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Wow, I'm half way there. Not a lot of time left.

A fun quick read. Enjoyed it, though it wasn't among what I would think of as Scalzi's best. A little too meta perhaps for my tastes. Still, I expect most Scalzi fans, as well as anyone that ever loved Sci-fi TV shows will get a kick out of this send up of a lot of tropes. It's got a thought provoking idea or two out there for writers as well, though perhaps not any philosophy that's exactly new. But on the whole, Scalzi is having fun, and if you're the kind of geek/nerd that spent a lot of time with SF shows, you'll probably be having fun right along with him.

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Ed's 2012 Reading [View all] , Temporus, Sat Feb-25-12 08:19 AM
  1. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #1
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #2
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #3
4. Reign of Lightning by Doru Walker, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #4
RE: 4. Reign of Lightning by Doru Walker, Erin_M_H, Feb 25th 2012, #7
5. Star Wars the Radio Drama, by George Lucas, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #5
6. Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #6
7. METAtropolis: Cascadia by Jay Lake, Mary Robinette K..., Temporus, Mar 12th 2012, #8
8. METAtropolis by John Scalzi, Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bea..., Temporus, Mar 22nd 2012, #9
9. Queen's Hunt by Beth Bernobich, Temporus, Apr 06th 2012, #10
10. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Temporus, Apr 06th 2012, #11
11. Kenny and the Dragon, by Tony DiTerlizzi, Temporus, Apr 15th 2012, #12
12. The Empire Strikes Back, the Radio Drama, by George..., Temporus, May 19th 2012, #13
13. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, Temporus, May 31st 2012, #14
14. Secret Project, by Author undisclosed., Temporus, Jun 11th 2012, #15
15. All's Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Re..., Temporus, Jun 15th 2012, #16
16. The Hero's 2 Journeys by Michael Hague and Christop..., Temporus, Jun 15th 2012, #17
17. Silently and Very Fast, by Catherynne M. Valente., Temporus, Jul 03rd 2012, #18
18. Jumper, by Steven Gould, Temporus, Jul 03rd 2012, #19
RE: 18. Jumper, by Steven Gould, KatsInCommand, Jul 03rd 2012, #20
RE: 18. Jumper, by Steven Gould, Erin_M_H, Jul 03rd 2012, #21
19. Treason's Shore, by Sherwood Smith, Temporus, Jul 12th 2012, #22
20. The Price of the Stars, by Debra Doyle and James D...., Temporus, Jul 19th 2012, #23
21. Reflex, by Steven Gould, Temporus, Jul 19th 2012, #24
22. Moby-Dick, by Herman Mellville, Temporus, Aug 07th 2012, #25
23. Tiassa, by Steven Brust, Temporus, Aug 15th 2012, #26
24. Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines, Temporus, Aug 16th 2012, #27
RE: 24. Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines, RavenCorbie, Aug 16th 2012, #28
RE: 24. Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines, Erin_M_H, Aug 16th 2012, #29
25. Redshirts, by John Scalzi, Temporus, Aug 24th 2012 #30

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