Hi again, Grick here. The other day, I was looking over the lists of science fiction motion pictures that Messrs. Evanovich and Stamm recently posted. I was intrigued by the term “science fiction” and took the time to familiarize myself with the concept. In doing so, it occurred to me that some readers might view the accounts related in the “Man’s Best Friend” series in this way. Of course, as one who lived those adventures and knows that they are factual, the word “fiction” seems misleading to me. Then again, knowing that the very idea of parallel dimensions is not universally accepted in your world, I guess I should not be too surprised that some readers might view it as fictional. That is too bad, of course, because as our faithful readers know, Binaltro is as real a place as any you know in your reality and I only wish you all could see it for yourselves. But, whatever your views on the veracity might be, I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the books, as many of you already have done.
A Great Book Signing
We had a great book signing at the Oregon Coast on Saturday, Aug 17th. Nye Beach Book House hosted the event. Lee was unable to be there so I held down the fort myself. Needless to say, it was fun. Nye Beach Book House in located in the Nye Beach Community of Newport, OR. It is a cool store with lots of nooks and crannies with new and used books. You are sure to find a great read. If you are ever in Newport, Oregon stop in and browse.
Outstanding Book Alert
Rarely do I read a book in a single sitting. I usually like to pace the experience out over several evenings of reading before bed. In this way a great book lasts longer. However, last Sunday morning I sat down to read Old Man’s War by John Scalzi. I finished it that evening with only a few interruptions such as dinner and the like. I cannot praise this novel enough. It is tight and extremely well written.
The protagonist is John Perry and according to teaser, “John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army.” Apparently when someone turns 75, they can enlist and leave earth to defend human colonies. Mankind has made it to the stars and a dangerous place it is. There are too few planets and too many alien races that want them. The Colonial Defense Force needs soldiers. And they don’t want young, inexperienced recruits. They need people with a lifetime of experience and wisdom. Once accepted, the senior citizen recruit is… No spoilers here. You’ll just have to read the book. It is worth it. But don’t blame me for any loss of sleep. This book gets five stars.
More Shameless Self Promotion
We are now selling T-shirts. T-shirts with Man’s Best Friend art on them. “OMG. Is there nothing these guys won’t stoop to in order to slog their books?” Grick was overheard commenting in an unguarded moment. Well the answer to that, Grick, is no there isn’t. The shirts are available in brown or purple with two different pieces of art. Book 1 or Book 2 back covers. Go to our we site binaltro.com and order one today!
Enough for now. Next post will include capsule book review from Lee as well as an RJ Rants on the concept of age division amonst books.