What I’m Reading: A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

Alex White’s A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe is a curious mixup of space opera and fantasy arcana, with a dash of military SF thrown in. I missed the “magic” bit when I was adding it to my Christmas wish list, and I was surprised when I read the first few pages in the … Read moreWhat I’m Reading: A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

ATAC 2018 Conference at Lafayette

A view of one of the gates at Lafayette College.

  The first-ever Academic Technology Administrators Conference (ATAC) is being held at Lafayette College on June 25 and 26. Sponsored by CLAMP, the conference is dedicated to the people who design, implement and support the academic technology ecosystem. In some ways this conference is the successor to the old NITLE User Group meetings, where folks … Read moreATAC 2018 Conference at Lafayette

What I’m Reading: The Stars Are Legion

Spaceships fly across the orange-red surface of a planet.

The teaser for this novel sold me instantly: “Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution.  As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan … Read moreWhat I’m Reading: The Stars Are Legion

What I’m Reading: Forsaken Skies

A t-shaped starship attacks a planet.

After spending two weeks in August reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s hard science fiction novel 2312, I returned to lighter fare with the space opera Forsaken Skies. It’s your standard aliens-invade-human-space-for-unknown-reasons story but that’s exactly what I’m looking for to wind down the summer. This is the last book on my Summer 2017 reading list; if I can finish … Read moreWhat I’m Reading: Forsaken Skies