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February 27, 2012 by Draginol
Reading is what I do while I wait for the night to be over to start the next day.

I love my Kindle. 99 cent books.

Anyway, here are a few books I highly highly recommend for those who dig sci-fi


Old Man’s War

The Last Colony

The Ghost Brigades

Post-Human and Trans Human


The Forever War

The Old Man and the Wasteland



Zoe’s Tale

The Doomsday Book (this is good if you like history)

February 6, 2010 by Draginol
With Winter getting along, my wife is insisting that I start taking the books I’ve recently read out of our bedroom and put them away downstairs.

I won’t bore you with the books that weren’t good, below are the ones I highly recommend:

The Little Black Book of Violence: What Every Young Man Needs to Know About Fighting Gridlock: Why We're Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Fore...
June 23, 2009 by Draginol

Review: One Second After


One Second After is a fictional story in which the United States is attacked by an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon.

What’s scary about EMP weapons is that they’re not far-fetched. When a nuclear explosion takes place in the upper atmosphere, it rains down a huge electromagnetic pulse that will take out most electronics that aren’t hardened specifically for it. That means your car, your electricity, everyone else’s electricity, and all your gadgets are fried. 

February 9, 2008 by Draginol
I didn't get to read much in January. I basically got up, went to work for 8 hours at the office, came home, worked for another 8 hours, and went to bed and repeated that. Very busy time in those last weeks of Sins of a Solar Empire, new year business work, GalCiv II: Twilight of the Arnor, MyColors, WindowBlinds, DeskScapes, Impulse, etc.

But now I'm back.

So now I'm starting to read again.  This month I'm reading "Arrest Proof Yourself" which I got to learn more about what type...
November 21, 2007 by Draginol
I just got back from the future in my time machine. Lots of cool stuff and not so cool stuff too.

But one of the things that surprised me was how eBooks ended up succeeding in ways one didn't expect and failed utterly in the areas it was expected to do well in.

It all started with the Kindle.  The Kindle was the first mainstream (seriously mainstream) attempt to get eBooks going.  With Amazon getting behind it (just like the did the Segway incidentally) the Kindle became pretty s...
January 13, 2004 by Draginol
Recently I wrote two articles that tried to explain Tolkien's mythology on Lord of the Rings in fairly plain terms. You can read themhere andhere.

Jaime writes:

Brad- thanks for your helpful, plain language articles. Just rewatched the first movie with a bunch of friends, and even those of us who read the Silmarillon, etc. couldn't remember them well enough to answer some background questions that your articles answered nicely. We still have some questions I thought you might kno...