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Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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The Clockwork Dagger
Beth Cato
Progress: 120/360 pages
The Road to Science Fiction 3: From Heinlein to Here
James Edwin Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever
James Edwin Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 1
James Edwin 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 Edwin Gunn

Wars: The Battle of Phobos (Vol.1) - Preludes

Wars: The Battle of Phobos (Vol.1) - Preludes - Nathan P. Butler, Sean E. Williams, Jim Perry Three solid military scifi/space opera tales with solid pace and lots of action and strong characerization. Based on the WARS card game, partially developed by Michael Stackpole, there's a thru line here I am not familiar with. But the stories held up fairly well on their own. I liked each for different reasons, although I think the middle, by virtue of its focus on Asian cultures, was my favorite, despite having the least action. It also added good variety given the similarities of its bookends.