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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
Progress: 174/334 pages
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

First Meetings in Ender's Universe

First Meetings in Ender's Universe - Orson Scott Card A good collection with 3 top notch stories and one that should have been developed a little better. The first two introduce Ender Wiggin's father as a child and college student and detail how Graff came to seek out Ender for Battle School. They also show Ender's parents' first meeting. The third is the classic tale which began it all, the original Ender's Game short story. The fourth followed 20 year old Ender to a distant world with Valentine but could have used a bit more development to make certain elements more believable. The set up was dynamic but the middle and end were not well developed enough. Still an excellent addition to the series overall.