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  1. RobertLCollins

    What are you watching right now?

    Earlier this evening I re-watched the MST3K episode “The Magic Voyage of Sinbad.” An odd film with some good riffing. The main character of the movie still isn’t Sinbad. 😀
  2. RobertLCollins

    What are you watching right now?

    For what I don't own, I'm going through Club MST3K (Club MST3k). They have links to where the episodes are posted to YouTube or the Internet Archive. I am planning on buying a few more from Rifftrax sometime this year.
  3. RobertLCollins

    What are you watching right now?

    I've decided, for fun and for my current project, that I'm going to try to re-watch episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 that I haven't seen in ages. Yesterday evening I watched #407, "The Killer Shrews." There was just as much drinking as I remember, plus the slow plot and the dogs dressed...
  4. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Over the past few days I re-read Expecting Someone Taller and Who's Afraid of Beowulf, both by Tom Holt. I read them when they first came out. I decided to re-read them to get into a good frame of mind for a project I've started. Both are light fantasy with classic myths meeting the modern...
  5. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished Embers of War by Gareth Powell. Good science fiction novel about atonement. Had a few interesting characters, including a sentient starship.
  6. RobertLCollins

    Sci-Fi Tradecraft

    I have a new science fiction novel out: Tradecraft: Theft Central Station is a gathering place for the artists, merchants, and politicians of the Galactic League. Aliens come from all over the galaxy to exchange ideas and resolve disputes. On the minds of all at Central Station are attacks on...
  7. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished Sister Light, Sister Dark by Jane Yolen. I knew it was the first book in a trilogy, but I thought it might be a stand-alone that became a trilogy. It's not a stand-alone, but it is a good book and I plan to get to the other books sooner rather than later.
  8. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished reading Sorcery & Cecilia by Patricia Wrede & Caroline Stevermer. It was a delightful fantasy novel, told entirely in letters between two cousins. Quite a fun read. I was amazed to learn that the authors chose which cousin to write and that the book started out as a letter...
  9. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren. It's a space opera spy thriller that takes place in the same universe as his first book, The Caledonian Gambit. The new novel has a strong and twisty plot. I enjoyed the two viewpoint characters and the others they met along the way. I liked...
  10. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished Theodora Goss' collection Snow White Learns Witchcraft. It contains both poems and short stories. I really liked the short stories. There were interesting takes on fairy tales and folklore, and they featured interesting heroines. I'm not that much of a fan of poetry, but I...
  11. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday evening I finished How to Marry a Werewolf by Gail Carriger. It was a good little romance story with some interesting drama and quite a few of Gail's touches. I quite enjoyed it.
  12. RobertLCollins

    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Over the weekend I finished The Fated Sky, the follow-up to The Calculating Stars. I quite enjoyed it. I think I would like to read a bit more about the characters and the alternate timeline. I think the next books I'll read will be one of Gail Carriger's novellas and Theodora Goss' latest.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. RobertLCollins

    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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
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