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Since last Sunday I finished Collapse (New America Book one) by Richard Stephenson. Damned good book about what the collapse of America could look like, with idiot politicians all around. Stephenson goes to great pains to avoid political labels. He also uses lots of personal stories with great characters. War with Iran, massive hurricanes, power hungry people, an America in a massive depression, gas $20 a gallon and people can’t afford it to get out of the way of a coming hurricane, so many ideas, and none of them will have you saying “nope, can’t happen.” Really looking forward to the follow up this summer.

Almost done with Darker Things (The Lockman Chronicles 1) by Rob Cornell. Another excellent read, some vampires, werewolves, ghosts, bad mojo, and excellent character development. Good interplay between a retired agent who specialized in taking down darker things, who finds out he has a 13 year old daughter.

Had started Rhubarb by MH Van Keuren, started well, but then just malaised along, never really going anywhere. Many reviewers at Amazon disagree on pacing.

When done with Darker Things, will either move on to Dark Legion, the 2nd book in the series. Or, possibly It’s not Quite Saturday Night at the Cavern.

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Comment by Phineas Subscribed to comments via email
2013-03-03 19:56:56

On the non-fiction front, I’m reading “The Founders’ Second Amendment” and David Mamet’s “The Secret Knowledge.” Haven’t got too far in “Secret” yet, but “Founders’” is very good for a look at what the writers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights meant and how they understood the right to bear arms.

For fiction, I’ve a collection of eight SF stories by Kornbluth in the queue, but haven’t started it yet.

 
Comment by Brian
2013-03-03 20:19:36

Fascinating. I’m enthralled. Do keep us informed and up-to-date, Phimeas.

 
Comment by Richard Stephenson Subscribed to comments via email
2013-03-03 23:25:05

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed my novel. I have Google Alert so I can touch base with people who review my book. Might seem kinda stalker-ish, but I don’t care, I just want to express my gratitude. :) Feel free to touch base at collapsethenovel@gmail.com

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2013-03-04 20:59:37

Careful Mr Stephenson, you’ll give Teach a much bigger head than he has already.

And teach, keep rubbing it in how many books you read…… I’m STILL stuck on Wheel of Time series. Dang long series. lol

 

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