfeld has based some of his story on some of the popular beliefs about world war one. In that way I recommend this to young people more than I might otherwise. Perhaps it may spur some youngster to investigate the real facts of history.
I dread the fact our current actual “history” is too often transformed into fictional stories presented as true as the fictional histories of Dune, The World of Tiers, or Ringworld. So it is at this point I pray all young people ache to attend Hillsdale College. One of the last lights upon a hill that refuses to teach nonsense when it comes to history.
I digress… I liked Mr. Westerfeld’s story. Let’s get started… Continue reading “Behemoth”