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Bryan Thomas Schmidt

My thoughts on books, stories, authors, and publishing

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The Clockwork Dagger
Beth Cato
Progress: 120/360 pages
The Road to Science Fiction 3: From Heinlein to Here
James Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever
James Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 1
James Gunn
A Broken Christmas
Claire Ashgrove
The Ultra Thin Man
Patrick Swenson
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The Broken Eye
Brent Weeks
The Dark Between the Stars
Kevin J. Anderson
Oath of Fealty
Elizabeth Moon
The Road to Science Fiction 2: From Wells to Heinlein
James Gunn

Control Point

Control Point - Myke Cole A really great read with nice character development and pacing. I'd have liked to have seen some of the supporting characters developed a little more, and there was a bit of a hole for me in one detail of the Portomancy magic but otherwise, just a spotless debut and the best part is its uniqueness. It's set in viewpoint of 4th and 5th generation warfare with modern military and weaponry mixed with Goblins, magic, etc. It's a fascinating use of tropes and a unique setting which stands out from the pack as fresh and new. A great debut. A promising series. Highly recommended.