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Entries from Jul 2011

Derek Sivers : Anything You Want

27 Jul 2011 · No Comments

A couple of Derek Sivers stories:
My first CD Baby order was #17697, for 8 discs, in 2000. When I got the now-famous colorful shipment notice I thought I’d actually been the first brand new customer to order as many as 8 albums. I thought the email had been crafted for me, in particular. I [...]

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Tags: a-title · autobiography · business · s-author

Michael Reaves and Steve Perry : Death Star

26 Jul 2011 · No Comments

The first part of Reaves and Perry’s novel is set immediately before the original 1977 Star Wars movie; the second section is set during the time frame of the film, and interleaves most of the scenes set on the Death Star into the new story. (It’s a bit structurally similar to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are [...]

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Tags: d-title · p-author · r-author · science fiction

Alexander Gordon Smith : Lockdown (Escape from Furnace 1)

10 Jul 2011 · No Comments

In the first novel of Smith’s “Escape from Furnace” series, young Alex Sawyer finds himself incarcerated in a future super-prison with imagery and events reminiscent of Nazi medical experimentation and death camps. Lucky for Alex, the future super-prison’s security policies would embarrass any present-day medium-security penitentiary; I had major suspension of disbelief issues throughout. [...]

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Tags: l-title · s-author · science fiction · young adult