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  1. RobertLCollins

    Fantasy Empire Breaker

    I have a new fantasy novel out: Empire Breaker Nonya is the daughter of the king of Cunarra, one of the many lands ruled by the Great King of Usaru. Nonya is to marry the youngest son of the Great King. Marriage will take Nonya from her home in Cunarra to the seat of the Usaru Empire and...
  2. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. It was entertaining but also had important things to say about prejudice and mental illness. I'd like to start on the follow-up novel, but as a third is due later this year, I'll wait to get at both then. For now I want to read...
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    Sci-Fi Doctor Who (BBC)

    I agree. A few of the episodes were powerful. I didn't think there was really awful episode this season, which is better than some of the past seasons. I am bummed that there won't be a Series 12 until 2020, but that's kinda how series are playing out these days outside of American network TV.
  4. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished Becky Chambers' Record of a Spaceborn Few. It wasn't as tightly focused in terms of plot and characters as the other two books in her universe were. Yet it was still an intriguing exploration of the culture she's created. I did like how she tied the lives of the characters...
  5. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Last night I finished A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. Such a lovely read! Not much action or drama, but some excellent characterization. It also filled out the universe Chambers created in Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I'm hoping to start on the next novel in this universe...
  6. RobertLCollins

    Sci-Fi Doctor Who (BBC)

    I quite enjoyed "The Woman Who Fell to Earth." I thought Jodie got the Doctor right away. I didn't mind the darker tone, but I'm happy to see a change. I also thought there was some good building of the "friends" in a way that didn't slow the pace of the episode. Looking forward to seeing how...
  7. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Over the last week I read the final two books in Lisa Shearin's "Raine Benares" series, Treasure & Treason and Ruins & Revenge. I enjoyed them, though I missed having Raine's point of view in these last two books. The action shifted to another character, and while he wasn't as witty and snarky...
  8. RobertLCollins

    Sci-Fi Babylon 5 (1993-1998) | Crusade (1999) | Legend of the Rangers (2002) | The Lost Tales (2007)

    If you can get Comet TV in the US, you can watch Babylon 5; starts tonight with "The Gathering": Show Page - COMET TV Sci-fi Network
  9. RobertLCollins

    Would You Live in a Tiny House?

    As I understand it, having a tiny house on wheels has to do with local laws that are more flexible when it comes to having a "mobile home" on a property than a home with a foundation. There are tiny houses built with utility connections, up to being completely on-grid. It would be up to you how...
  10. RobertLCollins

    Would You Live in a Tiny House?

    I do want to. If you haven't already, check out the website Tiny House Listings. Aside from the sale listings, you can contact the site and ask questions. Are there ways to work with your local government? How have others been able to work with their local authorities? It's still hard, but I...
  11. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Earlier this week I finished "European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman" by Theodora Goss. What a fun read! There was adventure, intrigue, and action. We got more answers about the Athena Club, and (of course) more classic fictional characters enter the story. I look forward to seeing what...
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    need help remembering

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    need help remembering

    The short story is called "The Star," by Arthur C. Clarke. It was adapted on the revival of The Twilight Zone in the mid-1980s. Here's the Wiki page for the short story: The Star (Clarke short story) - Wikipedia
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    Sci-Fi Anyone Seen the New MST3K? (I haven't)

    I saw the new season of MST3K on Netflix last year. I quite enjoyed the episodes. There's a bit too much riffing in the first one or two, but it settles after that. You can buy them from your favorite online store or buy them from Rifftrax if you want to own them. Same with certain episodes from...
  15. RobertLCollins

    Sci-Fi Two SF Series on sale

    The ebooks of two of my novels, Expert Assistance and Lisa's Way, have been free at various outlets for some time now, including at Smashwords. This month the series ebook collections of both, Jake Bonner (EA) and Lisa's Path (LW) are half off at Smashwords as part of their annual Summer/Winter...
  16. RobertLCollins

    Sci-Fi Babylon 5 (1993-1998) | Crusade (1999) | Legend of the Rangers (2002) | The Lost Tales (2007)

    I've been re-watching B5 for a few years now as I listen to "The Audio Guide to Babylon 5" podcast. It comes out every two weeks. The podcast is in the last few episodes of Season 5. You can go back and listen to the podcast episodes as you watch. Here's the site link: The Audio Guide to Babylon...
  17. RobertLCollins

    Fantasy The Sun Spirit

    If you'd like to read the first chapters of the first "Sun Spirit" story, you can do so at Wattpad: The Sun Spirit: Pulling Strands - Robert Collins - Wattpad You can read other "Defender" stories and first chapters at Wattpad as well, by going to my profile page: Robert Collins...
  18. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Last night I finished Manners & Mutiny, the fourth & final book in Gail Carriger's "Finishing School" series. It had slow but dramatic start, then accelerated towards a rousing finish. There was a warm happy ending that I wanted and needed. I enjoyed how this and last book planted seeds for the...
  19. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday evening I finished Waistcoats & Weaponry, the third book in Gail Carriger's "Finishing School" series. Lots of fun! I liked how the plot moved in one direction, then ramped up and took a turn in the last quarter of the book. The characters are great as well. I hope to start on the last...
  20. RobertLCollins

    Sci-Fi The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

    I've read the first four books in the series. Haven't read the short story, or the fifth book, which I hear is a real downer, and written when Adams decided he was sick and tired of the HHG universe. Before he died he had changed his mind and wrote up something of an outline. Another author...
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