Category Archive: Watercooler Review

Aug 30

Watercooler Review – Armada by Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline’s sophomore effort seems to target a certain demographic, a trait it has in common with his first novel, and I feel lucky to be part of that group. This book is full of period references and jokes, and if you were a geek and attended high school in the 80’s then you get …

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May 10

Watercooler Review – Warspite by Christopher G. Nuttall

Warspite takes place in the Ark Royal universe and takes place several years after the series ends. This story introduces a new ship and a whole new cast of characters that has little connection to the characters in the Ark Royal series. Like the Ark Royal series, the Britishness of these characters and ships is …

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Mar 05

Black Tide Rising Book Series by John Ringo

Zombies seem to be all the rage these days with movies and TV series reaching heights of popularity and bringing the genre into the mainstream. With that said the genre has reached a saturation point where the stories tend to blend together and originality is rare. The Black Tide Rising series follows a different take …

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Feb 06

Ark Royal series by Christopher G. Nuttall

If you wish for peace, prepare for war. -Royal Navy Motto Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground …

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Sep 20

Watercooler Review: Starship Troopers: Invasion

I just finished watching this and I have to say it is my favorite of the Starship Trooper movies, even the first one. One of the big problems I had with this series is that one of the main concepts from the book was powered armor, which was pretty much the foundation behind the mobile …

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May 19

Watercooler Review: BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES by Joseph Nassise

BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES is the first book in the new The Great Undead War series by Joseph Nassise. The story takes place in an alternate timeline during World War I. The Germans, facing defeat with the entrance of America into the war, unleash their latest secret weapon T-Leiche, also known as “corpse gas”. …

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Apr 25

Watercooler review… Armored

Gather around the water cooler and let me tell you about a book I just read… Armored Edited by John Joseph Adams Armored is a collection of short stories dealing primarily with powered armor of one variety or another. The stories run the gamut from heavy military action to agriculture (really). While they were not …

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Feb 16

MSF Watercooler Review… Marching Through Georgia

Marching Through Georgia By S.M. Stirling This is one of my favorite alternate-history books. It deals with an alternate timeline diverging at the U.S. revolutionary war and ending up in World War II. The formation of a slave based society in South Africa by soldiers defeated in several wars of the 1700s leads to a …

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